Wells Board of Trustees Welcomes New Members

12-11-12 - Professionals and experts from diverse fields join the governing board of the College.

The Wells College Board of Trustees has announced the newly appointed Trustees and Honorary Trustees for this year. Joining the Board are:

Stephen T. Golding of Athens, Ohio, vice president for finance and administration at Ohio University, treasurer of the Ohio University Foundation and managing partner for The 1782 Group. He has served with Wells College, Cornell University, the University of Colorado System and the University of Pennsylvania.

Kevin Wilson ’12 of New York Mills, N.Y., the collegiate trustee for the Class of 2012. He was the student affairs committee representative to the Board of Trustees and received the College’s History/Political Science Prize. Kevin spent the summer with the office of State Congressman Richard Hanna following a spring internship.

Nancy Wenner Witmer ’61 of Webster, N.Y. She has volunteered in her own community of Webster, N.Y., working with the PTA, Webster Arboretum Association, Webster Community Chest and her church, as well as participating in numerous Wells Reunions, volunteer retreats and WCA meetings as well as serving as the 40th Reunion Fund Chair for her class.

Additionally, the following Honorary Trustees were appointed this year:

Ann Harden Babcock ’45, of McConnellsville, N.Y. served as president of Harden Furniture’s Harden Foundation, which provides scholarships for the company’s employees. She has served with Wells’ Board of Trustees and participated in committees including the Strategic Planning and Nucleus Fund committees.

Katherine Gerwig Bailey ’52, of Chautauqua, N.Y., served with the Wells Board of Trustees from 1987 to 1996 and was a class officer from 1987 to 1990. Kay was a laboratory assistant with the Rockefeller Institute and has volunteered with the Cleveland Museum of Art and Cleveland Natural History Museum.

John Bailey, of Chautauqua, N.Y., husband of Katherine Gerwig Bailey ’52, was an executive with the New York Times and CEO of Edward Howard and Company, Ohio’s largest public relations firm. He was a Wells Trustee from 1973 to 1982, and has served on the boards of Chautauqua Institution and the Cleveland Center for Contemporary Art.

Margery Leinroth Gotshall ’45, of Bethlehem, Pa., has volunteered with Meals on Wheels, tutored elementary students, and supported the American Association of University Women, where she spent significant time organizing, fund-raising and serving as president of the local chapter.

Suzanne N. Grey ’72, of Old Saybrook, Conn., was vice president of strategic alliances for Bayer Health Care; senior vice president of marketing and strategy for Bowne & Co., Inc.; and vice president of corporate integration at CA Technologies. She has been on the board of St. Luke’s LifeWorks and the Waveny Care Center and is the former chair of Wells’ Board of Trustees.

Frank P. Reiche, of Princeton, N.J., husband of Janet Taylor Reiche ’52, has been a practicing attorney for more than 50 years, working with organizations including the New Jersey Tax Policy Committee, the Federal Election Commission, the New Jersey Election Law Enforcement Commission and members of Congress.

Henry F. Wood Jr., of Vero Beach, Fla., husband of the late Carolyn Bunn Wood ’52, is the former vice president and manager of the Paris office for J. Walter Thompson Co., managing director for Lord & Taylor, marketing executive for New York Telephone Co and telecommunications executive with AT&T.

The Board also reelected officers for this year. Stanley J. Kott will serve as chair, Carrie Bolton ’92 as vice chair and Sarah C. Chase ’69 as secretary.

 

Contact:

For more information, contact David Foote, communications associate, 315.364.3460, or email dfoote@wells.edu.

 
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