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College of Law Adds Sandra Wolk Gelb L'92 to Its Board of Advisors

Posted on Tuesday 10/20/2020
Sandra Wolk Gelb

The College of Law is pleased to announce the addition of Rochester, NY-based real estate attorney Sandra Wolk Gelb L'92 to its Board of Advisors, an appointment that continues the College's commitment to reflect on its Board the diverse talent and leadership represented by its alumni community. 

“With nearly 30 years in real estate law, as well as business, bankruptcy, and higher education law, Sandra Wolk Gelb brings a wealth of expertise and experience to the Board of Advisors,” says Dean Craig M. Boise. “I look forward to working closely with Sandra as we continue to promote and deliver a first-class 21st-century legal education together. With Sandra’s accession to the Board, we deepen our connection to Rochester, a legal community of significant importance to our College and from which we draw a significant number of student applicants. In fact, we like to think of Syracuse as Rochester’s law school.”

“Sandra's extensive personal and professional connections to Syracuse University, the College of Law, the University of Rochester, and the city of Rochester will benefit our students as the College strengthens its ties to our neighboring city and its legal community, where more than 575 of our alumni live and work,” says Board of Advisors Chair Robert M. Hallenbeck L’83. “Along with the rest of the Board, I welcome Sandra wholeheartedly to our team and look forward to our collaboration.”

Admitted to the New York bar in 1993 and to the US District Court Western District of New York and US Supreme Court bars in 1997, Gelb practiced law at Chamberlain, D’Amanda, Oppenheimer and Greenfield from 1994 until 2015. She also has worked at the City of Rochester Corporation Council's Office, the Trustees’ Office of the Western District of New York US Bankruptcy Court, and the University of Rochester Legal Department. 

Gelb is a member of the Monroe County Bar Association Real Estate Section, and she serves on the Parent Council and the Network Leadership Cabinet for the University of Rochester, where she is a George Eastman Circle Member. Before attending the College of Law, Gelb graduated from the University of Rochester, cum laude, in 1989. 

Gelb and her family have long-standing ties to the College of Law and Syracuse University. Her grandfather, Robert Miller, graduated from the College of Law in 1929; her father, Allan Wolk, took degrees from the College of Law and the Whitman School of Management in 1960; and her uncle, the Hon. Michael Miller, graduated from the College of Law in 1963. Her mother, Joan (Miller) Wolk, is a 1957 graduate of the Syracuse University School of Education.