Brabham, Rangel Join Dean’s Advisory Board
During the 2020-2021 academic year, the Rockefeller College Dean’s Advisory Board enthusiastically welcomed two new members: Lola Brabham BA ’95, MPA ’00 and Nic Rangel BA ’06, MPA ’11.
Lola Brabham is the President of the Commission on Independent Colleges and Universities (CICU). In that role she leads CICU, an Albany based not-for-profit organization that represents the chief executives of New York's 100+ independent (private, not-for-profit) colleges and universities on issues of public policy.
Ms. Brabham joined CICU after a 20-year career in public service. Most recently, she served as Commissioner of the New York State Department of Civil Service and President of the Civil Service Commission. In that role she led the central personnel agency for the Executive Branch of New York State Government, serving approximately 150,000 employees.
Lola holds a dual Bachelor of Arts in Criminal Justice and Sociology from UAlbany and a Master of Public Administration from Rockefeller College of Public Affairs and Policy.
In addition to the Dean’s Advisory Board, Lola serves on the board of the Center for Women in Government and Civil Society and Dress for Success.
Nic Rangel is the Assistant Deputy Counsel to the NYS Senate Majority, Democratic Conference, in Counsel’s Office. She serves on the Albany County Democratic Committee and the Colonie Democratic Committee. Ms. Rangel is also a volunteer on the NYS-Democratic Senate Campaign Committee.
Ms. Rangel is also a co-founder and board member at the Center for Community Insight, and a member of the Capital District Black and Latino Bar Association, the New York State Bar Association, and the Hispanic National Bar Association. She also leads the Capital District National Lawyers Guild chapter.
Nic contributes pro bono legal services with the Legal Aid Society of North Eastern New York (LASNNY) Closing the Gap (CTG) program and serves on the Committee on Character and Fitness for the third Judicial District of New York.
She holds a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from UAlbany and a Master of Public Administration from Rockefeller College of Public Affairs and Policy.
In addition to the Dean’s Advisory Board, Nic serves on the Advisory Board for the Albany Law School Government Law Center and the Board of Directors for the UAlbany Alumni Association.