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Two Elected to Bowdoin College Board of Trustees

Story posted May 15, 1998


May 22, 1998 Brunswick, Maine -- The Bowdoin College Board of Trustees has elected two new members, Richard H. Stowe of New York City, and John J. Studzinski of London. Each will serve a five-year term on the 48-member Board of Trustees. Richard Stowe is a general partner of Welsh, Carson, Anderson & Stowe, a private equity and investment firm based in New York City. He worked previously as a vice president for New Court Securities Corp. and as a systems engineer for IBM Corp.

Stowe earned his bachelor's degree in electrical engineering at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and his master's degree in business administration from Harvard Business School. He has served on the boards of numerous private and public companies, including ADVO Inc., EmCare Inc., Health Management Systems Inc. and New American Healthcare Corp. He is also active in several not-for-profit groups, including Trail Blazers Inc., a camping program for inner-city children, and Inner-City Scholarship Fund. At Rensselaer, he is an adjunct trustee and member of the investment committee.

At Bowdoin, Stowe is a member of the Parents Executive Committee and has served as parent representative to the Board of Trustees. His son, Douglas, is a member of the Class of 1999.

John Studzinski is managing director, head of investment banking, Europe, in the London office of Morgan Stanley Dean Witter. He graduated magna cum laude from Bowdoin in 1978 with a degree in biology and sociology and earned his master's degree in business administration from the University of Chicago in 1980. Studzinski is involved in a number of projects and charitable causes dealing with the arts and the homeless in London. He was a founding member of the Passage Day Centre, one of the largest day-care centers for the homeless in London. He has served as a trustee of the Tate Gallery, on the advisory board of the London Symphony Orchestra and as a member of the Diana, Princess of Wales Memorial Committee.

At Bowdoin, he was a commencement speaker, active in student government and Masque & Gown, and a student assistant in both biology and sociology. He has served as a representative to BASIC, a group of Bowdoin alumni/ae who volunteer for Bowdoin's admissions office.

Re-elected to five-year terms on the Board of Trustees were chair Frederick G.P. Thorne of Manchester-by-the-Sea, Mass.; Peter Drake of Lake Forest, Ill.; David Olsen of New York City; Linda Roth of West Hartford, Conn.; D. Ellen Shuman of New Haven, Conn.; and Donald Snyder Jr. of Rye Beach, N.H.

Four trustees retired this year and were elected trustees emeriti. They are David Becker of Portland, Gordon Grimes of Durham, G. Calvin Mackenzie of Bowdoinham and Campbell Niven of Brunswick.

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