For Immediate Release February 6, 2009
Contact: Alicia Steger 516.572.9634
Richard M. Gutierrez Appointed to the Board of Trustees at Nassau Community College
Garden City, NY—Nassau Community College (NCC) is pleased to announce that Richard M. Gutierrez has been appointed to its Board of Trustees by Nassau County. Gutierrez was appointed for a three-year term beginning on December 15, 2008.
“I am honored to have the opportunity to serve on the Board of Trustees of Nassau Community College. I will do my best to uphold the excellent reputation the College has achieved in providing affordable and quality higher education for its students,” said Gutierrez. NCC President Dr. Sean Fanelli is excited that Gutierrez has joined the Board. “The role of the Trustee has become increasingly more central to the overall performance of the College. We count ourselves fortunate to have Mr. Gutierrez join us at this critical juncture of the nation’s challenges and in the 50th year of our College’s existence. His legal background and his commitment to the College’s mission to provide quality and affordable education to our students will enable us to serve all of the citizens of Nassau County,” he said.
Richard M. Gutierrez is an attorney with a private practice in Forest Hills, New York. He also appears regularly as a legal commentator on Court TV. Prior to his current position, he served as a trial attorney in the Criminal Defense Division of the Legal Aid Society and an associate attorney in the law offices of Jose M. Betancourt. Gutierrez received his bachelor’s degree from Brooklyn College and his juris doctorate from Seton Hall University.
Gutierrez is past president of the Latino Lawyers Association of Queens County. He is a member of the New York State Bar Association and the New York Trial Lawyers Association. In addition, Gutierrez is a member of the Puerto Rican Bar Association, the Board of Managers of the Correctional Association of New York and the grievance committee for the second and eleventh judicial districts.
Gutierrez, his wife Yvette and their two sons live in Bellmore.