Mr. Maryles, a Brooklyn resident, first became involved in the university’s leadership in 1990, when he became a founding member of the Board of Directors of Yeshiva College, YU’s undergraduate college of liberal arts and sciences for men. He also serves as co-chair of the Association of Modern Orthodox Day Schools, which is a project of the Max Stern Division of Communal Services at YU’s affiliated Rabbi Isaac Elchanan Theological Seminary.
A prominent leader in the Jewish community, Mr. Maryles is president of the Jewish Community Relations Council of New York, a member of the executive committees of UJA-Federation of New York and the Orthodox Caucus, and secretary of the board of the Caroline and Joseph S. Gruss Life Monument Funds, Inc. Among his previous communal activities, Mr. Maryles was co-chairman of the Fund for Jewish Education, president of the Gesher Foundation, and president of the Yeshiva of Flatbush.
Mr. Maryles earned his JD degree from Brooklyn Law School and BS degree from Brooklyn College. His wife, Gladys, is a member of the board of the Yeshiva University Museum. Their daughter, Julia, is a graduate of YU’s Stern College for Women and several sons-in-law are graduates of Yeshiva College and YU’s Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law.