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Fall 2009

Trinity Reporter Fall 2009
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New Members of the Trinity College Board of Trustees

Sarah Koeppel Cohn ’83 is a member of the Koeppel Companies. She was an American studies major at Trinity and received her J.D. from Hofstra University. Sarah resides with her spouse, Robert, in New York City. Charter trustee.

Luis J. Fernandez P’11, ’13 is chief financial officer of Florida Crystals Corporation and co-president of American Sugar Refining, Inc. He received his B.A. from Middlebury College and an M.B.A. from Columbia University. The Fernandezes have two Trinity undergraduates: Luis ’11, and Alfonso ’13. Luis resides with his spouse, Lillian, in Palm Beach, Florida. Charter trustee.

L. Peter Lawrence ’71, P’04 is a co-founder of FLAG Capital Management, LLC. He received his M.B.A. from the Harvard Graduate School of Business Administration. The Lawrences have three children, including a son, John, who is a member of the Trinity Class of 2004. Peter resides with his spouse, Susan Upton Lawrence P’04, in Darien, Connecticut. He is serving a two-year term as president of the National Alumni Association Executive Committee and therefore will serve as a trustee.

Re-elected for a new four-year term:

Elaine Patterson ’76 has had a distinguished career in human resources, including senior positions at Chevron, Unocal, and Texas Instruments. She earned a master’s degree in industrial and labor relations at Cornell University. She resides with her spouse, Gregg, in Los Angeles, California. Alumni trustee.

Elected to the Board of Trustees in new designation as a Charter Trustee:

Virginia (Penny) Sanchez ’77 is vice president of e-Channel Services at Harris N.A. She received her M.B.A. from Rochester Institute of Technology. Penny has just completed a two-year term as president of the National Alumni Association Executive Committee and is a new charter member of the Board of Trustees. She was previously an Alumni Trustee. Penny resides in Vernon Hills, Illinois, and has a daughter, Sheree Nichole Burrus. Charter trustee.

Faculty promotions

Promoted to the rank of professor:
Jean Cadogan, fine arts (art history)
Pablo Delano, fine arts (studio arts)
John Mertens, engineering
Joan Morrison, biology
Taikang Ning, engineering
Susan Pennybacker, history

Awarded tenure and promotion to associate professor:
Barbara Karger and Michael Preston, theater and dance (shared position)
Chloe Wheatley, English

Promoted to associate professor of physical education without tenure:
Jeffrey Devanney
Kristen Noone

Designated as professor emeritus/emerita:
Frederick Errington, anthropology
Lawrence Gluckman, physical education
Douglas Johnson, music
Sonia Lee, language and culture studies
Clyde McKee, political science
Stanley Ogrodnik, physical education
Thomas Reilly, political science (effective July 1, 2008)

Promoted to principal lecturer:
Irene Papoulis and Robert Peltier, Writing Center

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