Board of Governors
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Ultimate fiduciary authority and control of the Corporation and University are exclusively those of the Board of Governors, and may not be delegated.
The Antioch University Board of Governors contributes in various ways to sustain the University’s integrity, traditions, quality, and reputation, and to promote its goals and strengthen its financial condition.
Membership on the Antioch University Board of Governors is not dependent on graduation from an Antioch campus or unit, and takes place as a result of a process that begins with a recommendation or nomination from any of its constituent parts. Membership involves the acceptance of certain individual fiduciary, ethical, and civic responsibilities widely accepted in higher education today.
By accepting the invitation to join the Board of Governors of Antioch University, members accept responsibilities that include the duties of care and loyalty. The duty of care is the obligation to exercise appropriate diligence and judgment in making decisions concerning the University and its assets, which are held in trust for current and future generations. The duty of loyalty requires members to support the University in achieving its vision and mission.
Member since 2011
Retired, Former Chair, CEO of Paddington Resources
St. Michaels, MD
Bruce Bedford retired from the board in 2010 having served the maximum twelve-year term. Following the required 12-month hiatus, he rejoined the board in 2011.
Bruce retired as an Executive VP at John Nuveen Company, Inc., in Chicago where he’d been responsible for overseeing and guiding the growth, strategy, marketing, and development of Nuveen’s $50 billion Mutual Funds, Investment Trusts and Exchange Traded Funds. As a member of the Executive Committee, Bruce played a key role in helping direct the company’s philosophy, strategic direction, organization, and culture.
He joined Nuveen in January 1997 with the acquisition of Flagship Resources and its group of funds then located in Dayton, OH. Bruce had co-founded Flagship in 1983 and served as its Chairman and CEO where he performed a similar role for their extensive offering of primarily state and national municipal bond funds, and growing private account management business.
Bruce began his career in 1964 at Mead, the Dayton-based forest product company, where his work history as VP, Financial Affairs, and Treasurer included the strategic implementation of a broad range of successful corporate financing and investment programs. Long active in Mead’s extensive acquisition and divestiture programs, he also led the company’s corporate development program for a period.
Bruce is and has been director of several private and public companies. He is an active member of several professional associations and has served as director of various charitable organizations. He has previously served Antioch as Chairman of McGregor’s Board of Visitors from 1993-97. He graduated in 1964 with an MBA in international finance from Harvard Business School and in 1962 with a BS in industrial administrative/economics from Yale. His writings include The CFO’s Handbook and Computers from Small Manufacturers.
Howard Alan Coleman, Chair
Member since 2006
Partner, Coldstream Capital Management
Howard Coleman joined the board in 2006. He is a 1975 graduate of Antioch College with a BA in Political Science. Following graduation he served as the director of VISTA. He received his JD from the University of Washington Law School in 1984, with honors, and is also a graduate of the National Institute for Trial Advocacy.
Howard has served as a Managing Director of Genesee Investments since 1997, and is a Partner in Coldstream Capital Management, which purchased Genesee Investments in March 2011. He is a member of Genesee’s Investment Committee, which makes the investment decisions for Genesee’s hedge fund of funds, and a member of Coldstream’s Investment Strategies Group. He is involved in asset allocation, manager selection and monitoring, and construction of Genesee’s hedge fund portfolio.
Before joining Genesee in 1997, Howard was a partner in the law firm of Riddell Williams. In 1985, he served as a Judicial Clerk to Justice Barbara Durham of the Washington State Supreme Court. In addition to his role on the Antioch University Board of Governors, Howard is also a member of the Washington State Bar Association’s Securities Law Committee and is the 2011 Chair of the Northwest Securities Institute. He is a former board member of the Seattle Alternative Investment Association, and currently serves on the Board of Directors of Education Access Network, a not-for-profit educational organization.
Before being elected to Antioch University’s Board in 2006, Howard was elected in 2004 as an ex-officio member of the Board’s Investment Committee.
