Douglas Weisman

Elected: 2015, 2019, 2022
Current Term Ends: 2025
Committee: Buildings & Grounds, Academic & Student Affairs

Doug is chairman and co-founder of VideoLink, a company that provides live studio and on-location video production and transmission services for domestic and foreign TV networks, corporations, and medical organizations.

He began his television career as a freelance sound technician and freelance cameraman for CBS News. He worked for major video production houses and corporate communications departments in New England as a director of photography and producer/director for corporate, educational, and medical programs, as well as documentaries, prior to founding VideoLink.

Doug, who graduated from IC in 1978 with a B.S. in educational communications, originally came to the board of trustees via his service on the college's Alumni Association Board of Directors. He served as an alumni trustee from 2013 to 2015 prior to being elected a term trustee in 2015.

His dedication to IC runs deep. He has been a longtime regional volunteer and member of the New England Regional Chapter; served as an admissions volunteer for new student referrals and as an alumni admission representative; has attended many IC Network Night events as a host or panelist; and is active in the IC Mentoring Network. He also previously chaired the New England Campaign Committee and served on the Roy H. Park School Board of Advocates.

Doug, his wife, Julie, and their two Siberian huskies live in Newtonville, Massachusetts, and Franconia, New Hampshire. They have three children, one of whom graduated with a theatre degree from Ithaca College in 2006.

How did IC make your child a better person?

My son thrived in the theatre arts department, which positioned and readied him for his great career in theatre.

What I love best about serving as a trustee:

I enjoy giving back to the college that helped mold me into the person I am today.

Phrases that come to mind when I think of IC:

Lifelong friends
Great educational experience   
Positioned me for my career     
The "IC network" works