H. Carl McCall was appointed to the SUNY Board of Trustees October 22, 2007.
Mr. McCall served as Comptroller of the State of New York from May 1993 to December 2002. As Chief Fiscal Officer of the State, he was responsible for governmental and financial oversight and pension fund management. As sole Trustee of the 880,000-member State and Local Retirement Systems, Mr. McCall was responsible for investing a pension fund valued at $112 billion.
Mr. McCall has had a distinguished career as a public servant. He served three terms as a New York State Senator representing the upper Manhattan district of New York City; as an Ambassador to the United Nations; as a Commissioner of the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey; and as the Commissioner of the New York State Division of Human Rights.
Mr. McCall has been a passionate advocate for public education. He served as President of the New York City Board of Education from 1991 – 1993, where he set policy for the largest school system in the nation. He presently serves as the Chairman of the Public Higher Education Conference Board, a coalition of 14 member organization which supports a strong and vibrant public higher education system in New York State.
He serves on the board of New Plan Realty Corporation, the Ariel Mutual Fund and Tyco International. Mr. McCall is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations.
He was educated at Dartmouth College, Andover Newton Theological Seminary and the University of Edinburgh. He is the recipient of nine honorary degrees.