Member since 2008
President and CEO, Campus Compact
Maureen Curley joined the board in 2008. She is the past president of Campus Compact, a national coalition of more than 1,100 college and university presidents and a network of 36 state affiliates dedicated to advancing the public purpose of higher education through civic engagement, community-based learning, community-campus partnerships, and engaged scholarship. She has more than 25 years of experience in the nonprofit sector, concentrating in the areas of aging, community service and public policy.
Among other leadership positions, Maureen has served as Director of Public Policy for the Community Service Society of New York and as Executive Director of the Massachusetts Service Alliance, where she oversaw distribution of $12 million in grants to support AmeriCorps community service-learning and mentoring programs. She also was the Chief Relationship Officer for Bridgestar, an initiative of The Bridgespan Group, where she developed services to connect executive-level managers with career and board opportunities in the nonprofit sector.
Maureen has taught courses on nonprofit and volunteer management at Columbia University, New York University, and UMass-Boston. She currently co-chairs Governor Deval Patrick’s Commonwealth Corps Commission. Curley holds a B.A. in political science from Emmanuel College and earned her Master’s in non-profit management from Antioch University New England in 1983.
Katrin Y. Dambrot
Katrin Y. Dambrot joined the Board of Governors in 2014. Dambrot and Company was founded in 1989 to facilitate strategic thinking for senior management teams. She is also President-elect of the Financial Women’s Association (FWA), a leading professional association in the global financial services industry.
Katrin’s has a wealth of new product and marketing experience with such companies as Unilever, Pepsico, Seagram, Beneficial Corporation, BNY and Primedia. She has consulted on product/service development and marketing strategy with such firms as Citibank, D&B, PwC, Prudential, New York Life Investment Management, Staples, IBM, Schering Plough, Cambrex and many others, as well as with foreign governments and the UN. She has lectured widely on marketing issues to many organizations including the Financial Institutions Marketing Association, American Marketing Association, Society for Human Resource Managers, Internet Publishers Association and Rotary International as well as to colleges and universities.
Fluent or conversant in several languages, Katrin is also a Managing Director at Taplow Executive Search (The Taplow Group), a global executive search firm with offices worldwide, where she brings her experience to issues of understanding cultural and skill set changes in the workplace as companies and markets evolve.
Katrin has served as a mentor for Columbia University Graduate School of Business’ Global Social Venture Competition. She sat on the FWA Board of Directors as Vice President Career and Business Advancement and International Affairs (2012-2014) and was the 2014 Organizer and Co-Chair of its International Conference in Berlin, Germany. She also served as co-chair of the Not-For-Profit Committee of the FWA from 2008 to 2012.
Member since 2013
CEO & Chief Solutions Architect, Dublin Consulting
San Francisco, CA
As CEO and Chief Solutions Architect with Dublin Consulting in San Francisco, Lance specializes in three areas: 1) revitalizing learning; 2) implementing change; and 3) transforming organizations. Prior to forming this firm, Lance founded The Dublin Group, a leading provider of corporate learning and change management services. In his 40-year career he has worked with Fortune 500 corporations, governments, and non-governmental organizations across the world.
Lance is also a much sought-after speaker and has presented keynote addresses at over 500 national and international conferences and seminars. In addition, Lance co-authored “Implementing e-Learning,” which is recognized as the capstone book in the ASTD series on e-learning and change management, has contributed to other books and published numerous articles and is quoted regularly in leading industry magazines and journals.
In 1971, Lance co-founded Antioch University/West, the western campus of Antioch College; which was one of the nation’s first fully accredited “University Without Walls.” While Dean and Provost, he expanded the campus to include centers in Seattle, Washington, as well as in Los Angeles and Monterey, California.
Lance is a former member of the Board of Directors of the Synergos Institute, a non-profit organization committed to reducing poverty and increasing economic equity in Africa, Asia and Latin America. He is also a former Board Member of Saybrook University.
He holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Antioch College in Educational Planning and Administration.
