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Board of Trustees

Frances Degen Horowitz ’54

Horowitz is president emerita of the City University of New York Graduate Center. She earned a Ph.D. in developmental psychology from the University of Iowa, was professor and vice chancellor for research, graduate studies and public service at the University of Kansas, served as president of the Society for Research in Child Development, and has been active in a variety of scientific, professional, and higher education associations.

David Goodman ’69

Goodman is a principal of North Arrows, LLC since 2004. Previously, he was founder and CEO of United American Energy Corp., an independent electric power producer. He is also the president of The Andrew Goodman Foundation for Human Dignity, social justice and Civil Rights, a nonprofit named for his older brother Andrew, who with James Chaney and Michael Schwerner, were murdered by the Ku Klux Klan on June 21, 1964. He holds a bachelor's degree in civil engineering from Antioch College and an MBA from Stanford University.

Edward H. Richard ’59

Richard is president and CEO of Round Realty Inc., a privately owned real estate investment firm, and president and trustee of the Edward H. Richard Foundation. He is a retired member of the La Jolla Playhouse Board of Trustees, as well as former treasurer and a member of the Nominating, Executive, and Long Range Planning Committees. Richard, Terry Herndon ’57 and Hal Roeth ’61, founded WYSO; Richard served as its first station manager.

Shadia Alvarez ’96

Alvarez is the principal at the Collegiate Institute for Math and Science in the Bronx, New York. A one-time Antioch College community manager and assistant to the president for multicultural affairs, she also served on the Antioch College Task Force on Community & Community Governance.

Thomas Carhart ’74

Thomas is a principal for South Street Advisors, LLC. His work focuses on Endowment Growth and Management, and Investment Advising, specializing in non-profits. He previously was with Marque Millennium Group, New York City, and was Senior Managing Director for Carver, Cross & Carhart LLC. Tom’s BA from Antioch is in Asian Studies, and he holds an MBA from Columbia University.

Charles Fairbanks
Ex Officio Board Member

Charles Fairbanks is an assistant professor of media arts at Antioch College. Fairbanks is a wrestler and filmmaker whose recent work focuses on Lucha Libre in Mexico, where the artist fights as the One-Eyed Cat (El Gato Tuerto) with a camera built into his mask.  Previously, he worked as a translator for the Festival Filmer à Tout Prix. Prior to that, Fairbanks was as programmer and producer at the Courtisane Festival, and visiting professor of VideoArte at Tuxtla’s UNICACH, in Chiapas, Mexico. A Guggenheim Fellow, his new work is emerging through collaboration with an indigenous Zoque community in rural Chiapas. Fairbanks holds a BA in art and science, technology and society from Stanford University, and an MFA from the University of Michigan.

Atis Folkmanis ’62

Folkmanis is perhaps best known for the toy manufacturing enterprise that he and his wife, Judy Folkmanis '63, began in the 1960s, and which evolved into San Francisco-based Folkmanis Inc., creators of Furry Folk Puppets. He holds a Ph.D in biochemistry and has conducted post-doctoral research in molecular biology at the University of California at Berkeley.

Jay Greenspan ’76

Founder and chairman of JMJ Associates, Jay Greenspan has provided transformational and consultative services to some of the world's largest companies in the energy and construction sectors. Greenspan was instrumental in the development of JMJ's Incident and Injury-Free safety practice program used in chemical plants, construction sites, and computer chip plants, among other industries. Over the past 25 years, Greenspan has led JMJ's support on world-class projects enabling top-tier industrial companies including Intel, BP, Jacobs, Angelo American, Chevron, Skanska, Rio Tinto and Boeing among others, to envision new possibilities and achieve higher levels of performance. Currently, Greenspan also chairs a CEO Forum for 15 U.S.-based construction firms who share best practices with one another.

James Hobart ’58

Hobart is retired following more than fifty years working as a Unitarian Universalist minister. Serving in ministries from Massachusetts to Colorado, Hobart was a Civil Rights activist in the south and the north during the 1960s, including participation in the 1965 Selma Voting Rights campaign. His social justice involvements have included peace, immigration, GLBTQ support and anti-racism, among others. He has been active in ecumenical and inter-faith circles. He has served as adjunct and affiliated faculty at Meadville Lombard Theological School in Chicago and the Iliff School of Theology in Denver.

