Christina Mattin, Parent '13
Christina served on the Enrollment and Communications Committee and the Investment Committee. She has been a strong supporter of the School of Humanities and Sciences.
Steven G. Mauk, Parent '04, '06
Steve came to Ithaca College in 1976 and is currently a professor of performance studies (saxophone). In 1994, he received IC's Faculty Opportunity Award; in 1995, Phi Kappa Phi's prestigious National Artist Award; and in 2001, the college's Excellence in Teaching Award. As a faculty trustee, Steve served on the Buildings and Grounds, Educational Policy, and Institutional Advancement Committees.
Elliot Mayrock '73
Prior to joining the college's board of trustees, Elliot served as a member of the President's Roundtable. He also has acted as an alumni admission representative since 2007, referring prospective students to Ithaca College. While on the board, Elliot served on the Educational Affairs Committee and the Enrollment and Communications Committee.
Paul W. McBride, Parent '86, '88, '95
A faculty trustee, Paul was a well-respected and much-admired professor during his 31 years at IC. He joined the history department in 1970 and specialized in 20th-century U.S. history, specifically the Vietnam War and labor history. He was named professor emeritus in 2010.
John D. McClung
John served on several trustee committees, including a six-year stint as chair of the Audit Committee. He and his wife, Paula, established the McClung Family Scholarship, which is awarded to undergraduate physical therapy students. They also named the McClung Family Athletic Training Center, in the college's Athletics and Events Center, in honor of their daughter, Alison McClung Hanson '98, M.S. '99.
Stephen C. McCluski '74
Stephen graduated cum laude from Ithaca College in 1974, with a B.S. in accounting. As a trustee, he served on numerous committees, including the Audit Committee, Buildings and Grounds Committee, and the Institutional Advancement Committee. Additionally, he chaired the Investment Committee from 1998 to 2006 and the Finance Committee from 2009 to 2017.
Donald H. McGannon
During his time on the board, Donald served as chair of the Executive Committee. In 1969 he gave the keynote address at the spring Convocation and at the dedication of the Dillingham Center for the Performing Arts.
Thomas B. Meek
As a trustee, Thomas served on the Development Committee. He worked to secure a large grant from the Charles A. Dana Foundation to endow a Charles A. Dana Supported Professorship Program at IC. The Dana professorship is the highest honor the college bestows on a professor.
Tariq H. Meyers '14
Tariq, a student trustee, served on the Campus Life and Community Committee, the Educational Affairs Committee, the Educational Policy Committee, and the Enrollment and Communications Committee. A Martin Luther King Scholar, he was an orientation leader, a student ambassador for the admission office, a senator with the Student Government Association, and the African-Latino Society's director of internal affairs.
David L. Miller '79
David was a student trustee and a television-radio major in the School of Communications.
Richard C. Miller Jr. '69, M.S. '71, Parent '00
In addition to being a trustee, Rich served on the IC Alumni Association Board of Directors. He was dean of the School of Health Sciences and Human Performance from 1990 to 2001. As a student, Rich played varsity basketball and baseball. He was inducted into the IC Athletic Hall of Fame in 1979 and was awarded the Distinguished Alumni Award in 2004.
Orinthia Montague was the fourth president of Tompkins Cortland Community College (TC3), a public two-year college supported by Cortland and Tompkins Counties in New York State during her time as a term trustee for Ithaca College. Orinthia was a member of the Audit and Academic & Student Affairs Committee.
Charles Moss '61
While a student at Ithaca College, Charlie was active in theatre, spending many hours appearing in, producing, and writing various theatrical productions. He was also a member of Theta Alpha Pi, the Oracle Honor Society, and the Adelphi Honor Society. He graduated cum laude in 1961. As a trustee, Charlie served on the Educational Policies Committee and the Resources Committee.
