Frances Degen Horowitz ’54
Degen serves as President Emerita, University Professor, and Interim Jack F. Skirball Director of the Center for Jewish Studies at City University of New York Graduate Center. She holds a B.A. from Antioch College, a master’s in elementary education from Goucher College, and a Ph.D. in developmental psychology from the University of Iowa.
Tendaji Ganges ’71
Ganges works as assistant to the chancellor and executive director of educational opportunity initiatives at the University of Michigan-Flint. Ganges is also a community activist in the areas of social justice issues generally and anti-racism specifically.
David Goodman ’69
Goodman is a principal of North Arrows LLC and a founding partner and principal of e-Solar Properties LLC. He is the president of The Andrew Goodman Foundation for Human Dignity and Civil Rights, a nonprofit named in honor of his older brother Andrew, who with James Chaney and Michael Schwerner were murdered by the Ku Klux Klan on June 21, 1964. He holds a bachelor's degree in civil engineering from Antioch College and an MBA from Stanford University.
Edward H. Richard ’59
Richard is president and CEO of Round Realty Inc., a privately owned real estate investment firm, and president and trustee of the Edward H. Richard Foundation. He is a retired member of the La Jolla Playhouse Board of Trustees, as well as former treasurer and a member of the Nominating, Executive, and Long Range Planning Committees. Richard, Terry Herndon ’57 and Hal Roeth ’61, founded WYSO; Richard served as its first station manager.
Ex Officio Board Member
Kristen Adler is an assistant professor of cultural anthropology at Antioch College. She previously taught anthropology at the University of New Mexico and John Wood Community College. Her ethnographic research has been funded by Fulbright-Hays, as well as a grant from the Jacobs Fund of the Whatcom Museum. She holds a Ph.D. in anthropology from the University of New Mexico.
Shadia Alvarez ’96
Alvarez is the principal at the Collegiate Institute for Math and Science in the Bronx, New York. A one-time Antioch College community manager and assistant to the president for multicultural affairs, she also serves on the Antioch College Task Force on Community &Community Governance.
Gregory M. Avis
Avis cofounded Summit Partners, a leading growth equity firm, and has served as a director of many public and private companies, including McDonald &Company and Goldman, Sachs &Company. Avis is the chair of the Williams College Board of Trustees. He holds a BA in political economy from Williams College and an MBA from Harvard Business School.
Judi Church ’75
For twenty years, Church has been a lawyer with New York-based Debevoise and Plimpton, where she focuses primarily on intellectual property and information technology. Between 1971 and 1981, she lived intermittently in Yellow Springs, first as a student, then with her husband, Andy Spencer, who started the Emporium.
Atis Folkmanis ’62
Folkmanis is perhaps best known for the toy manufacturing enterprise that he and his wife, Judy Folkmanis '63, began in the 1960s, and which evolved into San Francisco-based Folkmanis Inc., creators of Furry Folk Puppets. He holds a Ph.D in biochemistry and has conducted post-doctoral research in molecular biology at the University of California at Berkeley.
Joyce O. Idema ’57
Idema is the director of press and public relations at the Santa Fe Opera. She served as public relations director of the National Symphony at the Kennedy Center in Washington, DC. She also worked as director of marketing and public relations for the Chicago Symphony Orchestra.
Maxwell King is a senior fellow of the Fred Rogers Center for Early Learning and Children’s Media at Saint Vincent College. He previously served as president of The Heinz Endowments in Pittsburgh, chair of the Board of the National Council on Foundations, and editor of the Philadelphia Inquirer.
Jay W. Lorsch ’55
Lorsch is the Louis Kirstein Professor of Human Relations at the Harvard Business School. He is also the chairman of the Harvard Business School Global Corporate Governance Initiative and faculty chairman of the Executive Education Corporate Governance Series. He earned his M.S. in business from Columbia University and a doctor of business administration from Harvard Business School.
Maureen A. Lynch
Maureen Lynch is an active community leader who has volunteered for more than 35 years in support of women’s rights, civil liberties and access to health care in Dayton and Yellow Springs, where she resides. A native of Akron, Ohio, Lynch currently serves as board president of The Little Art Theatre in Yellow Springs and is a member of the Board of Trustees for The Yellow Springs Community Foundation and the Board of Trustees for The Dayton Foundation. She also serves as a director of Lion Apparel, Inc. She previously has served as a board member or officer for a number of local organizations, including Dayton Contemporary Dance Company, Planned Parenthood of the Greater Miami Valley, Think TV, Dayton YWCA and Friends Care Community, among others. She also was recognized in 2003 as one of the Dayton YWCA Women of Influence.
Sharon Merriman ’55
Merriman is a graduate of the Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law. She is of counsel in the law firm of Voyles Zahn Paul, a member of the Indianapolis Bar Association and the Indiana State Bar Association, and an arbitrator for the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority. She served on the Antioch University Board of Trustees from 2006 to 2012.
Lee Morgan ’66
Morgan is the retired president and CEO of the Antioch Company, a business founded by his father in 1926. He has provided leadership and service to more than a dozen nonprofit organizations and corporate boards, including the Morgan Family Foundation. His grandfather, Arthur Morgan (Antioch president from 1920-36), introduced the concept of cooperative education, a major innovation in higher education.
Mark Reynolds '80
Ex Officio Board Member
Mark is a Communications Programs Specialist for the US Postal Service. Mark has worked in corporate communications for the U.S. Postal Service since 1997, executing publicity, media relations, community relations, employee communications and project management. He is also an award-winning journalist with extensive print, broadcast and online experience. He holds a BA in Dramatic Arts from Antioch. He was elected President of the Alumni Board in 2013.
Ex Officio Board Member
Roosevelt is the president of Antioch College. He was previously the superintendent of schools in Pittsburgh and served as a Massachusetts state representative. He holds bachelor’s and law degrees from Harvard University and is a graduate of the Broad Urban Superintendent’s Academy.
Richard Socarides ’76
Socarides is the head of public affairs at Gerson Lehrman Group. He formerly served as White House Special Assistant and Senior Advisor to President Bill Clinton. He is a lawyer and former media and entertainment executive who is a prominent leader on gay rights issues and a regular contributor to The New Yorker.
Sylvia Turner ’67
Turner is dean of fine and performing arts at Santa Ana College. An award-winning choreographer and educator who has been active in concert dance, professional theater, and arts organizations for many years, she is also the co-founder of Connect 3, a multimedia performance ensemble.
Barbara Winslow ’68
Winslow is a professor in the School of Education and in the Women's and Gender Studies Program at Brooklyn College of the City University of New York. She is also the founder and project director of the Shirley Chisholm Project of Brooklyn Women's Activism. She received her Ph.D. in women's history from the University of Washington.
Graham Wisner '74
Wisner is of counsel with Washington, D.C., law firm Patton Boggs where he specializes in government relations and lobbying, international business, and litigation and dispute resolution. Patton Boggs offers legal services in every major facet of government advocacy, business law, and litigation.
Honorary Members of the Board
Warren Bennis ’51
Leo Drey ’39
Terry O. Herndon ’57
Hon. Eleanor Holmes Norton ’60