The Colgate Scene
March 2003

Colgate University Alumni Corporation
2003 Board of Directors Election

The Colgate Alumni Corporation comprises everyone who has attended the university for at least one semester and whose class has graduated. Management of the Alumni Corporation is vested in its Board of Directors.

The Board of Directors meets three times each year; however, special meetings may be called as needed. Board officers are president, vice president, nine regional vice presidents, treasurer and legal counsel.

Standing committees, organized according to need and interest, perform most of the board's work. Current committees are: Executive, Admission and Student Aid, Athletics, Awards, Career Services, Development, District Clubs, Nominations, Technology & Communications and University Relations. Each director serves on at least three committees.

Each year nine new directors are elected to four-year terms. Seven candidates represent class years from 1919 to 2003; each era includes one-seventh of the total number of living alumni. In addition, two at-large directors are elected each year.

The Alumni Corporation's electoral system employs a single slate with the opportunity to challenge by petition. The board's Nominations Committee identifies and, with board approval, nominates the candidates presented here. Names may be suggested for future elections by writing the board's executive secretary, RuthAnn S. Loveless MA '72, Colgate University, 13 Oak Drive, Hamilton, NY 13346. Any alumnus/a may submit nominations. This year there were more than 250 nominations for the current board positions.

All Colgate alumni are eligible for election to the Board of Directors. Names may be submitted to the executive secretary or to a member of the Nominations Committee by November 15 and will be considered for the following election year. The Nominations Committee and the board approve a slate at their midwinter meeting for election at reunion.

To challenge a nominee, one must submit a petition signed by 75 members who are entitled to vote, specifying the target of the challenge (era or at-large nominee). Petitions must be received by April 10, 2003, accompanied by a current resume and the consent of the challenger to be nominated. If such petitions are received, a ballot listing corporation nominees and all challengers will be sent to alumni in April. Elections will be held at the annual meeting in Hamilton on Saturday, May 31.

If there is no contest, the executive secretary is empowered by the Bylaws, Article VI Section 3 (e), to cast a unanimous vote for the nominees listed here. Therefore, no ballot is included with this announcement. If there is a contest, ballots will be provided.

Board of Directors Nominees

Era I
Up to 1957

Donald A. Schaefer '46

A former president and director at Prentiss Hall, where he spent 30 years, and retired chairman and CEO of International Thomson, Don Schaefer brings a wealth of professional experience and energy to his Colgate service. He was the reunion program chair for the Class of 1946's 55th reunion and is a class agent for the '46 gift committee. Don began his fundraising efforts with the Campaign for Colgate and has been a member of the Corporation Foundation Relations Committee. An English major as an undergraduate, Don played baseball and was a member of Phi Gamma Delta. His grandson Scott Schaefer is a member of the Class of 1997.

Era II

Terrance W. Connolly '62

Terry Connolly has long been an effective fundraiser for Colgate. A class agent since 1976, he won the Excellence Award in 1990. He has participated in Colgate's two most recent campaigns and has hosted both campaign and Thirteen events at his home. In addition to fundraising efforts, Terry has supported students for admission. As an undergraduate he majored in mathematics, was a member of Phi Gamma Delta, was the Red Raider his junior and senior year and played four years of hockey, captaining the team his last season. He was elected to Konosioni. The president and owner of Generichern Corp., Terry was elected Professional of the Year in Sales by the Association of Chemical Industry, Inc., in 1990.


William P. Gillick '75

The Gillick Family tradition of service to Colgate is unparalleled, and Bill does more than his share. President of the Western New York Alumni Club, he has held leadership positions for nearly ten years. He has hosted send-off parties for accepted students and served his class as a member of the reunion gift committee. He has been a class agent and a member of the regional committee during the Campaign for Colgate. The vice president for operations with ElderWood Senior Care, Inc., Bill is active in professional organizations. Bill majored in history, played baseball and was a member of Theta Chi. The long line of Gillicks includes brothers John '67 and Arthur '70 (D), sister-in-law Ann '71, nieces Megan '93 and Moira '04 and nephews Andrew '00 and Christopher '03.

Era IV

Michael J. Herling '79

Mike Herling has served Colgate in a number of capacities, a record reflected in his 1999 Maroon Citation. He has been a member of the board of directors of the Fairfield County Alumni Club, served on his reunion gift committee, supported students for admission and held several fundraising positions. He has been a class agent, a Campaign for Colgate solicitor, a member of the regional campaign committee for Campaign Colgate and the Lawyers Campaign Committee. He is past vice chair and chair of the Presidents' Club. As an undergraduate Mike majored in history, was elected to Phi Beta Kappa, was a member of KDR and the InterFraternity Council and was active with the Charity Fund Drive. He is an attorney and partner with Finn, Dixon and Herling LLP. His wife Nancy Campbell '81, father-in-law Doug Campbell '50, brother-in-law Murray Decock '80 and sister-in-law Sally Campbell '80 are among his Colgate family.

