Christy B. Agnese '06
Christy, a staff trustee, served on the Enrollment and Communications Committee and the Finance Committee. While at IC, Christy worked for the School of Music as the operations and external relations officer. She also served as the music school's representative on Staff Council. Christy earned a bachelor of arts in music from Ithaca College in 2006.
Bette Ann Sacks Albert '80
Bette Ann was a student trustee. As an alumna, she served on the IC Hillel Board of Trustees and currently serves on the Handwerker Gallery Advocacy Committee. In 2014, Bette Ann and her husband, Jim, established the Dr. James D. Albert '78 and Bette Ann Sacks Albert '80 Scholarship for students who plan to be allopathic physicians.
Clifford A. Allanson, Parent '62
Clifford served as a trustee until 1969. When he retired from the board, he was named an honorary trustee, in recognition of his "record of service unequalled by any other board member" and his "selfless devotion to the growth and development of Ithaca College."
Harold was elected to the board of trustees in 1952 and received an honorary doctor of laws degree from the college the same year. In 1962, Harold made a gift to the college that supported the creation of an athletic field, which was named in his honor. He was named an honorary trustee in 1973.
David R. Ames '72
David established the David R. Ames Endowed Film Fund, which inspires creativity and recognizes the talents of IC's student scriptwriters and filmmakers.
Eldridge T. Anderson '67, Parent '08
During his tenure as a trustee, Eldridge assisted Ithaca College in its fundraising efforts for the Science Initiative Campaign. He has remained a loyal supporter.
Mary I. Arlin '61
A longtime member of the music school faculty, Mary served as a faculty trustee. Now a professor emerita, she remains an active alumna, sharing her deep knowledge of IC's history, especially the downtown campus, during Alumni Weekend tours. She established the Mary Arlin '61 Award to recognize outstanding and distinguished teaching in undergraduate music theory, and has been a foundational supporter of the Craig McHenry ’30 Scholarship, which is awarded to outstanding music school students.
Kristina Pervi Ayers '02
Kristina served on the board as a student trustee. After she graduated, she continued her work with the college as a member of the President's Roundtable and a Network Nights panelist. Kristina and her parents established the Pervi Family Endowed Scholarship and the Pervi Family Honors Program.
Arthur C. Badavas '71
Art was a student trustee and remained connected to IC after his graduation. He served on the IC Alumni Association Board of Directors and the New York Communications Alumni Advisory Council. He was also a generous supporter of the Dr. John Keshishoglou Center for Global Communications Innovation.
Robert W. Baker
Elected to the board in 1982, Bob was designated an honorary trustee in 1999. He served on many committees and chaired the Buildings and Grounds Committee. Bob and his wife, Natalie, established the Bert Bryan Baker Scholarship, in memory of Bob's father. In recognition of Bob's significant gifts to the college, the Baker Walkway in the Whalen Center for Music and the Dr. Robert W. Baker Sr. Atrium in the Park Center for Business and Sustainable Enterprise were named in his honor.
Jerald T. Baldridge
Jerald was elected to the board in 1971. As a trustee, he played a role in authorizing a study to develop floor plans and an architectural rendering for a student-faculty center.
Michael A. Battle '77
Michael was elected to the board in 2010. Through his decade of service, he was a part of many committees including the Trusteeship Committee, Campus Life and Community Committee, and Educational Policy Committee as well as many others. Michael also lent his expertise to the President's Roundtable and volunteered as an IC Network Night host and special lecturer for the School of H&S Prelaw Program and IC Alumni Association classroom speaker program.
Robert A. Beck
Bob was elected to the board in 1988 and named an honorary trustee in 1993. He served on many board committees, including the Audit and Finance Committee and the Educational Policy Committee.
Janie E. Reid Bibbie '85, M.S. '94
A devoted employee at Ithaca College for 22 years, Janie served on the board as a staff trustee. She worked in the Department of Human Resources, first as an employment specialist, then as a compensation manager.
Robert S. Boothroyd Sr. '24, Parent '60
From 1967 to 1973, Bob served the college as a trustee, then as an honorary trustee until 1989. In 1974, Bob received the Distinguished Alumni Award. Boothroyd Hall is named for him, and he established the Robert S. Boothroyd Sr. '24 Scholarship, an award for outstanding music students.
Edgar E. "Dusty" Bredbenner Jr. '50, '83
In addition to his tenure on the board, Dusty served for many years on the IC Alumni Association Board of Directors. He received the Distinguished Alumni Award (later renamed in his honor) and was inducted into the IC Athletic Hall of Fame. The Athletics and Events Center's Bredbenner Gallery of Champions is named for Dusty and his wife, Barbara.
Michael S. Brenner '90
Michael was a student trustee. While at IC, he was honored many times and received the Campus Life Award. He also traveled to the Soviet Union through the Citizens Exchange Council, an organization that developed exchange programs for high school and college students during the era of glasnost and perestroika.
John P. Brown '35
For two decades, John served as vice chair of the board. He was also a longtime member of the IC Alumni Association Board of Directors and received the Distinguished Alumni Award. The John P. E. Brown '35 Scholarship, established in his memory, is awarded to students who excel academically and are active volunteers.
Michael E. Buck, Parent '13, '15
As a faculty trustee, Michael served on the Enrollment and Communications and the Educational Affairs committees. He's a clinical associate professor in the college's Department of Physical Therapy. Michael began his tenure at the college in 1992 as a clinician, and since then has had a prolific career, serving on many college committees that guide curriculum, hiring, evaluations, and institutional planning.
