The Dean’s Leadership Council comprises alumni and friends of the Faculty of Arts and Sciences on the Camden campus. The Faculty of Arts and Sciences is committed to excellence in research, teaching, and service. We expect to be and be recognized as one of the best small public urban research universities in the nation. We offer the small scale atmosphere of a first-rate liberal arts college with the resources of a major public research university. Working closely with the Dean of the Faculty of Arts and Sciences, the DLC seeks to support this vision.

The DLC’s primary role is to assist the Dean in building a successful development program and encourage strong private support of the Faculty of Arts and Sciences. It raises the visibility and supports the goals of the Faculty of Arts and Sciences while providing strategic advice to the Dean for working to ensure the support of outside constituencies.

The DLC also helps to identify alumni, friends, organizations and corporations who have the potential to provide major gift support for the Faculty of Arts and Sciences. It builds and provides leadership to a network of alumni and friends who can assist as volunteers to accomplish the vision of Faculty of Arts and Sciences through fundraising and related activities. In addition, the DLC assists in developing the interest of external stakeholders in the success of the Faculty of Arts and Sciences by such activities as providing introductions, hosting meetings and small events, and arranging for campus visits.

Currently, the DLC is focusing its fundraising efforts on five initiatives specific to enhancing the undergraduate experience on the Camden campus: Writers House, Honors College, Undergraduate Scholarships, International Studies and Undergraduate Research.

List of Members

Brian Baratz, CPA
CCAS 1972

Baratz & Associates, P.A.
Dr. Kriste Lindenmeyer
Dean, Faculty of Arts & Sciences
Rutgers-Camden College of Arts & Sciences, University College and The Graduate School

Jeffrey Baron
CCAS ’69, NLAW ’73

Partner Baron & Brennan, PA
George Mamo
CCAS 1976

Executive Vice President/COO
International Fellowship of Christians and Jews
John Cole, Esq.
CCAS 1971

Partner Wiley Rein & Fielding, LLP



John A. O’Malley
RC 1959

Chairman, CEO and President

Iris International, Inc.
Anthony DePetris
CCAS 1984

Director of Administrative and Personnel Services
LEAP University Charter School
Chairman, Rutgers University Board of Trustees
Jennie A. Owens, Esq
CCAS 2003, CLAW 2006

Archer & Greiner, P.C.
Kenneth Disken
CCAS 1966

Retired, Senior VP, Human Resources
Lockheed Martin Corporation
James Rhodes
CCAS 1994

Chair, Dean’s Leadership Council
Deputy County Administrator
Camden County
The Honorable Patricia Egan Jones
CCAS 1994

Camden County
Irvin Shoemaker, Esq.
CCAS 1966, NLaw 1969

Shoemaker and Borbe, LLP
Paula Heichel
CCAS 1971

First Vice President- Investment
Wachovia Investments
Edward G. Spell, Esq.
CCAS 1973, CLaw 1976
Chubb & Son
Ed Kiessling, CPCU
CCAS 1977

Executive Managing Director
Frank Crystal & Co., Inc
Dorothy Stanaitis
UCC 1982

Rutgers University