The Colgate Scene
March 2007

Colgate University Alumni Corporation
2007 Board of Directors Election

The Colgate Alumni Corporation comprises everyone who has successfully completed at least one semester at the university 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, legal counsel, and executive secretary.

Standing committees, organized according to need and interest, perform most of the board's work. Current committees are: Executive, Admission and Student Aid, Advancement, Athletics, Awards, Career Services, District Clubs, Nominations, Technology and 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 1929 to 2006; 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 slate with the opportunity to challenge by petition. The board's Nominations Committee identifies and, with board approval, nominates the candidates presented here at their January meeting, for election at Reunion. Colgate alumni may be suggested for nomination by the Nominations Committee by writing to the board's executive secretary, RuthAnn Loveless MA'72, Colgate University, 13 Oak Drive, Hamilton, NY 13346, or to a member of the Nominations Committee.

Anyone may submit nominations. Names submitted by the board's January meeting will be considered for nomination that academic year. This year there were more than 250 nominations for the current board positions. The Nominations Committee selects those alumni who have shown great commitment and active alumni service to the university, who will best serve Colgate, and who will represent the diversity of the entire alumni body.

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, 2007, accompanied by a current résumé 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, June 2.

If there is no challenge for a position, the executive secretary is empowered by the Bylaws, Article VI, Section 3(e), to cast a unanimous vote for the unchallenged nominee or 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 1962

Arthur L. DuBois '55

A retired senior VP of Rand McNally & Company and adjunct professor at Lake Forest Graduate School of Management, Art DuBois holds an MBA from Northwestern. A history major, he was editor in chief of the Salmagundi, captained the lacrosse team, became IM tennis champion, and was a member of Delta Kappa Epsilon, ROTC, the Freshman Council, campus fund drive, and president's committee. He has served on the Society of Families steering committee and his class gift committee. For his 50th Reunion, DuBois edited the reunion yearbook and served on both the gift and program committees. He received the Class Agent Excellence Award in 1996, and a Maroon Citation in 2005. His children, Anne Yap '80 and William DuBois '78, also attended Colgate.


Era II
1963-1973

William A. Johnston '73

A sociology major, William Johnston was a member of Delta Kappa Epsilon and Konosioni, played hockey, and served as a trainer. A recent director of the Silver Puck Club, he has also served as a class agent and reunion gift committee member, and chaired that effort for his 20th Reunion and was a member of the financial services and regional campaign committees for Colgate's last campaign. A managing director of HarbourVest Partners LLC of Boston, Mass., he has been with the firm since its founding in 1983 and has served on the advisory boards of several private equity firms and on the boards of several public and private companies. He is also a member of the Committee of Finance and Board of Trustees of Beth Israel Deaconness Medical Center.


Era III
1974-1980

Robert S. Dorf '80

Robert Dorf is the managing director for Susan Marshall & Company, which performs the works of artistic director/choreographer Susan Marshall in theaters throughout the United States, Europe, and the Far East. A golfer and soccer player while at Colgate, Dorf, a member of Phi Gamma Delta, majored in English and was a member of student government. He has participated in Real World and annual fund phonathons and has served as a regional campaign committee member, class gift chair, and member of his class gift committee. He co-chaired his 10th Reunion gift committee and chaired that effort for his 15th Reunion. His late father was Charles Dorf '52, and his cousin is Amy Lichstein Rompala '91.


Era IV
1981-1987

Geoffrey A. Gold '86

Geoffrey Gold was a member of Theta Chi, Delta Phi Alpha (national German honor society), Phi Beta Kappa, student government, and the London Economics Study Group. He has served as the Presidents' Club chair for his class and on the membership committee, and has been a member of his reunion gift and class gift committees and the financial services committee. He currently chairs the annual fund executive committee and serves on the campaign steering committee. An internship sponsor, Real World participant, and career adviser, Gold received the Maroon Citation in 2006. He earned his MBA from New York University. His father is Dr. Steven Gold '63, and his sister is Lauren Gold Gillett '90.


Era V
1988-1993

Anna Steel Clark '91

Anna Steel Clark majored in educational studies and was a member of Kappa Kappa Gamma and a Big Sister. She has served as an alumni admissions volunteer, including as a regional chair, and as a class agent for advancement. She has also assisted the career services office in several capacities, as a career adviser, internship sponsor, and speaker for the on-campus Gateway Program. The national sales director for her family's company, Steel's Gourmet Foods of Bridgeport, Pa., Clark has several Colgate alumni relatives, including her father Howard '42, uncle Paul '48, brothers Townsend Smith '81 and Turner Smith '77, sister Celia Smith Carroll '76, and brother-in-law Brian Carroll '76. Her stepdaughter, Whitney, is a member of the Class of 2007.


