Mark Bayer '79 - Chair
Why do you volunteer to serve on the Fund Directors?
Twenty-five years ago, Robert Fulghum wrote “All I Really Need to Know, I Learned in Kindergarten.” I say, “Everything I really need to know, I learned at Bowdoin.” Although Bowdoin is a better place now than when I was a student, I want to help make it even better.
What do you do professionally?
I am the Dallas office managing partner of a large national law firm. Essentially, I’m a hired gun, handling large business disputes around the country.
What is the most important aspect of your relationship with Bowdoin?
The people! Bowdoin people are different….Smart, engaged, friendly, passionate, interesting, collegial, and worldly. That’s true of the students, alumni, faculty and staff. For me, every visit to campus is reinvigorating and it reminds me why I fell in love with the place almost 40 years ago. I just need to figure out a way to stay full time!