YELLOW SPRINGS, Ohio – February 10, 2012 – The Antioch College Board of Trustees voted recently to elect lawyer and artist Judith Church ‘75 as a new trustee of the College, Board Chair Frances Degen Horowitz announced.
“We are fortunate to have Judi’s commitment to our common purpose,” Horowitz said. “Her skills and expertise will be important in propelling Antioch College forward.”
Church, a 1975 graduate of Antioch College, has been a lawyer with New York-based Debevoise and Plimpton, LLP for twenty years where she focuses primarily on intellectual property and information technology issues. She holds a master’s degree in art from the University of New Mexico, and a law degree from Columbia University. She is the author of multiple journal articles concerning intellectual property and the co-author of Who Owns the Past? Cultural Policy, Cultural Property, and the Law (Rutgers University Press, 2006). She has served on the board of directors of several organizations, including Antioch College’s Alumni Association (2009-present) and The Kitchen (2009-present), and the Advisors of the American Council for Cultural Policy (2002-2006).
Prior to entering the Columbia University School of Law, Church was an artist whose primary media were painting and printmaking. After graduating from Antioch College, she studied art in Aix-en-Provence, France, and spent a year traveling through Europe. She later served as a photographer for Antioch College and taught printmaking and drawing at Ramapo College and The Silvermine Guild School of Art. Her artwork has been featured in solo and juried shows, winning her two Jerome Foundation grants as an emerging artist. She was a member of SOHO 20, a women’s cooperative art gallery, and has been represented by galleries in New York, Chicago, Baltimore, and San Francisco.
Over the years, Church has served on a number of task forces that advised the Antioch College Board of Trustees and the senior leadership team on issues of concern to alumni.
“With my experience and contacts in law and the arts, I believe that there are many areas in which I can help the college as it grows and strengthens,” Church said.
Church was also a resident of Yellow Springs for several years, as was her husband Andrew Spencer. “My husband and I have strong emotional ties to both Antioch and Yellow Springs,” she said.
About Antioch College
Antioch College is a private, independent nonprofit liberal arts college in Yellow Springs, Ohio. The College curriculum puts equal emphasis on rigorous liberal arts learning, work (cooperative education), and community engagement. Students will complete individualized majors based on one or more of 11 concentrations, a language minor, and six full-time work experiences off campus. The institution, originally founded in 1850, is authorized by the Ohio Board of Regents to grant Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Science degrees.
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