Ilene has held senior administrative positions throughout her career at Vassar College. Currently she serves as Senior Executive Assistant to the President. Responsibilities include Trustee relations, communications, public relations, scheduling, travel management and special events planning.  She served in a similar capacity for the prior President, as well as for the College’s Chief Financial Officers.   

Ilene’s volunteer commitments include the Vassar College Alumnae/i Admission Program, reader for the disabled at Vassar College, and administration of the GRE, MCAT and LSAT Exams.  She is a former Chair of the Sponsorship Committee for the Annual Heart Gala of the American Heart Association.  She is a member of the Marist College Parents Council as well as the Sacred Heart University Parents Executive Leadership Council.  She has also modeled for the world-renowned realist painter Catherine Murphy.  She is a Notary Public of New York State.

In addition to being a devoted supporter and sponsor of Our Lady of Lourdes High School, she remains actively engaged as a member of the Alumni Association Board and serves on several committees at Lourdes.  She is the proud mother of Keaton Cooke Mangi class of 2011, and Siena Cooke Mangi class of 2013.  

She is a graduate of Krissler Business Institute, and has attended Dutchess Community College, Vassar College, and SUNY Empire State College.