Member since 2011
Director, Roberto Hernandez Center
Associate Professor, College of Continuing Education
University of Wisconsin, Madison
Enrique Figueroa, Ph.D., joined the board in 2011. He is an Associate Professor and Director of the Roberto Hernández Center at the University of Wisconsin in Milwaukee. In this capacity he is the chief executive and administrative officer of the Center responsible for administering a campus-wide Center . As with responsibilities for Student Services, Scholarship & Research and Community Outreach Assistant to the Provost for Latino Affairs.
Enrique received an A.S. degree in Animal Science from Modesto Junior College, a B.S. in Agricultural Education from Fresno State University, an M.S. in Horticulture from UC-Davis, and an M.S. and Ph.D. in Agricultural Economics from UC-Davis. After receiving his first Master’s, Figueroa was an Instructor of Ornamental Horticulture at Modesto Junior College and then worked for the State of California Conservation Corps. While in graduate school, Dr. Figueroa was selected as a Congressional Hispanic Caucus Fellow and worked for the House Committee on Agriculture in the U.S. Congress.
Upon completing his doctorate, Dr. Figueroa was appointed Assistant Professor of Agricultural Economics at Cornell University and was subsequently promoted to Associate Professor. Figueroa was appointed as Administrator of Agricultural Marketing Service by the Clinton Administration and subsequently promoted to Deputy Under Secretary for Marketing and Regulatory Programs, both at the USDA. In both capacities, Figueroa played a key role in national policy affecting the marketing of agricultural products.
Enrique currently serves on the Board of Directors of: a.) the Big Brothers/Big Sisters of Greater Milwaukee; b.) the WI Department of Agriculture, Trade, and Consumer Protection [DATCP]; c.) the National Cranberry Marketing Committee; and d.) the WI Migrant Labor Coalition. Enrique is a recognized national scholar, administrator, and Latino community leader.
Member since 2008
Senior VP, Ellucian
Professor Emeritus, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Chapel Hill, NC
William H. Graves, Ph.D., joined the board in 2008. He served the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill for over 30 years as professor of mathematics, dean, interim provost, senior IT officer, and founder of the Institute for Academic Technology. During those years he served on boards for CAUSE, EDUCAUSE, and the Coalition for Networked Information, and helped launch both Internet2 and the EDUCAUSE Learning Initiative.
Bill then retired from UNC in 2000 to start a company that is now part of SunGard Higher Education, where he is Senior VP for Academic Strategy. He is an active member of governing and advisory boards for organizations such as Antioch University, the U.S. Department of Education’s Fund for the Improvement of Postsecondary Education, the National Center for Academic Transformation, the IMS Global Learning Consortium, the International Association of University Presidents, and the School of Information and Library Science at UNC Chapel Hill.
Based on his experiences reflected in over 80 publications and hundreds of presentations and consultations, Bill foresees a future education marketplace that is more open, scalable, and affordable than today’s. He believes that postsecondary educational attainment is a “common good” essential to humanity’s future, yet unsustainable without using IT as a game-changer to scale up credential “completions” while making them mutually affordable, both internally to education and externally to students, families, and governments.
Member since 2013
President and Owner, Xperience Leadership LLC
Carole is an organizational change consultant with over 25 years of Fortune 100 senior leadership experience in Human Resource, Operations, Risk, and Strategic Planning management. She is President of Xperience Leadership, LLC, which supports organizations in the midst of restructuring or merger-related change to create a sustainable operation. Her work focuses on people, process, and technology with a goal to help eliminate duplication of services, consolidate technology and transition leader behaviors to create a shared culture. She balances the application of skill and knowledge with supporting core competencies to yield sustainable change. Carole has also held numerous leadership roles in the divisions of Operations and Risk at Bank of America.
A resident of Huntersville, NC, Carole is a business school lecturer and has served on the faculty at Queens University of Charlotte. She is a frequent speaker and panelist at academic and professional conferences and has presented on topics such as organizational leadership, social and economic disparities, and race and gender issues. Her research addresses the social, economic and personal impact of corporate layoffs.
She is the author of Layoff: American Dream Interrupted, capturing three years of phenomenological research. She is also the author of Unemployment Disparities: Employee Insight and Personal Perspectives, a publication in collaboration with the Urban League of Central Carolinas, Inc. A graduate of Antioch’s PhD in Leadership & Change Program, Carole obtained her B.A. from Brandeis University and her M.A. from Queens University. Carole is also Six Sigma certified in process management and improvement.
