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The Clark University Board of Trustees comprises 26 members, including six alumni-elected Trustees. Each elected member serves a six-year term; officers are elected each year, and new terms begin June 1. The full Board typically meets in October, February, and May each year. Specific committees may meet throughout the year as necessary.

The responsibilities of the Board are met through the action and recommendation of the standing committees. These include the Executive Committee and Executive Compensation Committee, as well as Academic Affairs; Advancement; Audit; Community Affairs and Social Responsibility; Finance and Facilities; Governance; Investment; Strategic Marketing; and Student Affairs.

2018-2019 Board of Trustees

Steven Swain

Chairman
B.A., Clark University, 1989; J.D., Villanova Law School, 1992; MBA, George Washington University, 1994
New York, N.Y.
Founder and Managing Partner, Centana Growth Partners, New York, N.Y.


Richard Freeland

Vice Chair
B.A., Amherst College, 1963; Ph.D., University of Pennsylvania, 1968
Boston, Mass.
Professor and President Emeritus, Northeastern University


Vickie H. Riccardo

Vice Chair
B.A., College of William & Mary, 1976; J.D., Rutgers Law School, 1986
Westport, Conn.
Retired attorney, former member of the Darien representative town meeting committee, Darien, Conn.


Robert Stevenish

Vice Chair
Norwalk, Conn.
Retired President and Chief Operating Officer, Modell’s Sporting Goods


Andrew T. Brandman

Secretary
B.A., Clark University, 1991
New York, N.Y.
Senior Vice President, Financial Services at Salesforce


Julie L. Dolan

Treasurer
B.A., Stanford University, 1981; MBA, The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania, 1989
Worcester, Mass.
Executive Vice President and Treasurer, Clark University


John L. Foley

Assistant Secretary
B.A., Dartmouth College, 1975
Worcester, Mass.
Vice President of Government and Community Affairs, Clark University


Katherine A. Cannon

Assistant Treasurer
B.A., Fitchburg State University, 1998; M.A., Clark University, 2008
Worcester, Mass.
Controller, Clark University

Sumner B. Tilton, Jr.

B.A., Williams College, 1960; J.D., Boston University Law School, 1963
Worcester, Mass.
Director and Attorney, Fletcher Tilton, P.C., Worcester, Mass.

Jason Barnett

B.A., Clark University, 1990; J.D., Emory University, 1994
Irvington, N.Y.
Vice Chairman and General Counsel, RXR Realty, New York, N.Y.


Andrew T. Brandman

B.A., Clark University, 1991
Senior Vice President, Financial Services at Salesforces, New York, N.Y.


Ingrid Busson-Hall

B.A., Clark University, 1996; M.S., J.D., Vermont Law School, 1999
Brooklyn Heights, N.Y.
Senior Director, Financial Regulations, PayPal


Rebecca Colin

B.A., Clark University, 1989; Ph.D., The New School for Social Research, 2000
Greenwich, Conn.
Partner, Colin Development, LLC


Roy DiNicola

B.A., Clark University, 1990; M.S., MBA, Babson College, 2000
Hopkinton, Mass.
Director of Business Development, Granthan Mayo Van Otterloo


Eric P. Epstein

B.A., Clark University, 1989; M.S., New York University Schack Institute of Real Estate, 1990
Saddle River, N.J.
Managing Member, Davidson Kempner Capital Management, New York, N.Y.


Richard M. Freeland

B.A., Amherst College, 1963; Ph.D., University of Pennsylvania, 1969
Boston, Mass.
Professor and President Emeritus, Northeastern University


Ross Gillman

B.A., Clark University, 1981; J.D., Cornell University, 1985
New York, N.Y.
Partner, Goodwin Procter LLP


Daniel O. Hirsch

B.A., Clark University, 1977; J.D., Harvard Law School, 1981
Chevy Chase, Md.
Managing Director, West Halbert Capital, LLC, Washington, D.C.


Nancie M. Julian

B.A., Clark University, 1986; MBA, University of Westminster, London, 2002
Greenwich, Conn.


Gary Labovich

B.A., Clark University, 1981; M.S., Carnegie Mellon University, 1986
Alexandria, Va.
Executive Vice President, Booz Allen Hamilton, McLean, Va.


John G. O’Brien

B.A., Harvard College, 1972; MBA, Boston University, 1976
Sutton, Mass.
Former Jane and William Mosakowski Distinguished Professor of Higher Education, Clark University


Lawrence Landry

B.S./B.A., 1971, MBA, 1975, Clark University
Palm Beach Gardens, Fla.
Chairman and CEO, Masterpiece Living, LLC


Vickie H. Riccardo

B.A., College of William & Mary, 1976; J.D., Rutgers Law School, 1986
Westport, Conn.
Retired attorney, former member of the Darien representative town meeting committee, Darien, Conn.


Paul Saltzman

Partner, White and Case LLP,
New York, NY


Ron Shaich

B.A., Clark University, 1976; MBA, Harvard Business School, 1978
Brookline, Mass.
Founder, Chairman, and CEO, Panera Bread, Needham, Mass.


Robert Stevenish

Norwalk, Conn.
Retired President and Chief Operating Officer, Modell’s Sporting Goods


David H. Strassler

B.A., Harvard College, 1955; MBA, Clark University, 2011
Great Barrington, Mass.
Vice President, Riverside Capital Management, Great Barrington, Mass.


Steven Swain

B.A., Clark University, 1989; J.D., Villanova Law School, 1992; MBA, George Washington University, 1994
New York, N.Y.
Founder and Managing Partner, Centana Growth Partners, New York, N.Y.


Wendi G. Trilling

B.A., Clark University, 1986
Los Angeles, Calif.
Founder, Trill TV

Kevin Cherry

Chief Financial Officer, St. Mary’s High School,
Lynn, MA


Mona Domosh

B.A., 1979, M.A., 1983, Ph.D., 1985, Clark University
Lebanon, N.H.
Joan P. and Edward J. Foley, Jr. Professor, Department of Geography at Dartmouth College, Hanover, N.H.


Ellen Hughes-Cromwick

B.A., University of Notre Dame, 1977; M.A., 1988, Ph.D., 1986, Clark University
Ann Arbor, Mich.
Associate Director, Social Science and Policy Senior Economist, University of Michigan Energy Institute


Cynthia Michael-Wolpert

B.A., Clark University, 1990
Westborough, Mass.
Vice President of Coaching and Assessments, Fidelity Investments


Lee Plave

B.A., Clark University, 1980; J.D., New York Law School, 1983
Rockville, Md.
Co-Founding Partner of Plave Koch PLC, Reston, Va.


Joseph Poku

B.A., Clark University, 1991; M.D., Tufts University, 1996
Macon, Ga.
Cardiologist, Georgia Arrhythmia Consultants, Macon, Ga.

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    Clark University
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    Worcester, MA 01610
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