Bowdoin College Trustees Elect New Members, Vice Chair and Approve Emeritus Status

Story posted May 15, 2012

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The Bowdoin College Board of Trustees elected ­­four new members and a vice chair, re-elected three members, and approved the election of three trustees to emeritus status during meetings held May 11-13, 2012, on campus.

The board elected Donald A. Goldsmith ’65, P’04, David A. Morales ’97, Mary Hogan Preusse ’90 and David Roux P’14 trustees for a term of five years, effective July 1, 2012. Trustees elected David P. Wheeler ’74, P’07, P’15 vice chair of the board for a three-year term, also effective July 1, succeeding Michele G. Cyr ’76, who completed her term as vice chair.

Donald A. Goldsmith, of New York, N.Y., and a member of the Class of 1965, is a partner at the international law firm Holland & Knight LLP, practicing in the areas of exempt organizations, estate planning, trust and estate administration and dispute resolution. Goldsmith has served as general counsel to the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation, Wallace Foundation and the American Foundation for the Blind (AFB), and served on professional advisory councils for the Metropolitan Museum of Art and Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts. He is a trustee and member of the Executive Committee of the Brooklyn Botanic Garden and will be receiving the AFB’s 2012 Helen Keller Achievement Award in June. Prior service to the College includes roles as Reunion Gift Committee chair for his last three reunions; he was also an estate planning seminar host and advisor to the Office of Gift Planning. His son, Jeremy Goldsmith, is a member of the Class of 2004.

David A. Morales, of Lynn, Mass., and a member of the Class of 1997, is Vice-President, Public Policy & Strategic Planning, at Steward Health Care in Boston, New England’s largest integrated health care system and third-largest employer. Morales had previously worked as Massachusetts Commissioner of Health Care Finance and Policy, and as Governor Deval Patrick’s deputy chief of staff and senior advisor. He is co-founder of El Jolgorio de Massachusetts, Inc., serving Latino youth and promoting Latino culture through education, art and civic leadership; and the Puerto Rican Cuatro Project, dedicated to the growth and dissemination of traditional Puerto Rican music and poetry. Morales’ prior service to the College includes membership on the Alumni Council and President’s Visiting Committee, as well as roles as Bowdoin Career Advisory Network (BCAN) advisor and class agent.

Mary Hogan Preusse, of Bronxville, N.Y., and a member of the Class of 1990, is managing director and co-head of Americas Real Estate for APG Asset Management US, the New York subsidiary of the Netherlands-based firm APG. Preusse oversees APG Asset Management's services relating to listed real estate securities investments in North and South America. She serves on the Executive Board of APG Asset Management US. The Dutch parent company APG provides asset management, pension fund administration, management support and communication services to pension funds in the Netherlands. Preusse has been an active participant in the real estate investment trust (REIT) industry for more than 20 years.  She serves on the Investor Advisory Council of the National Association of Real Estate Investment Trusts (NAREIT) and is also a member of NAREIT’s committee on leading sustainability practices. A mathematics major, Preusse’s prior service to Bowdoin includes roles as Alumni Fund director, Bowdoin Alumni Schools Interviewing Committee (BASIC) member, BCAN advisor, class agent and Reunion Gift Committee chair.

David Roux, of Upperville, Va., is a co-founder and senior director of Silver Lake, a global private investment firm. Roux was formerly chairman and CEO of Liberate Technologies, executive vice president at Oracle Corporation and senior vice president at Lotus Development. He is on the boards of Jackson Laboratory, National Audubon Society and the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation. He is also a member of the DuBois Institute's National Advisory Board, a trustee at The Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences at Stanford University and an advisor to the Positive Coaching Alliance. Though earning a bachelor’s and an MBA at Harvard, and a master’s in economics at King’s College, Cambridge University, Roux has many Bowdoin ties that include his father, Donald Roux ’55, brother James Roux ‘81, sister Mary Roux Train ‘91 and daughter Margot Roux ‘14.

Trustees re-elected William A. Chapman ’63 for a term of one year; and John A. Gibbons Jr. ‘64, P'88, P'91, P'96, P'03; and James E. Staley ’79, P'11; each for a term of five years, effective July 1, 2012.

Three board retirees — Gerald C. Chertavian ’87; William S. Janes ‘76, P'09, P'10; Michael P. Lazarus P’09, P’11 — were elected to emeritus status in recognition of devoted service to Bowdoin.

The Board of Trustees elected five staff members to emeritus status as well. Sherrie Bergman was elected Librarian Emerita, Thomas McCabe was elected Head Coach Men’s Lacrosse Emeritus, Mark Nelsen was elected Senior Database Analyst and Programmer Emeritus, Randolph Shaw was elected Vice President for Development and Alumni Relations Emeritus, and William Torrey III was elected Senior Vice President for Planning and Development & Secretary of the College Emeritus.

The board also elected Senior Vice President for Development and Alumni Relations Kelly K. Kerner Secretary of the College and Assistant to the Treasurer Megan A. Hart Assistant Secretary.

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