Trustees Elect Vice Chair and Two New Members, Reelect Nine, and Recognize Dedicated Service
The Bowdoin College Board of Trustees elected a new vice chair and two new members to their ranks, reelected nine members of the board, and officially recognized the valued contributions made to the College by retiring members of the faculty, staff, and board of trustees during meetings held virtually May 12–May 14, 2021.
Trustees elected E. Sydney Asbury ’03 vice chair of the board of trustees for a three-year term and elected two new members, Tyree P. Jones Jr. ’82 and Kimberly F. Price ’81, to terms of five years each.
THE NEW TRUSTEES
The board voted to reelect Robert T. Friedman P’15, P’20, Bertrand Garcia-Moreno ’81, Shelley A. Hearne ’83, Tasha vanderLinde Irving ’82, Ann Hambelton Kenyon ’79, George A. Khaldun ’73, Joan Benoit Samuelson ’79, John K. L. Thorndike ’02, and Karen N. Walker ’84 as trustees, each for a term of five years.
Five retiring members of the faculty were recognized for their devoted service to Bowdoin.
Anthony F. Antolini ’63, who joined the faculty in 1992, was elected director of the Bowdoin Chorus emeritus. Antolini is recognized as one of the leading specialists in the development and use of transliterations and "singing" translations of Russian choral music. He is editor of the Icons in Sound series at Paraclete Press and editor of a Russian choral series at E. C. Schirmer Music Publishing. In 1999 he was a featured speaker at the national convention of the American Choral Directors Association (ACDA) and in 2000 at the ACDA convention in Baltimore. He was elected by the Maine Chapter of ACDA as "Conductor of the Year" for the 1999–2000 season.
Sarah O. Conly, who came to Bowdoin in 2006, was elected professor of philosophy emerita. Conly most recently taught courses on bioethics and moral theory. She is the author of One Child: Do We Have a Right to More? (Oxford University Press, 2016) and Against Autonomy: Justifying Coercive Paternalism (Cambridge University Press, 2013). Articles she has published include “Procreation Ethics,” “Moral Paternalism,” “Overpopulation and Individual Responsibility,” and “When Free Speech Is False Speech.”
Jonathan P. Goldstein, who joined the faculty in 1979, was elected professor of economics emeritus. Goldstein's research has been primarily in the areas of macroeconomics and econometrics as applied to issues concerning cyclical fluctuations. His work has focused on the development and empirical testing of pricing theories, profitability, and investment over the business cycle and the existence of long waves. He has published numerous articles on these subjects in academic journals and edited collections. Goldstein serves as an editor of the Review of Radical Political Economics.
Jeffrey K. Nagle, who came to Bowdoin in 1980, was elected Charles Weston Pickard Professor of Chemistry Emeritus. Nagle has most recently taught courses in inorganic chemistry and during his tenure has been a visiting research scientist at the University of Amsterdam and Free University of Amsterdam, University of British Columbia, University of California at Davis, and University of Regensburg in Germany, where he was a Fulbright senior scholar. He is a member of both the American Chemical Society and European Photochemistry Association.
Louisa M. Slowiaczek, who joined the faculty in 1999, was elected professor of psychology emerita. Slowiaczek’s career has focused on cognitive psychology with an emphasis on language processing. She taught cognitive psychology, psychology of language, and experimental psychology. Her research interests have included the influence of linguistic information on the organization of memory and the processing of spoken words.
Twelve other employees—staff members and coaches—were recognized for their dedication to the College:
- Denise J. Bernier was elected data processor II (admissions) emerita.
- Janet T. Dana was elected course and registration coordinator emerita.
- Irene M. Gamache was elected production assistant II (dining service) emerita.
- Timothy J. Gilbride was elected head coach, men's basketball, and assistant coach, men's soccer, emeritus.
- Bernard R. Hershberger was elected director of counseling services and wellness programs emeritus.
- Mary McAteer Kennedy was elected executive director of dining and bookstore services emerita.
- Rachel L. Levasseur was elected audiovisual cataloging assistant emerita.
- Lynn M. Ruddy was elected assistant coach, track and field, and associate director of athletics emerita.
- Peter Slovenski was elected head coach, men's and women's cross country, director of track & field and head coach of men's track and field emeritus.
- Whitney Soule was elected senior vice president and dean of admissions and student aid emerita.
- Christopher T. Taylor was elected assistant director of campus services emeritus.
- Paula J. Volent was elected chief investment officer and senior vice president emerita.
Board actions regarding the election and reelection of its members, and of faculty, staff, and trustees to emeritus/emerita status are effective July 1, 2021.