Robert Reed Colbert Sr., Parent '94
While on the board, Bob served as vice chair from 1990 to 1991; he was also a member of the Buildings and Grounds, Educational Policy, Executive, and Investment and Finance Committees. From 1977 to 1978 he was president of the Friends of Ithaca College. Through a generous bequest, he established the Robert Reed Colbert Sr. Scholarship, which is awarded to academically promising students, with financial need, from central and western New York. His leadership support of the Smiddy Hall building fund helped create the business school's original location; in recognition of his generosity, the conference room was named in honor of his parents, Lillian and J. Reed Colbert. His legacy also endures through the Robert R. Colbert Sr. Wellness Clinic, named in his honor.
Clyde E. Cole '34, Parent '65
In addition to his service on the board, Clyde was a member of the IC Alumni Association Board of Directors. He was active with IC sports programs, both as a player and as a coach, and was inducted into the IC Athletic Hall of Fame in 1971. He also received the Distinguished Alumni Award.
Sybil, a staff trustee, served on the Buildings & Grounds Committee and the Institutional Advancement Committee. As director of the Campus Center at IC, Sybil oversees the facility and supervises 50 student employees who run the college information desk, supervise the recreation center, and set up rooms for events. She is also active in numerous campus groups and organizations, from assisting the Office of Environmental Health and Safety as a building emergency liaison, co-presenting workshops with the Office of Human Resources on best practices for managing student employees and customer service, and serving as a member of the Council on Diversity and Inclusion.
Mary Ann Sledjeski Costello '69
Mary Ann was an active trustee, serving on several board committees. Her fellow trustees lauded her participation, noting that she "always demonstrated her commitment to Ithaca College, giving generously of her counsel and advocating on Ithaca's behalf." Mary Ann was also a longtime member of the IC Alumni Association Board of Directors.
Richard J. Couture, Parent '07
Rick, a dedicated employee at Ithaca College for more than three decades, served as a staff trustee. As director of the Office of Physical Plant, then as associate vice president for facilities, he oversaw the construction of several signature buildings as well as the maintenance and extensive renovation of the campus.
Richard E. Creel, Parent '84, '92
A faculty trustee, Richard was a professor in the Department of Philosophy and Religion for more than 30 years, serving as chair of the department several times. In 2004, Richard was named professor emeritus.
Amy Doonan Cronin '82
Amy joined the board as an alumni trustee and is a longtime member of the IC Alumni Association Board of Directors. Not long after earning her degree at IC, Amy was the college's director of sports information. She continues to be active in the IC community, especially with the IC Mentoring Network and the Athletics Advisory Council.
Willard T. Daetsch
Willard was a faculty trustee and taught German at the college for 30 years. He was the founding director of the Center for Individual and Interdisciplinary Studies, which contributed to the development of the London Center. He was awarded emeritus status in 2005. The Willard T. Daetsch Scholarship for Interdisciplinary and International Studies was named in his honor and is given to students with exceptional academic ability.
Mark J. Darling '97
Mark, a staff trustee, served on several committees during his time on the board. As a staff member, he was instrumental in the college's becoming a leader in recycling and environmental awareness. He is a recipient of the alumni association's Volunteer Service Award and volunteers for the IC Mentoring Network.
Kathleen M. Garner-Darnieder
In addition to her service on the board, Kathy has been active in the Friends of Ithaca College, both as president and as a member of its advisory council. She established the Stephen E. Garner Endowed Scholarship in 2006 in memory of her late husband. The scholarship is awarded to outstanding students in the School of Business with recognized leadership abilities, commitment to the community, and financial need.
Frank W. Darrow
Frank was a faculty trustee and served as chair of the Budget Planning Committee. He joined the college in 1966 and served as provost from 1973 to 1976. He was also a member of the Faculty Council and served as chair of the chemistry department before retiring in 2004.
Laura N. de Abruña
Laura was a faculty trustee and was active on four of the board's committees. An English professor at IC from 1983 to 2000, she coordinated the Women's Studies Initiative and helped secure the college's reaccreditation by the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools.
Arlene T. Dende, Parent '02, '04
An employee at Ithaca College since 1987, Arlene served the board as a staff trustee. She was a member of the Audit and Finance Committee, the Buildings and Grounds Committee, and the Campus Life and Community Committee. She currently works in the Departments of Computer Science and Mathematics.
Mark N. Dicker '77, Parent '08
During his time as a trustee, Mark served on the Buildings and Grounds and Institutional Advancement/Campaign committees. He was formerly a member of the Ithaca College Alumni Association Board of Directors and the Athletics and Events Center National Committee.
Howard I. Dillingham
Howard was the fourth president of Ithaca College and an honorary trustee. As president, Howard led the move from downtown Ithaca to South Hill, expanding the college's academic programming and increasing enrollment. Dillingham Center is named after him, as is the Howard I. Dillingham Scholarship, awarded to juniors and seniors who have demonstrated academic excellence.
Julie A. Dorsey '01, M.S. '03
A faculty trustee, Julie is an associate professor of occupational therapy who specializes in ergonomics and environmental design and is a certified ergonomics assessment specialist. She served on the Academic & Student Affairs Committee and the Audit Committee. In 2015 she was presented with the HSHP Dean's Award for Excellence and Productivity in Teaching, Scholarship, and Service.
George K. Driscoll '32, M.M. '46
A faculty trustee, George taught piano in the School of Music for 40 years and was named professor emeritus in 1988. Through a bequest, he established the George King Driscoll '32 Scholarship, which is awarded to music students, with preference given to those studying piano.
Lewis H. Durland
During his tenure on the board, Lewis was a member of the Investment Committee. His connection with Ithaca College continued after his death with the establishment of the Lewis H. Durland Scholarship, awarded to business students who are residents of Ithaca and have financial need.