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York University Alumni Board

Working together to build the future

The York University Alumni Board (YUAB) consults with the University’s president and University Advancement on a range of issues, ideas and plans. We provide strategic advice, counsel, philanthropic engagement and network-building to enhance York’s reputation, encourage giving, and increase student engagement.

“Here at York, we have a global network of engaged, enthusiastic alumni. And as some of our most valuable community members, we want them to participate in and help shape our future.”

Julie Lafford, Executive Director, Alumni Engagement

Current YUAB Members

The YUAB has up to eighteen members with diverse backgrounds and careers. Members have one or two-year terms, and we meet up to four times per year and participate in subcommittees.

Francesca Accinelli

Francesca Accinelli (BFA ’92)

Chair, October 2017 to Present

Krystal Abotossaway

Krystal Abotossaway (BHRM ’13)

Member, Networks Committee

Ali Badruddin

Ali Badruddin (BBA '09)

Vice Chair, Networks Committee

Michelle Dagnino

Michelle Dagnino (BA ’02, MA ’03, LLB ’06)

Chair, Networks Committee

Michael Eubanks

Michael Eubanks (BA ’93)

Member, Nominations and Governance Committee; Scholarship and Awards Committee

Monika Federau

Monika Federau (BA ’86)

Vice Chair, Nominations and Governance Committee

Ron Ferguson

Ron Ferguson (B.Sc. ’89)

Member, Scholarships and Awards Committee; Member, Nominations and Governance Committee

Layth Gafoor

Layth Gafoor (BA ’02, LLB ’06)

Chair, Nominations and Governance Committee

Shamshad Madhok

Shamshad Madhok (BAS ’89)

Member, Nominations and Governance Committee; Member, Networks Committee

Paul Nguyen

Paul Nguyen (BA ’04)

Vice Chair, Scholarships and Awards Committee

Nadine Spencer

Nadine Spencer (BA ’94, BA ’04)

Member, Networks Committee

Daniel Steinfeld

Daniel Steinfeld (BBA ’04)

Member, Networks Committee

Steve Watt

Steve Watt (BA ’06)

Member, Networks Committee

Winnie Yu

Winnie Yu (BSc ’19)

Member, Networks Committee; Student Representative

Ross McMillan

Ross McMillan (BA '01)

Member, Nominations and Governance Committee

Jonathan Clodman

Jonathan Clodman (BA ’19, BEd ’19)

Student Representative

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