Herman E. Muller Jr. '51
Herman (Skip) served on the board from 1966 through 1982, then again from 1991 to 2003, including eight years as chair. He was appointed an honorary trustee twice and was named chair emeritus in 2012. He successfully led the college through the presidential transition from long-term president James J. Whalen to Ithaca College’s seventh and first woman president, Peggy R. Williams.
Herman E. Muller Sr., Parent '51
Herman served as chair of the board from 1950 until his death in 1965. He presided over the appointment of Howard Dillingham as the fourth president of Ithaca College and worked tirelessly to plan and acquire financing for the new campus on South Hill. His name adorns the Muller Faculty Center and the Herman E. and Florence S. Muller Chapel.
Christopher P. Nelson '74, Parent '08
A student trustee, Chris also participated in the Student Congress and the Student Government Association. He received the President's Award for his outstanding contributions to IC through student leadership, distinguished service, and community involvement.
Carroll V. Newsom
During his time as a trustee, Carroll chaired the Executive Committee, from 1966 to 1969, and then the board, in 1969. He was named an honorary trustee in 1975. The college awarded Carroll an honorary doctor of laws degree in 1951.
Janet Thornton Nieburg '64, M.S. '72, Parent '93
Jan served on the Annual Fund Subcommittee, the Campus Life and Community Committee, the Educational Policy Committee, and the Institutional Advancement Committee. She was also a member of the IC Alumni Association Board of Directors, and she volunteered for a decade with IC's Office of Career Services. As a student, Jan was active in the Student Government Association.
William P. "Kip" Opperman '79
During his tenure, Kip served on the Campus Life and Community Committee and the Educational Policy Committee. Currently, Kip is a lecturer in the college's Department of Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology. For many years, he was a member of the IC Alumni Association Board of Directors and a career services volunteer.
Peter A. Orville '70, Parent '11
Peter was a student trustee. During his time at IC, he was a member of the Student Congress and Students for a Democratic Society. He also lectured at Ithaca College from 2003 to 2005.
Roy H. Park
Roy was elected to the board in 1973 and served as its chair from 1982 to 1993. After his tenure, he was named the board's first chair emeritus. In 1985, the college awarded Roy an honorary doctor of laws degree, and in 1991, the alumni association recognized him with the Meritorious Service Award. Two buildings on IC's campus honor Roy's tremendous service to the college: the Roy H. Park School of Communications and the Dorothy D. and Roy H. Park Center for Business and Sustainable Enterprise.
Robert F. Pasternack
A faculty trustee, Robert played a key role in developing the science programs at Ithaca College. He was a longtime professor of chemistry and the first Charles A. Dana Professor. He developed the C. P. Snow Lecture Series to bridge the gap between the sciences and the humanities. The series began in 1964 and is the longest-running lecture series at the college.
George D. Patte Jr. '67, Parent '03
George served on the Audit and Finance Committee, the Buildings and Grounds Committee, and the Compensation and Benefits Committee. He was a longtime member of the IC Alumni Association Board of Directors, serving as its president for three years, and was awarded the Distinguished Alumni Award in 1997. Today, George volunteers as an admissions representative for IC.
Richard L. Pearsall '53, Parent '84
In addition to serving as a trustee, Richard supported the college by establishing the Adrian O. Pearsall Memorial Scholarship with his brother in 1969. The scholarship, named in honor of the siblings' father, is awarded to deserving graduates of Trumansburg High School who attend IC. As a student, Richard was a member of the Ithacan, the Interdepartmental Educational Organization, and the business fraternity Alpha Kappa Psi.
Susan D. Pervi, Parent '02
Elected to IC's board in 2006, Susan served on the committees for Campus Life and Community (which she co-chaired), Compensation/Assessment, Educational Affairs (co-chair), Educational Policy, Executive, Finance, and Institutional Advancement. Now retired, Susan was vice president for student life at the Catholic University of America in Washington, D.C.