Era V

Leslie Anglada '87

Leslie Anglada has been active with three alumni clubs since graduation. She was a program chair in Baltimore, board member in Washington and on the activities board in San Francisco. An international relations and French major, Leslie was a Kappa Kappa Gamma officer and active in student government and other leadership roles. She is a Presidents' Club solicitor for her class and in 1997 won the Volunteer Award for High Achievement and has also participated in career seminars. The chief operating officer of the MedAmerica, Inc., hospital division, Leslie is the cousin of Jacob Brown '89.

Era VI

Daniel B. Derman '94

A past president and former board member of the New York City Alumni Club, Dan Derman took on leadership roles as a young alumnus. He was a member of the Presidents' Club Membership Committee and continues as a Presidents' Club class agent. Dan majored in education and economics, was a member of ATO and served as an athletic trainer. A vice president at Bear Stearns, he is active in career seminars and job referrals and has returned to campus to talk about the working world. In 1999 Dan was presented the Ann Yao '80 Memorial Young Alumni Award.


Louis P. DiLorenzo '97

Lou DiLorenzo serves Colgate and the Thirteen enthusiastically. He was his class reunion program chair last year and the co-chair for the Thirteen's 60th reunion. He has been a class gift chair, a class agent and a member of the Presidents' Club Membership Committee. An active undergraduate, Lou majored in political science, was a Res Life staff member, a Dana Scholar, George Cobb Fellow and a member of the Student Association Executive Board and Disciplinary Board. He also held several leadership roles with the Thirteen and was elected to Konosioni. He was awarded the Ann Yao '80 Memorial Young Alumni Award at his fifth reunion. Lou is a management consultant with Braxton Associates. He is married to Lindsay Rovick '96 and his sister Laura is a sophomore.

At Large

Barry W. Ridings '74

Barry Ridings majored in religion, was class vice president as a senior, a member of the InterFraternity Council and was elected to Konosioni. He is a Deke, remains active in house affairs and is a trustee of the DKE Foundation. Barry served on his 25th reunion gift committee, has been a class agent for more than 10 years, was a member of the Financial Services Committee and the Campaign Colgate regional committee. A managing director with Lazared Freres & Company, Barry has lectured frequently at the Cornell Graduate School of Business, the World Bank and the New York Society of Security Analysts. He has been quoted in the Wall Street Journal and New York Times and has appeared on CCN and Bloomberg Television. His uncle Robert Fullem '51, cousins John Fullem '77 and Leslie Fullem '80, brother Keith '81 share his Colgate roots. Son Jim is a sophomore.

At Large

Tighe P. Sullivan '83

CA managing director with Deutsche Bank Securities, Tighe Sullivan was a member of the Financial Services Committee for Campaign Colgate, is a class agent and a member of the Presidents' Club Membership Committee. He has supported students for admission and established the Beta Theta Pi Scholarship Fund. As an undergraduate, Tighe majored in economics and international relations. He was involved with WRCU, was an athletic trainer, a member of the National Ski Patrol and is a Beta. He is married to Callie Williams '84 and they have three children.

In addition to the nine elected Alumni Corporation officers, the regional vice presidents will be officially appointed by the Alumni Corporation Board of Directors at their spring meeting.

Regional vice presidents

RVP Metro I

Allan T. Bombard '75

Allan Bombard is senior vice president and chair of the department of obstetrics and gynecology at Brooklyn's Lutheran Medical Center. He was a founding member and vice president of the New South Alumni Club and past president of the Westchester County Alumni Club. Allan has done admission counseling and has represented Colgate at high school fairs. He served as a class agent for 20 years, was a member of the Presidents' Club Membership Committee and a volunteer during the Campaign for Colgate. A biology major as an undergraduate, Allan is a member of ATO, was the photo editor of the Colgate News, co-director of Cinematoste Film Society and was elected to Konosioni. He shares the Colgate experience with uncle John Tanner '51, cousins Timothy Tanner '80, Elizabeth Schwarz '83 and sister-in-law Donna Vance Bronsteen '78.

RVP Metro II

Sarah J. Dyer '91

Sarah Dyer majored in philosophy and religion, had honors in sociology and anthropology, worked in admission, was a member of the Northern European Study Group and held several leadership positions with Alpha Chi Omega. Today she is a director, U.S. equities, with Credit Suisse, Asset Management. Sarah serves Colgate on several fronts. While a member of the Northern New Jersey Alumni Club she was co-director of Colgate Cares, a community service program. She is active with the Women's Advisory Committee, career services and admission -- representing Colgate at college fairs. Sarah has also been a class agent for 10 years. She is married to Craig Dana '91 and her father-in-law is Craig Dana Sr. '64.

RVP New England

Laura S. Hoag '97

A fundraiser by trade, Laura Hoag has lent her professional insights to Colgate since graduation. She is the campaign director for the Massachusetts chapter of the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. Laura also keeps busy working for Colgate. She was the vice president of the New York City Alumni Club, is her class secretary and has been a class agent, co-gift chair and a member of the Presidents' Club Membership Committee. A history major and member of Gamma Phi Beta, she served on the Panhellenic Council. Laura has also participated in college fairs. Her contributions were recognized in 2002 when she was awarded the Ann Yao '80 Memorial Young Alumni Award.

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