Ithaca College Quarterly 2005/1
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Board of Trustees
New Trustees, Faculty Promotions

The Ithaca College Board of Trustees recently elected four members and approved faculty status changes. Returning after one-year absences are Lawrence Alleva '71 and Bob Kur '70, who will serve three years. Walter J. Smith will serve four years as a new trustee, and Steven C. White '66, M.S. '69, will serve three years as an alumni trustee.

A business graduate, Alleva is a U.S. national managing partner and global risk manager with PricewaterhouseCoopers. He had earlier served 17 years on the board. He has been a speaker in the School of Business Distinguished Executive Lecture Series, helped establish and coordinate the PricewaterhouseCoopers Endowed Scholarship Fund, and works closely with IC's development office.

Kur, who has served on the board for 17 years, is a communications graduate. He is an NBC News correspondent and a news anchor for MSNBC-TV. He is also a past member of the IC alumni association board. In 1988 he delivered the keynote address at the IC Commencement.

Smith is president and CEO of the HealthCare Chaplaincy, a multifaith community of professionals in pastoral care, education, and research. Smith holds a doctorate in clinical psychology and a master's degree in philosophy, theology, French language and literature, and counseling psychology. He entered the Society of Jesus in 1962 and was ordained as a priest 10 years later.

Director of health care economics and advocacy for the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, White has been a member of the alumni board since 1995; he is now finishing his third term as its president. He has also served as chair of the Alumni Clubs Committee and coordinator of the National Capital Area Alumni Club.

In faculty news, Karen Nolan (physical therapy) was granted tenure and promoted to associate professor. Ray Ghirardo (art), Frederick Kaufman (philosophy and religion), Gwen Seaquist (business administration), and Bruce Smith (biology) were promoted from associate to full professor. Patrick Hansen (performance studies) was promoted from assistant to associate professor. Chris Hummel (exercise and sport sciences) was promoted from clinical instructor to clinical assistant professor.

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