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NACUA's Life Membership Award

S. Andrew Schaffer - 2005

S. Andrew Schaffer retired from New York University in December 2004 after serving as Vice President and General Counsel and Secretary of the University since 1977 and Senior Vice President and General Counsel and Secretary of the University since 1993. He previously served as Counsel to Stanley S. Arkin, P.C., Chief Counsel of the New York State Moreland Act Commission on Nursing Homes; Assistant United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York; and Associate Director of the Vera Institute of Justice. Mr. Schaffer received his B.A. magna cum laude from Harvard University and his LL.B. cum laude from Harvard Law School. He also was a Henry Fellow at Cambridge University.

Mr. Schaffer’s involvement in NACUA spans nearly as long as his tenure at NYU. His first volunteer position was on the 1979-1980 Committee on Publications and, since then, he served on virtually every NACUA committee and countless task forces and ad-hoc committees. He was Chair of the Committees on National Office, Finance, Program for the Annual Conference, Nominations and Elections, and Honors and Awards, and the Ad-Hoc Committee on Early Retirement.

Mr. Schaffer was first elected to the NACUA Board of Directors in 1984 as a member-at-large. He was re-elected to the Board in 1990 as the NACUA Treasurer for which he served a three-year term. In 1994, he was again re-elected to the Board, this time as Second Vice President, and served successively as First Vice President in 1995-96; President-Elect in 1996-97; and as the 37th President of the Association in 1997-98.

Those who know Andy Schaffer know that he has been a generous and gracious contributor to NACUA, and regard him as a leader in the truest sense of the word. He has been a mentor to many, a positive role model for newcomers to the profession, and the very epitome of the collegiality that the organization so cherishes. NACUA is pleased to recognize these accomplishments and achievements and to bestow on him Life Membership.