Alumnus to Lead RIT Board of Trustees

Five new trustees also join RIT board

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Rochester Institute of Technology alumnus Donald N. Boyce ’67 (business administration) will take the helm of the RIT Board of Trustees later this year.

The trustees, during the July meeting, elected Boyce the board’s 17th chair. Michael P. Morley ’69 (business administration), who has served as board chairman for four years, will hand over the gavel to Boyce at the conclusion of the November board meeting.

Boyce, a member of RIT’s Board of Trustees since 1999, becomes the fourth alumnus chair. He has served as chair of the Presidential Search Committee and a member of the Hospitality and Service Management National Advisory Board, and assumed a leadership role in the Campaign for RIT, which concluded successfully in 2006.

Boyce is a recipient of RIT’s Outstanding Alumnus Award as well as the Distinguished Alumni Award for RIT’s College of Applied Science and Technology. In 2008, Boyce and his wife, Jeris, received RIT’s prestigious Nathaniel Rochester Society Award.

Prior to retiring in 2000, Boyce was chair and CEO of IDEX Corp., a diversified manufacturing firm. He has been a board member of numerous publicly traded companies and is currently director of Muller Water Products in Atlanta.

A native of Oakfield, N.Y., Boyce resides in Lake Forest, Ill.

The board also added five new trustees:

  • Kathleen Anderson ’94 (professional and technical communication), media director for Travers Collins & Co., a Buffalo based advertising agency. Anderson serves on the board as president of the RIT Alumni Association.
  • Mark C. Clement, president and CEO, Rochester General Health System.
  • Frank S. Hermance ’71, ’73 (B.S., electrical engineering, M.S. electrical engineering), chairman and CEO of AMETEK Inc., a global manufacturer of electronic instruments and electromechanical devices with headquarters in Paoli, Pa.
  • Joyce B. Klemmer ’78 (business administration), a partner at Smith, Gambrell and Russell LLP, one of Atlanta’s largest law firms.
  • Harry P. Trueheart III, chairman of Nixon Peabody LLP, Rochester.

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