Kimberlin Butler ’03 MPA joins the Education Policy Working Group for Hillary for America


Kimberlin Butler recently joined the Education Policy Working Group for the Hillary for America presidential campaign. Butler is responsible for drafting education policy memos, advising Secretary Clinton and her senior leadership to shape the future of public education in America. She also serves as a critical thought-leader and battleground state lead, ensuring that voters and communities understand the impact of proposed education policies on the ground.

Aysha Seedat ’16 (PSt) is now Compliance Analyst at JPMorgan Chase & Co.

Aysha Seedat is now a compliance analyst at JPMorgan Chase & Co. In this position, she is responsible for ensuring that the firm is in compliance with Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) and Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) regulations. Seedat served as president of the Syracuse University Student Association this past 59th legislative session.

Alok Tripathi ’16 EMPA is now Director of the Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Gas of the Government of India

Alok Tripathi is now the Director of the Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Gas within the government of India. Tripathi is heading the division responsible for policy formulation  and administrative supervision in respect of petroleum product such as gasoline, high speed diesel, kerosene, and aviation fuel across the country. Prior to working in Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Gas, Tripathi had worked in Ministry of Railways, where during his various assignments, he looked after strategic planning and day to day management of the passenger and freight business, besides the administration of welfare measures for a team of over 3,000 employees.

Robert Duffy ’98 MA (PA) appointed to the SUNY Board of Trustees

Robert Duffy was recently appointed to the SUNY Board of Trustees by Governor Andrew Cuomo. The Board serves as the governing body of the 64 SUNY campuses across the state.  Duffy is the CEO of the Greater Rochester Chamber of Commerce and previously served as the lieutenant governor of New York from 2011-2014. Duffy’s predecessor is Henrik “Hank” Dullea ’82 PhD (PSc), Cornell vice president for university relations emeritus.

An Invitation From the Dean: Join us for Orange Central 9/16 and 9/17.

Dear Maxwell Alumni,

I am very honored to have been chosen as the 10th Dean of Syracuse University’s Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs. It is an extraordinary opportunity to lead a school with such a remarkable reputation, not only for academic excellence, but for the enthusiasm, loyalty, and generosity of its graduates.

Having taught as a member of the Maxwell faculty for a dozen years, I am privileged to know many alumni, and I look forward to speaking and working with all of you to further expand Maxwell’s visibility and influence across the country and around the world.

I would like to personally invite you to come back to Syracuse for the upcoming Orange Central weekend September 16-18.  Among the many planned activities, I hope you will find time to meet me at the Maxwell Orange Central Lecture with Ambassador James B. Cunningham on Friday, September 16 (follow this link for details) or at the Maxwell Alumni Reception on Saturday, September 17 (register below).

And I thank each of you, in advance, for being active citizens for your communities, for Maxwell, and Syracuse University.  I know that we share a commitment to greatness for the Maxwell School, and I look forward to celebrating with you the many outstanding accomplishments of our faculty, staff, students, and alumni in the months and years ahead.

I hope to see you on campus in September!


David M. Van Slyke, Ph.D.

Dean  | Louis A. Bantle Chair in Business-Government Policy

Maxwell Alumni Reception


12:00 – 2:00 p.m. Reception


Maxwell Hall, Lincoln Courtyard

Event Details

Complimentary hors d’oeuvres and refreshments. This event is free and open to Maxwell School alumni and their guests.

Register Here

Questions? Contact Norma Shannon at 315.443.5504 or

Maxwell networking event in Albany 9/28 at the Savoy Taproom

The Maxwell School of Citizenship
and Public Affairs invites you to attend an 

Alumni Reception

Come and reconnect with your fellow alums and enjoy meeting our most recent graduates in Albany

Savoy Taproom

301 Lark Street
Albany, New York 12210

Wednesday, September 28, 2016

5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.

Please RSVP Here

Complimentary hors d’oeuvres, cash bar*

Please forward this invitation to your Maxwell friends!

Albany Networking Event 2012

Questions?  Contact us at   or (315) 443-5504

Leo Kanawada ’65 MA (Hist) releases book, “Captain, Infantry”

Leo Kanawada recently released “Captain, Infantry,” a vivid account of the Vietnam War in the 1960’s, published by Authorhouse. In the memoir, Kanawada recalls his numerous job assignments and duties as an infantry officer in South Korea and South Vietnam. To learn more about the book, click here to be directed to the publisher’s website.