YELLOW SPRINGS, Ohio – January 13, 2011 – The Antioch College Board Pro Tempore voted recently to elect businessmen and philanthropists Gregory M. Avis and David Goodman as new trustees of the College, Board Vice Chair Frances Degen Horowitz announced.
“David Goodman and Greg Avis will bring to the work of rebuilding Antioch College their skills, their experience, and their wisdom,” Horowitz said. “We are fortunate to have their commitment to our common purposes.”
Avis and Goodman are scheduled to participate in the January 21-23 meeting of the Board Pro Tempore in Yellow Springs. Open sessions of the Board begin at 1:30 p.m., Saturday, January 22.
Goodman, a 1969 graduate of the College, is a principal of North Arrows LLC, which specializes in power and energy investments. He is also a founding partner and principal of e-Solar Properties LLC. In 1980, he founded United American Energy Corp. up to its sale in 2003. Prior to UAE, Goodman was employed for seven years by Grow Tunneling Corp. He is the president of The Andrew Goodman Foundation for Human Dignity and Civil Rights. The nonprofit is 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, while pursuing voter registration for African Americans in Mississippi.
He has written and lectured on numerous subjects, including civil rights and the summer of 1964, independent energy project financing, alternative fuels for heavy duty vehicles, green building and general business matters in his areas of expertise. After earning a degree in civil engineering at Antioch College, Goodman earned an MBA from Stanford University in 1971.
Avis cofounded Summit Partners in 1984. Prior to Summit, he worked for McDonald & Company and Goldman, Sachs & Co. Avis has served as a director of many public and private companies. His past directorships include Digital Link Corporation (NASDAQ: DLNK), IMPAC Medical Systems (NASDAQ: IMPC), Integrated Systems (NASDAQ: INTS), NxTrend Technology (acquired by Infor Global Solutions), Powerwave Technologies (NASDAQ: PWAV), RightNow Technologies (NASDAQ: RNOW), Splash Technology Holdings (NASDAQ: SPLH) and TGV Software (acquired by Cisco Systems).
The chair of the Williams College Board of Trustees, Avis serves on the boards of the James Irvine Foundation, New Profit and ARTSTOR. He has also served on the boards of Silicon Valley Community Foundation (chair), the National Outdoor Leadership School and the San Jose Repertory Theatre (chair). Avis teaches mathematics at Eastside College Preparatory School in East Palo Alto. He holds a BA in political economy from Williams College and an MBA from Harvard Business School.
About Antioch College
Originally founded in 1850, Antioch College redefined liberal arts education in the 20th century by initiating an entrepreneurial and experiential curriculum through the development of its hallmark cooperative work program. Many of the now-common elements of today's liberal arts education - self-designed majors, study abroad, interdisciplinary study, and portfolio evaluation - had an early start at Antioch College. Ownership of Antioch College was transferred from Antioch University to the Antioch College Continuation Corporation in September 2009. The newly independent College will admit its first class in the fall of 2011.
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