YELLOW SPRINGS, Ohio – May 23, 2011 – Antioch College Trustees voted Sunday to appoint Bronx-based educator Shadia Alvarez and Columbus-based organizational consultant Joe Foley, both Antioch graduates, to the College’s governing board, the Board Pro Tempore, Board Chair Lee Morgan said.
Their appointments come as four members of the board retire their posts. Trustees Pavel Curtis, Allyn S. Hansson Feinberg, Rozell W. “Prexy” Nesbitt, and Nancy Crow, all alumni of the College, have served on the board since the fall of 2008.
“When it would have been easier to simply give lip service to this movement, these Antiochians gave their time, expertise and resources to establish a firm foundation for an independent Antioch College. For that, we are eternally grateful,” Morgan said. “Their personal and professional lives might be pulling them away from board service right now, but their commitment to Antioch College is unwavering; we expect to continue our relationship with them as colleagues and friends.”
Crow had served as a trustee of the University, negotiator in the Continuation Corporation and was elected president of the Alumni Board. Her final term ends this summer. Foley replaces her as Alumni Board president and takes her seat as an ex-officio member of the Board Pro Tempore.
Foley graduated from Antioch in 1964 with a bachelor’s in philosophy. He earned master’s and doctoral degrees in communication from the University of Iowa and spent much of his career on the faculty at The Ohio State University, where he was professor and chair of the department of communication. Currently, he is an organizational leadership and development consultant.
Alvarez graduated from Antioch in 1996, was a one-time community manager, and served as an assistant to the president for multicultural affairs. She is currently the assistant principal at the Collegiate Institute for Math and Science in the Bronx, New York. Alvarez is also on the Antioch College Community Governance Task Force and served on the Presidential Search Committee.
About Antioch College
A private, independent nonprofit liberal arts college in Yellow Springs, Ohio, Antioch College will offer a four-year, undergraduate residential experience to a new class of students beginning in the fall of 2011. The College curriculum puts equal emphasis on rigorous liberal arts learning, work (cooperative education), and community engagement. Students will complete individualized majors based on one of 11 concentrations, a language minor, and six full-time work experiences. The institution, originally founded in 1850, is now completely independent of Antioch University, the multi-campus system it created.
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