Carole is a member of the International Leadership Association (ILA), the National Communication Association (NCA), and Women Executives (WE). She also serves as a mentor for Women Initiating and Nurturing Growth through Scholarship (WINGS), a life-changing scholarship program for non-traditional female students at Charlotte, NC, area universities.
Santa Barbara, CA
Lillian Lovelace, an active community volunteer, first joined the board in 1989. When Lillian retired from the board in 2002 after more than 12 years of distinguished service, she was elected Trustee Emerita.
She is president of the Board of the Casa Serena and serves on a variety of other boards, including Los Angeles Museum of Contemporary Art, the Santa Barbara Council on Alcoholism and Drug Abuse, the Idyllwild School of Music and the Arts, the Gould Center for the Humanities, the Santa Barbara Chapter of the League of Women Voters, and Phoenix House, a halfway house for psychiatric patients. Lillian attended Antioch College 1946-48 (Class of 1951) and graduated from Antioch University Southern California in 1989.
Major gifts from Lillian and her husband Jon (now deceased) have generously supported many of Antioch University’s initiatives including faculty development, educational outreach, visiting scholars, and cross-cultural education, to name just a few.
Member since 2012
Executive Assistant to CFTO and General Counsel
Los Angeles Universal Preschool (LAUP)
Elsa Luna joined the board in 2012. She has over fifteen years’ executive level experience.
Elsa serves as the Chief Financial and Technology Officer of the Los Angeles Universal Preschool (LAUP) and is responsible for the direct financial management and organizational development. Elsa has substantive executive experience, specializing in evolving priorities of an organization with an ability to identify new enterprise opportunities. She is a forward and energetic thinker who plays a critical role in developing and implementing an organization’s mission, goals and strategic plans in a team environment.
As the former Chief Financial Officer of the YWCA Greater Los Angeles and Treasurer of the YWCA GLA Urban Campus Development Corporation, she was responsible for the overall financial management, new business developments of the organizations, procurement and information technology, fiscally growing the organization by 400% in five years.
Prior to LAUP, Elsa led financing teams in complex development projects. Earlier in her career, Elsa worked in nonprofit finance management positions focusing on diverse funding and strategic initiatives. Elsa brings substantive experience in development projects, strategic plans and government funded programs.
Elsa received her Master’s in Business Administration from the University of Redlands and her Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science with an International Economics Relations Concentration from the University of California Los Angeles.
Holiday Hart McKiernan
Member since 2013
General Counsel and Chief of Staff, Lumina Foundation
Holiday Hart McKiernan resides in Indianapolis where she serves as Chief of Staff and General Counsel for Lumina Foundation for Education. Holly directs the Foundation’s legal affairs and also leads Lumina’s exploration of the Bologna Process and the implications of that reform effort on American higher education. She speaks frequently on legal, governance and policy issues concerning nonprofit organizations and higher education institutions. Holly began her career practicing law with a concentration on non-profit and tax-exempt organizations. Prior to joining Lumina in 2003, she was executive director and counsel for Alpha Chi Omega and advised universities on approaches to high-risk student behavior.
Holly has co-authored several journal articles, including Making the Implicit Explicit: Demonstrating the Value Added of Higher Education by a Qualifications Framework PDF, The Journal of College and University Law; “The Changing Landscape of Higher Education: An Analysis of How National Change Might be Brought About in American Higher Education Compared with the Bologna Signatory States,” Education and the Law; and “Trans-Atlantic Ping-Pong and the Bologna Process,” The European University Association Bologna Handbook.
She serves on the Boards of Directors of the American Association of Colleges and Universities and the Higher Education Resource Services, as Chair of the Board of Directors of ADI, Inc., a corporation that holds the charters for two Indianapolis charter schools, and the International Advisory Board for the Stetson University College of Law Center for Excellence in Higher Education Law and Policy.
