A native of Brooklyn, NY – “America’s 4th largest City”, Steve served as Deputy Commissioner for Finance and Administration from 2008-13 for the New York State Division of Human Rights, the oldest civil rights agency in the USA.
He also served with the City of New York, CUNY, AFS Intercultural Programs, and New-York Historical Society. He holds BA and MPA degrees from New York University, and studied law at Brooklyn Law School.
Currently a Lecturer of Public Administration, John Jay College of Criminal Justice, City University of New York (CUNY), Stephen Rolandi’s career spans government, higher education and the independent sectors.
Steve joined ASPA when he was in graduate school and is a long-standing member. He served twice as President of the New York Metropolitan Chapter, and is now in his 4th term on the ASPA National Council.
Steve chaired the highly successful 2001 National ASPA Conference, held in Newark, NJ and the 1999 Northeast Regional Conference in New York City. He has been a delegate to numerous ASPA regional and national conferences.
He has represented ASPA at several international conferences and meetings in Canada. Steve currently serves on the planning committee for this fall’s NeCOPA Regional Conference in Arlington, VA.
He is active in his community, having been involved in numerous civic and voluntary associations, including the NYU Alumni Association, League of Women Voters, American Planning Association, and the Larchmont Historical Society. He currently serves as LHS Treasurer and Co-Finance Chair of his residential cooperative in Larchmont, NY.