Caryl M. Stern, President and Chief Executive Officer of the U.S. Fund for UNICEF, received her Bachelor’s degree from SUNY Oneonta in 1978. She went on to receive her master’s degree at Western Illinois University and doctorate in education at Loyola University Chicago.
She joined the U.S. Fund for UNICEF in 2006 as COO and assumed her current position as President and CEO in 2007. Before this, she served as the COO and Senior Associate National Director of the Anti-Defamation League (ADL) and Dean of Students at Polytechnic University in New York.
She is the author of I Believe in Zero: Learning From The World’s Children (to be released in Fall 2013), and co-author of Hate-Hurts: How Children Learn and Unlearn Prejudice (2000) and Future Perfect: A model for Professional Development (1987).
She is the recipient of many awards, including most recently the 2012 Leading Lights Award from the National Multicultural Institute and FutureWork Institute. In 2009, Stern was named “Outstanding Alumna” by her alma-mater and received the Outstanding Commitment to Diversity and Inclusion Alumna Award.
Stern is a prime example of the strength of the vibrant community within the Power of SUNY.