Holly is a Phi Beta Kappa and magna cum laude graduate of DePauw University in Greencastle, IN, and earned her law degree, cum laude, from Indiana University.
Janet (“Jan”) M. Morgan
Member since 2006
President, Restore the Earth Foundation
New York, NY
Janet M. Morgan joined the board in 2006. She is the president and CEO of Restore the Earth Foundation, Inc. (REF) (www.restoretheearth.org), the source for large-scale forest restoration. Jan also serves as CEO of the Sequent Management Group, where she advises and speaks with a focus on sustainable business practices, social enterprise development and best practices for nonprofits. Jan is the former President of CSRwire, the corporate social responsibility and sustainability newswire. She was the President of Morgan Amadeo LLC, Director of Not-For-Profit Consulting Services at RSM McGladrey, and Director of the Not-For-Profit Consulting Group at American Express Tax & Business Services.
Over the last 25 years, Jan has consulted with a wide range of clients from Fortune 500 companies to nonprofit and social venture enterprises. Prior to 2003, Jan was the Managing Director of the Media Minds Group in Greenwich CT, and Executive Vice President of Zink Communications in New York.
Jan holds an MBA from Duke University, Fuqua School of Business and a Bachelor of Science degree from St. John’s University’s Liberal Arts and Sciences.
She served on the Board of Trustees at READ Global (Rural Education and Development) for six years. Jan also is a member of the Social Venture Network and the Association of Governing Boards of Universities and Colleges.
James Morley, Jr.
James E. “Jay” Morley, Jr.
Chair of the Finance Committee
Jay Morley joined the board in 2009. Jay engages in limited consulting advising colleges, universities and non-profits on financial, administrative and organizational management issues. Now retired, he is past president and CEO of the National Association of College and University Business Officers (NACUBO), a Washington, DC-based organization serving over 2,100 colleges and universities with advocacy and services dedicated to higher education administrative and financial issues. During his eleven-year tenure he led the organization’s transformation to include its national engagement on such issues as the cost of college, taxes, and a U.S. Government (FIPSE) supported project on Building Organizational Capacity.
His career in university management included serving as Sr. VP and, previously, VP and Treasurer, at Cornell University (1985-1995); VP for Finance and Administration at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (1978-85) and Rider College (1976-78); and Comptroller, Syracuse University (1972-76). Prior to joining academia, he was on the audit staff and a Management Consultant with Ernst & Ernst from 1969-1972. Mr. Morley is a retired Colonel, USMC Reserve.
Mr. Morley has published, consulted, and spoken widely on the topics of academic leadership and organizational effectiveness. His publications include The Extraordinary Higher Education Leader, (with Doug Eadie) 2001; “Working More Effectively by Building Organizational Capacity,” Business Officer Magazine, December 2005; and “The Business of Higher Education: New Leadership Needs for a New Era” in Brent D. Ruben’s Pursuing Excellence in Higher Education: Eight Fundamental Challenges, 2003. He served on the University of California’s Task Force on Compensation, Accountability, and Transparency. He is a director of the NGM Insurance Company where he served as chair of the Audit Committee. He is a member of the board of directors of The Forum for the Future of Higher Education and IDEA Education. He has been a director of the American Council on Education, and chair of the Board of Trustees of Emma Willard School.
Mr. Morley received an M.S. in Accounting from Syracuse University (1970), and a B.M.E. from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (1962).
Paul Mutty, JD
Member since 2014
Sr. Vice President and Deputy General Counsel, Starbucks Coffee Company
Paul serves as the lead lawyer for the Americas and EMEA Regions for Starbucks Coffee Company, and manages the global commercial, litigation, regulatory and real estate legal teams. These teams provide legal support for the major transactional work undertaken by the company, including work in support of its supply chain, IT and store development businesses. In addition, the teams manage commercial and general liability litigation and the company’s regulatory matters. Paul also spent a number of years helping with the development of Starbucks expansion into markets in Asia, South America, Europe and the Middle East. Paul’s experience includes the negotiation and establishment of numerous international joint ventures, complex license arrangements and acquisitions, and consulting on a variety of commercial, labor, employment, and dispute resolution matters.
