Five New Members Join Board of Trustees

Kenneth Bouyer ’90, Brother Carlos Gómez Restrepo, FSC, Louis Lamatina ’79, Brother Dennis Lee, FSC and Suni Munshani join the College’s board.

Manhattan College recently welcomed five new members to its board of trustees, after an election by current members of the board.

ken-bouyer.jpgKenneth Bouyer ’90 is the Americas Director of Inclusiveness Recruiting at Ernst & Young. In this role, he is responsible for developing and implementing a recruiting strategy that focuses on creating a diverse talent pool. Prior to his current role, he was an Americas Director in the Advisory Services practice, supporting various global internal audit clients. Bouyer has a bachelor of science degree in accounting from Manhattan College and is a certified internal auditor and member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants. He is a lifetime member of the National Association of Black Accountants and the Association of Latino Professionals for America.

Gomez,-Brother-Carlos.jpgBrother Carlos Gómez Restrepo, FSC, is Visitor of the Bogotá District with the Brothers of the Christian Schools. For more than 30 years, Brother Carlos has served in secular and private educational institutions, including serving as Vice President and President of the International Association of Lasallian Universities, as Executive Secretary of the Region Latino Americana Lasallista, the Mission Educative Lasallienne commission, and as coordinator of the preparatory committee for the 44th General Chapter of the Brothers of the Christian Schools. Prior to his appointment as visitor of Bogotá District, Brother Carlos was President of Instituto Técnico Central (1991-95), a public higher education institution in Bogotá, Vice President for Academics at Universidad de La Salle in Bogotá (2005-08) and then President. A native of Colombia, Brother Carlos received a bachelor’s degree in education in 1984 from Universidad de La Salle, Bogotá, Colombia, a master’s degree in political science in 1990 from Universidad Javeriana, Bogotá, Colombia, and a doctor of education in 1999 from St. Mary’s University in Minnesota.   

Lamantina,-Lou.jpgLouis J. Lamatina ’79 is owner of his own law firm, a general practice of law with emphasis on family law, and includes all types of litigation and transactional work. In addition to his law practice, Lamatina was elected mayor of the borough of Emerson, New Jersey in 2015. This is his second four-year term, having previously served from 2007-10. He was also a member of the Emerson planning board from 1995 to 1997 and 2007 to 2011. He served as prosecutor for the borough of Oradell, N.J. in 1999. Lamatina assumed his role as president for the Manhattan College Alumni Society in July 2017. He received his bachelor’s degree from Manhattan College and his juris doctor from Hofstra University. Lamatina is a member of the Bergen County Bar Association, a current panelist for the Bergen County Matrimonial Early Settlement Panel and is an attorney volunteer for Alternatives to Domestic Violence.  

Lee,-Brother-Dennis.jpgBrother Dennis Lee, FSC, was recently appointed as the second Visitor of the District of Eastern North America (DENA) by the Superior General of the Brothers of the Christian Schools, Brother Robert Schieler, FSC. Brother Dennis has worked as an elementary school teacher at Saint Gabriel’s in Queens, has done parish work at Saint Cecilia’s in Brooklyn, has been a high school religion teacher at Bishop Loughlin Memorial High School in Brooklyn, and served as a campus minister, both at Bishop Loughlin and Manhattan College. Since 2002, he has alternated as missionary at Christ the Teacher Institute for Education, Nairobi, Kenya and as Auxiliary Visitor with LINE District and DENA. A native of Queens, Brother Dennis holds a bachelor’s degree in sociology and a master’s degree in education from Fordham University, and a master’s in catechetical ministry from St. John’s University in Queens.

Munshani,-Suni.jpgSuni Munshani is CEO of Protegrity, a data security firm, providing end-to-end data security solutions for data and web applications. Before being named CEO of Protegrity, he was the CEO of Novitaz, a leading provider of customer relationship management software solutions for the retail, banking, healthcare, high-tech and hospitality industries. Prior to Novitaz, he served as a managing partner at Persephone Investments, a venture capital firm focused on early stage investments. While at Persephone, he led the firm’s investment in Synetics, Inc. and eventually assumed the role of CEO and led Synetics’ acquisition to Affiliated Computer Services, a NASDAQ listed company that was later acquired by Lockheed Martin. Munshani is a graduate of the Indian Institute of Technology. He is a charter member of The Indus Entrepreneurs, a non-profit whose mission is to foster entrepreneurship globally through mentoring, networking, education, incubating and funding through wealth creation and giving back to the community.  

By Pete McHugh