Board Trustee, State University of New York
Eunice Lewin, EdM, is a member of the board of trustees of the State University of New York, serving on the Communications and External Affairs; Education, College Readiness and Success; and Audit committees. Lewin has a distinguished 35-year career of service to the Western New York community. She is also currently serving on the board of directors for the Buffalo Urban League and Independent Health, and is the board commissioner for the Niagara Frontier Transportation Authority.
Her past affiliations include founding member, Roswell Park Alliance; board of regents, Canisius College; commissioner, Erie County Commission on the Status of Women; steering committee, His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama, University at Buffalo; member, Erie County Cultural Resource Advisory Board; vice-chair, Buffalo Prep Board of Directors; Arts Advisory Council, University at Buffalo; vestry, St. Philip’s Episcopal Church; board of trustees, Buffalo Seminary and Western New York Public Broadcasting; and board of directors, American Red Cross-Greater Buffalo Chapter, Buffalo Zoological Gardens, and Hispanic United of Buffalo. Lewin has also been actively involved with the Erie County Chapter of The Links and the Hispanic Women’s League.
Lewin has been recognized for her outstanding service to the Western New York community. She has received the Buffalo Latino Lions Club Hispanic Community Award, 2010; Buffalo State College President’s Distinguished Service Award, 2008; Bethel AME Church Excellence Award, 2006; Marcus Garvey Community Service Award, 2004; National Conference for Community and Justice of Western New York 50th Annual Citation Award, 2003; Governor’s Award for Excellence in Education, 2002; Western New York’s Women Hall of Fame, 2002; and the Ebony and Ivory Civic Award, 1994.
She earned an EdM in educational administration and an MA in American and Puerto Rican studies, both from the University at Buffalo, and a bachelor’s degree in sociology from Marymount Manhattan College. Lewin was previously employed as a bilingual school social worker for the Buffalo Board of Education; a bilingual senior child protection worker for the Erie County Department of Social Service; and a bilingual social worker for the Catholic Charities West Side Counseling Center.