Prior to joining Starbucks, Paul was Executive Vice President and General Counsel for SP Investments, Inc., a private investment company, and was a partner in the law firm of Riddell Williams. Paul served on the Board of Governors of City University of Seattle, including a term as Vice Chair of the Board. He also served as a trustee of the King County Bar Foundation.
Paul holds a JD degree from Tulane University Law School and a B.A. from the University of Rhode Island. He lives in Seattle, Washington, with his wife Lisa, with sporadic visits from their college-age kids, Sam and Nina.
William M. Plater, Ph.D.
First Term: (partial term October 2015 – June 30, 2016)
Higher Education Consultant, Indiana University Public Policy Institute, IUPUI)
Bill Plater is an American higher education consultant and Indiana University Chancellor’s Professor Emeritus of Public Affairs, Philanthropy, and English, and Executive Vice Chancellor and Dean of the Faculties Emeritus at IUPUI. He is recognized nationally and internationally for his work in educational innovation, university civic engagement, internationalization, and the development of learning technologies. Before joining Indiana University in 1983, Bill was associate director of the School of Humanities at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign.
Bill is a member of the National Advisory Panel on the Carnegie Classification for Community Engagement. He has worked for WASC as Senior Advisor for International Affairs, conducting International Quality Assurance site visits world-wide. For 14 years, Bill served on CAEL’s Board of Trustees, including two years as chair. He is involved in the Delphi Project on Changing Faculty and Student Success (USC), where he is a contributor to meetings and papers on issues related to changing faculty roles. He also serves on the Advisory Council of the Red Cross of Greater Indianapolis. In 2010, Bill served as an External Reviewer for Antioch University’s PhD in Leadership and Change. He was a participant in a team of 14 people known as the Project on the Future of Higher Education led by Antioch’s Alan Guskin and Mary Marcy to develop models of institutional transformation to prepare colleges and universities to respond
to external pressures for cost containment, accountability, and student-centered instruction.
Bill holds a B.A., a M.A., and a Ph.D. in English literature from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, and has received honorary doctorates from Purdue University and the National Institute for Development Administration (Thailand).
Charlotte M. Roberts, Vice Chair
Charlotte Roberts is an executive consultant, speaker and writer who focuses on organizations’ sustainability and competitiveness. She is President of Blue Fire Partners, Inc. a management consultant company. She is co-author of two cutting-edge leadership books, The Fifth Discipline Fieldbook: Strategies and Tools for Building a Learning Organization and The Dance of Change: The Challenges of Sustaining Momentum in Learning Organizations. In 2000, Schools That Learn was published for educators, parents and people who care about education.
Dr. Roberts’ background includes a Bachelor’s degree in Education and a Master’s degree in Human Development from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro where she later served on the faculty. While working for SmithKline & French Pharmaceuticals in sales and sales training, she graduated from the Management Program at the Wharton School of Business. She recently completed a Ph.D. in Consciousness and Spirituality from Saybrook Graduate School.
Charlotte has been an executive consultant for over 15 years, coaching executives and executive teams to achieve a higher level of performance as a group and as leaders of vision-driven organizations, learning that as the executive team evolves, so does the culture of the organization. Her work in systems and leadership extends to boards of organizations providing a customized self-evaluation process for the group as well as individual board members. From their evaluation, Charlotte helps the board define and implement their development agenda based on an evolutionary model she and her colleagues have identified.
Roberts currently returned to the board of trustees at Guilford College after serving 12 years earlier. Former board service includes the American Compensation Association, Friends School of Philadelphia, and Women’s Way of Philadelphia. When Charlotte is not working, you’ll find her cruising on a jet ski on Lake Norman, walking, or playing ball with her cairn terrier, Tess.
Anne E. Smith
Anne joined the Board of Governors in 2014. She is a strategic thinker and innovator with expertise in cultivating global and domestic partnerships that meet all stakeholder needs.
At Burning Glass Technologies, a leading labor market analytics provider, Anne’s primary role is in operational support to the CEO and coordinating special projects in collaboration with important constituencies including partners, customers, many of whom who are in higher education, investors, researchers and policymakers.
