By: Erin Martin Kane
Syracuse University is pleased to announce the election of Patricia H. Mautino ’64, G’66 to the University’s Board of Trustees. She was elected to her position at the annual Board of Trustees meeting held on campus in May and will participate in the next meeting of the board in November.
Mautino earned a bachelor’s degree from the College of Arts and Sciences in 1964 and a master of library science degree from the School of Information Studies (iSchool) in 1966.
“Pat’s election to the Board of Trustees is good news for the University and for all of us who love it,” says Chancellor and President Kent Syverud. “A dedicated educator and proven innovator, she will be a wonderful asset as we continue to build on our institutional strengths and enhance our capacity to give students a great education.”
Her career in education administration (K-12), also including a broad range of professional and volunteer associations in library and information services, started in 1966, when she became a librarian for Onondaga Community College after earning her M.L.S. She went on to serve over 25 years with the Oswego County BOCES in Mexico, N.Y., leaving as assistant superintendent in 1996. She joined the Central Square Central School District and worked as an assistant superintendent and administrative consultant for the next 10 years.
Mautino's wide range of professional and civic leadership roles, across local, regional, state and national levels, has included president of the New York Library Association; vice chair of the New York Governor’s Conference on Library & Information Services; trustee of the Liverpool Public Library; trustee of the Onondaga County Public Library (past president, OCPL Foundation); and delegate/New York State co-chair of the White House Conference on Information Services.
“Pat’s extraordinary leadership experience at every level and her bedrock commitment to Syracuse University will be of tremendous value to the board,” says Richard L. Thompson, chairman of the University Board of Trustees. “Her skills as a strategic thinker will be invaluable as the University continues to refine its mission and focus in today’s evolving higher education climate. I am delighted to welcome her to the board and look forward to her contributions.”
For Syracuse University, Mautino served two terms on the Syracuse University Alumni Association Board, where she was a vice president and led the creation of its Student and Young Alumni Advisory Board. She also provided the leadership for the Alumni Board bylaws revision and the strategic plan for alumni philanthropy.
Mautino has been a longtime member of the iSchool Board of Advisors. She and her husband, Louis A. Mautino '61, G’62, a retired real estate builder and developer, met at Syracuse. He was a football letter winner. Members of the Benefactor, Visionary and Pathfinder Gift Clubs, the couple’s primary support is designated for scholarships in football, the School of Education, the iSchool and for the general student population with preference to students of Italian descent.