Kathryn Grant Madigan appointed to chair Binghamton University Council


BINGHAMTON, NY -- Governor David Paterson has announced the appointment of Kathryn Grant Madigan as Chair of the Binghamton University Council. Madigan, whose appointment is effective immediately, replaces John Spring, who has served as Chair of the Council since 1999. Spring, who has been a member since 1998, will remain on the Council.

“I am very pleased that Kate Grant Madigan has been appointed as chair of the Binghamton University Council,” said President Lois B. DeFleur. “She is a person of great energy and has an impressive leadership record. I look forward to working with her as we continue to advance the University’s initiatives. I also want to thank Dr. Spring for his outstanding leadership of the Council. His commitment and support of the University is greatly appreciated.”

Madigan, who joined the Council earlier this year, is a partner with Levene Gouldin & Thompson, LLP.

“I am honored to be appointed as Chair of the Council by Governor Paterson,” said Madigan. “I look forward to supporting the vital mission of Binghamton University in these challenging times.”

Madigan is a graduate of the University of Colorado at Boulder and received her juris doctorate from the Albany Law School of Union University. An active community and bar leader for nearly 30 years, Madigan was the 110th President of the New York State Bar Association and is currently serving as the association’s immediate past president. She was the first woman and youngest president of the Broome County Bar Association and is a member of the Executive Council of the National Conference of Bar Presidents. A Life Fellow of the New York State Bar Foundation, Madigan is a member of the Binghamton University Foundation, past chair of the Binghamton University Forum, and was recently recognized as the 2008 Indian Hills Girls Scouts Woman of Distinction. Madigan is also one of only two Southern Tier lawyers recognized as a top 50 Super Lawyer in Upstate New York.

Each state-operated campus in the SUNY system has its own Council and members are charged with providing governance, expertise and judgment as a resource to their respective campuses and the State University of New York in their communities.

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Last Updated: 9/17/13