Anne has over 35 years’ publishing experience in higher education, primarily in editorial and business development.
Anne is a board member with Jesuit Commons: Higher Education at the Margins, a non-profit founded in 2010, and in collaboration with Jesuit Refugee Services, whose mission is to ensure those who live at the margins of society have access to higher education. The goal is to bring together those who would normally be unable to access higher education by providing a virtual, immersive learning environment delivered in a manner that is scalable, sustainable and transferable in Africa, Asia, and the Middle East. Programs are currently running in Afghanistan, Chad, Jordan, Kenya, Malawi, Syria and Thailand.
Anne has a BA from St. Lawrence University. She subsequently acquired executive management certification from Dartmouth College Tuck School of Business (Financial Leadership), from the Center for Creative Leadership (Leadership Development), and from Northwestern University Kellogg School of Business (Mergers and Acquisitions). Her interests include travel, cycling, and the arts/theater.
Lawrence D. Stone
First Term: 2015-2018 (Previously served from 2002-2014).
Chief Scientist, Metron, Inc.
Larry Stone received a B.S. from Antioch College in 1964. In the next three years, he earned an M.S. and Ph.D. in Mathematics from Purdue University. Since 1986, Dr. Stone has worked for Metron, Inc., where he currently Chief Scientist. Metron is a scientific consulting firm with offices in Reston, Virginia, and San Diego. He is a member of the National Academy of Engineering and a fellow of the Institute for Operations Research and Management Science.
In 1975, the Operations Research Society of America awarded the Lanchester Prize to Dr. Stone’s book, Theory of Optimal Search. He was co-director of the 1979 NATO Advance Research Institute on Search Theory and Applications in Faro, Portugal, and co-editor of the conference proceedings, Search Theory and Applications. He has published numerous papers in search theory, taught the subject at the Naval Postgraduate School, and has participated in many search operations. In 1986, he produced the probability maps used by the Columbus America Discovery Group to locate the S.S. Central America which sank in 1857, taking millions of dollars of gold coins and bars to the ocean bottom one and one-half miles below.
After two years of unsuccessful search for the underwater wreckage of the Air France Flight 447 that crashed in the mid-Atlantic on June 1, 2009, en route from Rio de Janeiro to Paris, the French Bureau of Enquiries and Analysis asked Metron to review all information about the loss and produce a probability map for its location. He headed Metron’s efforts to produce this map which led to finding the wreck in 2011 after one of week of search.
He is a coauthor of the 2014 book, Bayesian Multiple Target Tracking 2nd Ed and continues to work on a number of tracking and search planning systems for the U.S. Navy and Coast Guard, including the Coast Guard’s Search and Rescue Optimal Planning System.
Larry is a member of the Horace Mann and Arthur Morgan Societies.
Martha Summerville, Ph.D.
Martha Summerville joined the Board in 2014. She is an executive consultant with extensive experience in organization design and development, human resources and education. As president of Summerville Consulting LLC, founded in 2000, she specializes in an array of work related to governing board development and executive effectiveness, which includes board retreat facilitation, board self-evaluation, senior team development, and board-CEO partnership.
Prior to founding her consulting practice, Martha held management positions in organization development and strategic human resources at Aetna, Inc., in Hartford, in the health business, financial services, and corporate human resources. Prior to Aetna she held management positions in several Connecticut hospitals.
Martha served on the Guilford College Board of Trustees from 1999 to 2008, and then from 2009 to the present. Martha was the founding board chair of the AUNE Board of Trustees.
She holds a B.A. from Guilford College, Master of Divinity from Yale University, Master of Human Services Administration from Antioch University (O&M), and a Ph.D. in Adult Learning from the University of Connecticut. In 2007, she received the “Outstanding Professional Award” from UConn’s NEAG School of Education.
She and her husband, Dr. Jeffrey W. Summerville (AUNE ’85 and ’01), live in New Haven, CT, in their 1894 house they affectionately refer to as the “casa in restauro perpetuale.”