Phyllis Putter Barasch is a Vice Chair of the Board of Trustees of NYU. She serves as the University's Alumni Affairs & Student Life Committee Chair, as a member of the University's Executive, Finance, Academic Affairs, Compensation and Committee on Trustees. In addition she has served as an active member on special committees such as the Joint Committee meeting with various university constituencies about the 2031 plan and on the Presidential Search Committee. Mrs. Barasch also serves on NYULMC's Perlmutter Cancer Institute Advisory Committee. She was President of the NYUAA from 2012–2014.