Connors and Clark take new leadership roles on Alfred University Board of Trustees
Greg Connors, a 1992 alumnus of Alfred University, is the new chair of the University’s Board of Trustees, and Carolyn Clark, a 1990 alumna, is the vice chair, effective July 1. They were unanimously elected by the Board of Trustees.
Gelber, elected to the Board of Trustees in 2002, is an ex officio member of all standing Board committees, and serves on the Executive and Human Resources committees. He had previously served as chair of the Strategic Planning committee and vice chair of the Statutory Affairs and Government Relations, Student Affairs, and Trusteeship committees, and as a member of the Investment, Finance, and University Relations committees.
He and his wife, Marguerite McHugh Gelber, a 1978 graduate of Alfred University, are members of the University’s Society of Benefactors.
The Connors’ interest in Saxon athletics is well-known. Greg was a member of the football team, while Jeni played soccer. Both are members of the Saxon Nation.
In addition to their work for Alfred University, Greg and Jeni are involved with Hunter's Hope Foundation created by Jill and Jim Kelly. Greg serves on the Foundation’s Board.
They reside in Pittsford, New York, with their two children, Will and Luke.
Carolyn Clark, Alfred University’s new vice-chair of the Board, is a 1990 graduate and dedicated Board member since 2011.
“Since joining the Board of Trustees, Carolyn has impressed our other Board members with her commitment to Alfred University, her insight, and her willingness to take on challenging assignments,” said Zupan.
“I am extremely grateful and honored to serve as the Vice Chair of our Board of Trustees,” said Clark. “Since joining the Board, I have been extremely impressed by the dedication and commitment by our Board to ensure a strong future for the University. I look forward to working more closely with President Zupan and Greg in the coming years. Their energy and passion for the University is unmatched.”
In addition to serving on the Presidential Search committee and the Trustee Advisory Council for the search for our Vice President of Enrollment Management in 2016-2017, Clark is a member of the Academic Affairs, Strategic Planning, and University Relations committees. She also is vice chair of the Enrollment Management committee and the Trusteeship subcommittee. She becomes the first woman to serve in a top leadership role on the Alfred University Board of Trustees.
Clark began her service to the Board of Trustees as an alumni-elected trustee and was re-elected to another three-year term on the Board in 2014. Prior to her Board service, Carolyn had been a member of the Alumni Council. She was inducted into the Alfred University Sports Hall of Fame in 2006 for her stand-out play as a member of the women’s soccer team.
Clark is president, co-founder and part owner of Peloton Advantage, a medical communications firm that provides strategic publication planning, content development, and project management support for pharmaceutical and biotechnology clients. Prior to co-founding Peloton Advantage in 2005, Clark was vice president of publications for Cardinal Health. She previously held positions at Saber Communications, Emron, and Applied Clinical Communications.
Clark and her wife Jody Stowe reside in Basking Ridge, New Jersey, with their two children, Austin and Sophia.
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