Joyce O. Idema ’57

Idema is the director of press and public relations at the Santa Fe Opera. She served as public relations director of the National Symphony at the Kennedy Center in Washington, DC. She also worked as director of marketing and public relations for the Chicago Symphony Orchestra.

Maxwell King

Maxwell King is a senior fellow of the Fred Rogers Center for Early Learning and Children’s Media at Saint Vincent College. He previously served as president of The Heinz Endowments in Pittsburgh, chair of the Board of the National Council on Foundations, and editor of the Philadelphia Inquirer.

Jay W. Lorsch ’55

Lorsch is the Louis Kirstein Professor of Human Relations at the Harvard Business School. He is also the chairman of the Harvard Business School Global Corporate Governance Initiative and faculty chairman of the Executive Education Corporate Governance Series. He earned his M.S. in business from Columbia University and a doctor of business administration from Harvard Business School.

Maureen A. Lynch

Maureen Lynch is an active community leader who has volunteered for more than 35 years in support of women’s rights, civil liberties and access to health care in Dayton and Yellow Springs, where she resides. A native of Akron, Ohio, Lynch currently serves as board president of The Little Art Theatre in Yellow Springs and is a member of the Board of Trustees for The Yellow Springs Community Foundation and the Board of Trustees for The Dayton Foundation. She also serves as a director of Lion Apparel, Inc. She previously has served as a board member or officer for a number of local organizations, including Dayton Contemporary Dance Company, Planned Parenthood of the Greater Miami Valley, Think TV, Dayton YWCA and Friends Care Community, among others. She also was recognized in 2003 as one of the Dayton YWCA Women of Influence.

Sharon Merriman ’55

Merriman is a graduate of the Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law. She is of counsel in the law firm of Voyles Zahn Paul, a member of the Indianapolis Bar Association and the Indiana State Bar Association, and an arbitrator for the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority. She served on the Antioch University Board of Trustees from 2006 to 2012.

Sharen Swartz Neuhardt

Neuhardt is a Partner at Thompson Hine LLP in Dayton, Ohio specializing in corporate law, mergers and acquisitions, and technology law. She was the head of the firm’s corporate transactions and securities practice group from 2005-2008. Neuhardt was also the Vice President and General Counsel of Mead Data Central, Inc. (now known as LexisNexis) from 1987-1990. In addition to her work with the Ohio Democratic Party, Neuhardt has been active in Planned Parenthood for decades. She earned a BA from Northwestern University in 1973 and holds a JD from Georgetown University Law Center.

Elise Roenigk ’64

Elise Roenigk ’64 owns and oversees two landmark hotels in Eureka Springs, Arkansas: the 1886 Crescent Hotel & Spa and the 1905 Basin Park Hotel, both of which she and her late husband, Marty Roenigk ’65, carefully restored and renovated. Elise holds a bachelor's degree in Biology from Antioch.

Sylvia Turner ’67

Turner is dean of fine and performing arts at Santa Ana College. An award-winning choreographer and educator who has been active in concert dance, professional theater, and arts organizations for many years, she is also the co-founder of Connect 3, a multimedia performance ensemble.

Malte von Matthiessen ’66

Matthiessen, as a former president and chief executive officer of Yellow Springs Instruments (YSI) Inc. he introduced programs that enhanced quality, led the organization through domestic and global partnership expansions, and implemented sales and distribution in the eastern hemisphere. While leading the charge at YSI, he rejected the traditional top-down reporting structure in favor of a cross-functional and self-directed team atmosphere. In 2002, after 17 years as CEO, he retired and became chair of the board where he served and helped facilitate the sale of the company to ITT in September 2011. Before leading YSI, von Matthiessen worked for the National Cash Register (NCR) Corporation for 17 years. Prior to that, he joined the Peace Crops where he served as a secondary school teacher in Tanzania

Barbara Winslow ’68

Winslow is a professor in the School of Education and in the Women's and Gender Studies Program at Brooklyn College of the City University of New York. She is also the founder and project director of the Shirley Chisholm Project of Brooklyn Women's Activism. She received her Ph.D. in women's history from the University of Washington.

Honorary Members of the Board
Kay Drey
Terry O. Herndon ’57
Hon. Eleanor Holmes Norton ’60