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Interconnections Striking accord at music reunion
Periclean Alumni winner Andrew (Snyder) Ha-Levi '88
Kemball-Cook winner Trustee and music supporter Bob Ladd
Club connection San Francisco Bay cruise
T'bred Hall of Fame Five alumni and Coach Segrave inducted
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Trustee transitions Howley '80 to be chair; Traylor '68 and Fulmer '76 join

 

Trustee transitions

Attorney John J. P. Howley ’80, vice chair of Skidmore’s board of trustees, has been named chair-elect. He will succeed Suzanne Corbet Thomas ’62, whose six-year term as chair expires in May. Thomas says it was “a special pleasure, honor, and privilege” to help formulate the college’s strategic plan and launch the “Creative Thought, Bold Promise” campaign. “I could not imagine a role that would be more interesting or satisfying than chairing Skidmore’s board. I’ve been enriched immeasurably by getting to know and work with the college’s administrators, faculty, students, and trustees.” While sad to end her service, Thomas professes great confidence in Skidmore’s “committed, talented, and cohesive board” and says Howley’s “capable leadership is characterized by both passion and thoughtfulness.” She also cites his interest in diversity “and the need to foster greater intercultural and global understanding among all of our students.” A trustee since 2000, Howley chaired the search committee that brought President Philip Glotzbach to Skidmore in 2003.

Howley is a partner in the New York City office of the Kaye Scholer law firm, where he specializes in antitrust and intellectual property issues , including international cases. He’s also known for his success in pro bono death-penalty appeals—some of them prepared with the help of Skidmore students in the “Law and Society” course taught by government professor Beau Breslin. As an undergraduate Howley led the Independent Student Coalition, lobbying for more financial aid for students at private colleges. Upon graduation he was hired by the Commission on Independent Colleges and Universities to represent the financial-aid interests of such schools before the New York State legislature and in Congress. Howley has received several honors, including the Thurgood Marshall Award from the Association of the Bar of the City of New York and the Gideon Award from the New York State Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers.

Two new members also joined the board.


Julianne Cartwright Traylor ’68, associate director of international programs at University of San Francisco Law School, is an alumni trustee. A founder and current board president of Human Rights Advocates, she is an accredited representative to the United Nations. She was the first African-American woman to chair the board of Amnesty International USA. She earned a master’s in political science at the University of California–Berkeley and studied at the International Institute of Human Rights in Strasbourg, France. She led delegations to the UN’s Fourth World Conference on Women in 1995 and World Conference against Racism in 2001. She was a visiting scholar at the International Peace Research Institute in Oslo, Norway for five years.



 

Terry Thomas Fulmer ’76, the Erline Perkins McGriff Professor and dean of nursing at New York University, has begun a term on the board as well. She was the first nurse to serve as president of the Gerontological Society of America and the first nurse
to be elected to the board of the American Geriatrics Society. She developed a screening and assessment tool for elder
abuse that is currently used nationwide; two of her nine
books have received American Journal of Nursing Book
of the Year Awards. A geriatric nurse-practitioner,
Fulmer earned a doctorate at Boston College. —SR