Era VI
1994-1999

Jason A. Whitt '96

As an undergraduate, Jason Whitt majored in political science, was a member of student government and Phi Delta Theta, and served as president of the Interfraternity Council and senior class gift committee co-chair. As an alumnus, Whitt has volunteered for career services and admissions, and served as a board member of his district alumni club, and as a class agent, on the Presidents' Club Membership Committee, and as his class chair for the club. He received the Ann Yao '80 Young Alumni Award in 2001. He earned an MBA from the University of Chicago in 2003 and currently works as director of research at Treflie Capital Management in Sag Harbor, N.Y. His sister is Jessica Whitt '01.


Era VII
2000-2006

Christine M. Quirolo '00

Christine Quirolo is a graduate student at Dartmouth College's Tuck School of Business and will graduate in June. She worked for IBM Global Marketing from 2001 to 2005, focusing on designing and developing e-business sales tools. At Colgate, Quirolo double majored in women's studies and political science, and was a member of Gamma Phi Beta. She also served as an agent and the vice chair of her senior class gift committee, and as Presidents' Club chair for her class. As an alumna, she has served as an admission volunteer, including as a regional chair, and is past president of the Colgate Club of Westchester County.


At Large

Linda Feuss '78

Linda Upsall Feuss played varsity lacrosse and piano, was arts critic for the Colgate Maroon, and active in student theater. A Dijon Study Group member, she graduated with honors in French literature. A member of Colgate's Alumnae Leadership Council, she has served as president, program chair, and board member of her district alumni club, and as a class agent and event host. She earned her law degree from Emory University in 1981, and is currently vice president, general counsel, and secretary at C.H. Robinson Worldwide Inc. of Eden Prairie, Minn. A member of several boards including the National Association of Corporate Directors, University of St. Thomas School of Law, Minneapolis YWCA, and PACER, Feuss has also volunteered for local arts and civic organizations, including the Children's Law Center.


At Large

Sandra Drucker Wright '96

Sandra Drucker Wright was a member of Kappa Alpha Theta and the Newman Community, and active in student theater. Since graduating, she has been a member of the Women's Advisory Committee, and a volunteer for career services and admission, as well as for advancement, as a class agent, Presidents' Club Membership Committee member, and Presidents' Club class chair. She is director of the newly created Nonprofit Board Leadership Program at Columbia Business School, which matches MBA students with nonprofit boards across New York City. She serves on the Board of the International Radio and Television Society Foundation and as a member of the New York Public Library's Cubs Committee. Her husband Christopher is a member of the Class of 1995.

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

Regional vice presidents

RVP, Metro I

Karl Stewart '91

Karl Stewart majored in mathematics while participating in University Theater, Kuumba dance troupe, and activities at Creative Arts House, and earning Phi Beta Kappa membership. He went on to earn an MFA from Brooklyn College and launch a career as an actor and playwright; he returned to Colgate in 2002 and 2004 to perform his one-man show, Innocence Lost. He has also served as a class agent and Alumni of Color board member and participated in the Student of Color Living Dream Catcher program. Stewart is pursuing an MA in organizational psychology at Columbia University and works as coordinator of tuition reimbursement in the Learning and Development division of MTV Networks, where he recently hosted a young alumni event for the Alumni Club of New York City.


RVP, Metro II

Peter Anglum '77

Peter Anglum served on the Student Senate and earned Phi Beta Kappa membership, graduating magna cum laude with a major in history. He has served as an alumni admissions volunteer, and is a board member and president of the Colgate Club of Northern New Jersey. He has been the Class of 1977 Presidents' Club chair since 1998, and class gift committee agent for his 25th, and now his 30th, Reunions. Anglum earned his law degree from New York University and is a partner in the corporate section of Morrison, Cohen LLP of New York City, where he specializes in venture capital financing and investment partnerships. His wife is classmate Angela Cuccurullo Anglum '77, and his brother is Timothy '87.


RVP, New England

Johanna M. Hunter '82

Johanna Hunter was a member of Konosioni and double majored in political science and women's studies. She has been class president since 1982, has volunteered as a career adviser and admission volunteer, has chaired her 5th, 10th, 15th, and now, 25th, Reunions, and has been a class agent. She works as the Long Island Sound and urban rivers coordinator in New England for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, for which she has also served as a public outreach team leader. Previously, she was a river navigator with American Heritage Rivers. In her community of Concord, Mass., she is on the Natural Resource Committee and is a coach and president of the Concord Carlisle Youth Soccer League.

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