The Springfield College Board of Trustees recently announced the outcome of its 2020-21 board election results during its annual spring meeting. The Board of Trustees, the primary governing body of the College, is responsible for major decisions and changes on campus, and comprises an integral part of the progress and advancement of the College.
James H. Ross, III, resident of Wilbraham, Mass., was re-elected as Chair for the Springfield College Board of Trustees. Ross is Principal Officer of The Hollenbach Group, LLC, of Springfield, Mass., and has been on the Board of Trustees since 2012.
William A. Burke, III, of East Longmeadow, Mass., will serve as Vice Chair for the Springfield College Board of Trustees. He earned a Bachelor’s Degree from Loyola College, and also received a Master of Business Administration from Loyola College Sellenger School of Management.
The following individuals have been re-elected to serve a three-year term on the Springfield College Board of Trustees (Class of 2023):
Raymond Berry, a resident of Springfield, Mass., is the President and General Manager of White Lion Brewing Company in Springfield. Berry received his Master of Business Administration from Springfield College.
Susan E. Lundin of New Hartford, Conn., is the retired residential manager for the State of Connecticut Department of Developmental Services. Lundin earned her Bachelor’s Degree from Springfield College, she received her Certificate in Physical Therapy from Columbia University, and Lundin earned a Master of Public Health Degree from the University of Connecticut.
Thomas Marks, a resident of Windham, N.H., is currently an orthopaedic surgeon at Rockingham Orthopaedic Associates in Derry, N.H. Marks earned his Bachelor’s Degree from Springfield College, and received a Doctor of Medicine Degree from the University of Massachusetts Medical School.
Howard A. Pulsifer, from Barrington, Ill., is the retired vice-president and general counsel for the AAR Corporation. Pulsifer earned his Bachelor’s Degree from Springfield College, and received his Juris Doctor Degree from Suffolk University Law School.
Marenda Brown Stitzer, resident of Nokomis, Fla., is a well-known Philanthropist, who is dedicated to serving her communities. She attended Springfield College before completing her Bachelors in Physical Education at Lehman College.
Gregory Toczydlowski, resident of Granby, Conn., is the president of business insurance for Travelers Insurance. He earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Management from Springfield College in 1989, and has been on the College’s Board of Trustees since 2011.
Lauren W. Youmans, resident of Tolland, Conn., is the second vice-president for leadership and organizational development at the Travelers Companies, Inc. She earned her Bachelor’s Degree from Springfield College, while receiving her Master of Business Administration from the Temple University Fox School of Business.
Student Trustee and Student Trustee-Elect:
Kristian Z. Rhim, a native of Philadelphia, Pa., was elected as the Student Trustee after serving as Trustee-Elect during the 2019-20 academic year. Rhim is a Communications/Sports Journalism major, and will be entering his senior year in the fall. Rhim is a member of the men’s track and field team, and is the president for the Men of Excellence Student Club on the campus, a group that advocates for promoting social justice and racial equality.
Sabrina Williams, a native of Hartford, Conn., was elected as the Student Trustee-Elect. Williams is a Sociology/English major, and will be entering her junior year in the fall. She has worked with the Office of Multicultural Affairs on the campus to provide a safe space for students of marginalized groups on campus.
Springfield College is an independent, nonprofit, coeducational institution founded in 1885. Approximately 4,100 students, including 2,500 full-time undergraduate students, study at its main campus in Springfield, Mass., and at its regional campuses across the country. Springfield College inspires students through the guiding principles of its Humanics philosophy – educating in spirit, mind, and body for leadership in service to others.