Over the years, I have served on many not-for-profit boards. My first such experience was shortly after I graduated from the CUNY Graduate School. I joined the alumni association and ultimately served a term as President. Most members of this board were recent graduates which I don’t think is unusual. Many of us thoroughly enjoyed our graduate experience and joining the alumni association was both an opportunity to stay in touch and to give back. Subsequent to that experience I joined a number of other boards, most of which relate to schools and education in general. I also interact with boards in community, business, government, religious, and educational settings. For the most part I am very impressed with those individuals who serve on boards. The pro bono work involved is much needed and much appreciated.