Aviation Executive to Deliver Keynote Remarks at Commencement

Lysa Scully, General Manager of LaGuardia Airport, will deliver the 2018 York College Commencement Address on Friday, June 1.

With more than 30 years of business experience at the Port Authority, Ms. Scully is the chief executive of LaGuardia Airport, one of the largest in the United States. She leads a team of 400 in the operation, maintenance and development of the airport, with the mission to provide a “safe, secure, and quality customer experience for the traveling public, and a great workplace for on-airport employees.”

Ms. Scully is charged with ensuring the continuity of airport operations while overseeing investment of more than $8 billion to create a 21st century airport for New York. Prior to her appointment as General Manager in 2013, Scully served as the airport’s Deputy General Manager. In addition to her airport leadership roles, she spent thirteen years as a senior executive in the Aviation corporate offices, where she “delivered the iconic Customer Care brand and Customer Service Standards Programs that are a hallmark of Port Authority airports.” Before launching her career in the aviation sector, Scully demonstrated her leadership in a wide range of other business areas at the Port Authority, including serving a two-year appointment as Corporate Secretary of the Agency as an elected officer. 

The aviation leader holds an MBA in Finance from Pace University, a BS in Accounting from Rutgers University, and an Airport Certified Employee (ACE) designation from the American Association of Airport Executives. Having spoken at three events for students in the college’s CUNY Aviation Institute, Ms. Scully is no stranger to York College. Aviation majors have also interned at LaGuardia Airport over the years.

The York College Commencement Exercises will take place on the Health and Physical Education field at 9:00 am on June 1 with more than 5,000 family members and friends expected to attend in support of the graduates.

For more information about the ceremony, please visit the College’s Commencement website.