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Trustees Approve Tenure Appointments, Elect New Member at May Meetings

Story posted May 14, 2009

The Bowdoin College Board of Trustees approved the appointments of two faculty members, with tenure, and elected a new member during its May 8 and 9, 2009, meetings on campus.

Trustees voted to promote Michael J. Kolster, assistant professor of art, to the rank of associate professor, with tenure, effective July 1, 2009.

Collin S. Roesler was appointed associate professor of geology, with tenure, also effective July 1, 2009.

Ronald C. Brady '89, of Bryn Mawr, Pa., was elected to serve a five-year term on the Board of Trustees, effective July 1, 2009. Brady is co-founder and head of the Foundation Academy Charter School, a free, public, academically demanding college preparatory middle school serving students from Trenton, N.J. He has 13 years of experience in education administration, focused primarily on improving urban schools. A history and government major, Brady graduated magna cum laude from the College. A James Bowdoin Scholar, he was on the dean's list and earned the Class of 1875 Prize, the Andrew Haldane Cup and the Harry S. Truman Scholarship Award. His prior service to Bowdoin includes membership on the Alumni Council and President's Visiting Committee. Brady has also served as associate class agent and BASIC representative.

Trustees re-elected to serve another five-year term on the board, effective July 1, 2009, were Deborah Jensen Barker '80, Tamara A. Nikuradse '84, John S. Osterweis '64, Scott B. Perper '78, Alan R. Titus '62 and Robert F. White '77.

Trustees elected Michele G. Cyr '76 vice chair of the board for a three-year term, effective July 1, 2009, succeeding James W. MacAllen '66 who completed his term as vice chair.

Trustees also recognized Associate Dean of Admissions Anne Wohltman Springer '81, who has served as secretary of the governing boards since 1995, and elected her secretary emerita.

Director of Stewardship Programs Heather T. K. Hietala '83 was elected secretary of the trustees, succeeding Springer, for a five-year term, effective July 1, 2009.

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