Poly trustee Lynford to serve on state arts board

Polytechnic University Board of Trustees Vice Chairman Jeffrey Hayden Lynford has been nominated by Gov. Eliot Spitzer to serve as a member of the board of the New York State Council on the Arts.

Lynford is chairman and CEO of Wellsford Real Properties, Inc. He is also a trustee of the Lynford Family Charitable Trust and the Lynford Family Fund, each of which provides annual support to educational, artistic, historic preservation, special needs and public policy organizations.   The governor also nominated Mary Schmidt Campbell to serve as chair of the Council. Currently the dean of New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts, Campbell is a former New York City cultural affairs commissioner and former executive director of the Studio Museum in Harlem.   NYSCA is dedicated to preserving and expanding the state’s cultural resources and works to achieve this goal by encouraging access to the arts, defending artistic freedom, providing recognition and professional advancement for artists and arts administrators, and supporting arts education.