IC Board of Trustees Elects Three New Members

By Kyle Hornyak, August 27, 2018
The board added three new term trustees in August.

The Ithaca College Board of Trustees voted in three new members on August 20, electing Orinthia Montague, David Meberg 85 and Rosanna Aybar as term trustees. All three trustees will serve four-year terms and will be up for re-election in May 2022.  

Orinthia Montague

Orinthia Montague serves as president of Tompkins Cortland Community College (TC3). Montague, who joined TC3 in 2017, has been a leader in higher education for the past 18 years, including seven years at Normandale Community College, the largest community college within the Minnesota State University system, where she served as vice president of student affairs and chief diversity officer. Before joining Normandale, Montague spent 11 years at the University of Missouri-St. Louis and held a number of roles at the institution, eventually being named associate vice provost and dean of students. She received a Bachelor of Arts from Truman State University, a Master of Arts in counseling from Lindenwood University and a Doctorate in higher education administration from the University of Missouri-St. Louis. Along with her roles in higher education, Montague has been involved with the United Way and the YWCA and is a member of the NAACP. 

David Meberg '85

David Meberg is a School of Business alumnus who is principal, president and CEO of Consolidated Carpet, one of the largest carpet sellers and installers for New York’s commercial real estate industry, serving clients in the New York City metropolitan area and worldwide. In addition, Meberg is president of CCTW Realty Inc., a non-residential property manager, cochair of the NYDC Carpenters Benefit Funds and chairman of the board of Carpet Transport Inc. in New York City. Along with his professional responsibilities, Meberg volunteers his time and expertise as an IC Mentor Connect volunteer. Additional IC engagements include his serving as a longtime Career Services volunteer, host committee member for Corner Office Conversations and as a host for “Meet the Firms,” an event during which IC business students visit New York City to network with alumni.  

Rosanna Aybar

Rosanna Aybar has more than two decades of experience working in nonprofits, and has a background in finance, operations, human resources and IT management. In her current role as vice president of finance and administration and assistant treasurer of the William T. Grant Foundation, an organization that supports research to improve the lives of young people ages 5-25 in the United States, Aybar oversees the external managers of the foundation’s endowment, and is responsible for the foundation’s budget, accounting, audit, human resources and information technology systems. From 2002-2016, Aybar was chief financial officer/chief administrative officer of the Posse Foundation, an organization that provides educational opportunities in communities across the country. Aybar currently serves on the Finance Committee for Philanthropy New York, and is a member of the Foundation Financial Officers Group (FFOG), the COO Roundtable, and the Society of Human Resources Management. 

Montague, Meberg, and Aybar join Luvelle Brown, Ellen Staurowsky, MS ’78, and Yetunde Smalls ’21 — who were elected in May — as the newest members of the board.