Trustees Elect New Members

At its May meeting the Ithaca College Board of Trustees elected three new members, reelected four, and awarded honorary status to another two.

Joining the board for three-year terms are faculty trustee Elaine Leeder and staff trustee Karen Johnson; student trustee Kyle Johnson ’00 will serve for two years. Robert Iger ’73, Bob Kur ’70, Carol Serling, and Arlene Makransky Wolff ’57 were each elected to an additional five-year term. Retiring from active trustee status were Robert Joynt and Max Levine.

Sociology professor Leeder joined the Ithaca faculty in 1977 and has served since as coordinator of the social work program, receiving Dana teaching and research awards from the College. Her educational background is in social work and public health and she once ran a private psychotherapy practice. She has published and presented extensively on issues surrounding family violence and has served on the boards of directors of the Tompkins County Task Force for Battered Women and the Economic Opportunity Corporation. She also sits on the editorial boards of two professional journals. She is listed in the 1997 edition of Who’s Who of American Women.

Karen Johnson has served since 1990 as assistant to the dean of the School of Humanities and Sciences. She assists in the coordination of departmental affairs, supervision of staff, maintenance of records, and preparation of related reports and documents. She was previously executive secretary to the provost, administrative secretary to the dean of humanities and sciences, and a secretary in the provost’s office. Johnson is currently a member of the Ithaca College Staff Council and the United Way Committee. She volunteers with several community and church organizations.

A permanent resident of Spring Valley, New York, Kyle Johnson ’00 is actively involved in many campus groups and projects. As vice president/internal affairs officer of the African-Latino Society, he organized a Big Brother/Big Sister program on campus. He has been a member of the Campus Life, Diversity Awareness, Leadership Advisory, and Recreation Center Design Committees; served on the provost search committee; and is a Student Government Association representative and peer counselor for the Ithaca Opportunity Program. A sport management major, Johnson was elected to the Oracle honor society and earned an IOP Gold Award for academic achievement.

In resolutions awarding honorary trustee status to Levine and Joynt, the board took note of both men’s commitment and dedication. Levine was lauded for bringing "his considerable business acumen and uncommon leadership skills to his service." Joynt’s tenure on the board, his colleagues noted, "has been marked by his keen insight, multifaceted experience, and ability to use humor to shed light on complex issues."  

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