Anthony B. Pesoli '54, Parent '69, '03
Anthony, who in his time was the oldest freshman in campus history (age 36) to matriculate at Ithaca College, dedicated many years to both the board of trustees and the alumni association board of directors (1965–1982). The alumni association honored him with the Distinguished Alumni Award in 1982. Today, the Alumni Hall boardroom bears Anthony's name.
Ellis L. Phillips Jr.
Ellis joined Ithaca College in 1970 as its fifth president. During his tenure, the college underwent sweeping changes, from physical to academic to administrative. In 1976, after retiring as president, Ellis was elected to the board of trustees. In 1986, he was named president emeritus and honorary trustee, and was awarded an honorary doctor of letters degree. Phillips Hall bears Ellis's name.
Sandra Pinckney '70
During her time as a trustee, Sandra sat on the Campus Life and Community Committee and the Educational Policy Committee. She also volunteered as an alumni admission representative and was a keynote speaker at the college's Professionals Symposium in 1992. As a student, Sandra was a member of the Student Congress and the African-Latino Society.
George E. Pine '72
George sat on many board committees during his tenure, serving as chair of the Institutional Advancement Committee for four years. He helped establish the Keshishoglou Fund in Global Communications and the NYC Communications Internship (Big Apple Award), awarded to Park School students who have summer internships in the New York City area. He also serves on the President's Roundtable.
Lisa B. Puntillo, Parent '10
During her tenure, Lisa served on various committees including Academic & Student Affairs; Finance & Investment; and Campus Life and Community Committee. Aside from her work on the board, she was also a member of the President's Roundtable and the President's Associates Parent's Committee.
Edgardo Rivera '88
As a trustee, Ed served on the Investment and the Institutional Advancement Committees. He was also twice a member of the IC Alumni Association Board of Directors. Through the years, Ed has volunteered in fundraising, admissions, and alumni relations. In 2006, he created the Juanita Rivera Endowed Scholarship in honor of his mother. The scholarship is awarded to Latino freshmen from single-parent households who have a sound academic record and financial need.
William S. Roberts '98
William, a student trustee, served on the Buildings and Grounds Committee, the Educational Policy Committee, and the Institutional Advancement Committee. As a senior, he received the Professional Excellence Award and the Campus Life Award, and as an alumnus, he has volunteered as an alumni admission representative.
Elmer D. Robinson
Before Elmer was elected to the board in 1983, he was active with the Friends of Ithaca College, serving as its president in 1973–1974 and on the Friends Advisory Council. He was named an honorary trustee in 1988. In 2000, Elmer's family and friends established the Elmer D. Robinson Scholarship, awarded to outstanding M.B.A. students, especially those from Tompkins County or a surrounding county.
Mary G. Roebling
Mary received an honorary doctor of laws degree from Ithaca College in 1954 and later served as a trustee for one term.
Michael B. "Bodhi" Rogers
A faculty trustee, Bodhi served on the Buildings and Grounds Committee and the Educational Policy Committee. He joined IC in 2003 as an assistant professor of physics and is currently a full professor in the Department of Physics and Astronomy.
Lois K. Rosenthal, Parent '95
Lois was active on several committees during her time as a trustee, including a stint as co-chair of the Institutional Advancement Committee. She was also a member of the Educational Policy, Executive, and Trusteeship Committees.
Carla Williams Rossiter '75
Carla is proud to have been the fourth student, and the third female, elected as a voting member to the board. During her time on campus, she was co-chair of the Council on the Arts and a resident assistant. She was also executive assistant to President James J. Whalen. Carla remains a dedicated supporter of the college and has volunteered as an alumni admission representative.
Charles L. Rumrill
During Charley's time on the board, he chaired the Trusteeship Committee. Charley was also a founding and longtime member of the Ithaca College President's Associates, a leadership giving community. Charley, along with his wife, Janice, established the Charles L. and Janice C. Rumrill Writing Scholarship, awarded to students who show great promise as writers in journalism or communications.