E. Virgil Conway, Chairman of the Metropolitan Transportation Authority, and his wife, Elaine Wingate Conway, Director of the New York State Division for Women, were both awarded with Honorary Doctorate of Humane Letters degrees in two separate ceremonies on May 17.
Mr. Conway received his degree from the State University of New York. Mrs. Conway was honored by Marymount College.
Mr. Conway was appointed Chairman of the MTA by Governor George E. Pataki in 1995. Before that, he served as a member of the Board since 1992 and was a member of the MTA Metro-North Railroad and MTA New York City Transit committees, and Chairman of the MTA Audit and MTA Real Estate/Planning committees. Mr. Conway also serves on the boards of the Union Pacific Corporation, Consolidated Edison, Atlantic Mutual Insurance Company, the mutual funds managed by the Phoenix Home Life Insurance Company, and Trism, Inc., as well as several other companies.
Mrs. Conway was appointed to her position by Governor Pataki in 1995 and is a member of the Governor's Cabinet. In this role, she is very active in affecting change for women in New York and serves on the Executive Committee on Affirmative Action, AIDS task Force, Sexual Harassment in the Workplace Task Force, Commission on Honoring the Achievements of Women, Out-of-Wedlock Pregnancy and Poverty Task Force and the Mayor's New York City Commission on the Status of Women.
Additionally, Mrs. Conway is Vice Chairman of the Westchester County Parks, Recreation and Conservation Board, and is a longstanding member of the Board of Senior Citizens Council of Bronxville/Tuckahoe. She is Vice Chairman of the Board of Governors of Lawrence Hospital and was a member for 13 years.
Mr. And Mrs. Conway live in Bronxville.