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The University Magazine

Donald Boyce ‘67 will lead RIT Board of Trustees

Don Boyce ‘67

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 university’s 17th chair. Michael P. Morley ’69 (business administration), who has served as chair 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 took 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, he 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.

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

The board also has eight new trustees:

  • Kathleen Anderson ’94 (professional and technical communication), media director for Travers Collins & Company, 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.
  • Harold M. Mowl Jr., superintendent of the Rochester School for the Deaf.
  • Brian O’Shaughnessy ’81, ’84 (chemistry), a shareholder at Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney PC, Alexandria, Va., where he practices intellectual property law and patent law. He has served on the board as past the president of the RIT Alumni Association.
  • Frank S. Sklarsky ’78 (business administration/accounting), chief financial officer and executive vice president, Eastman Kodak Co.
  • Harry P. Trueheart III, chairman of Nixon Peabody LLP, Rochester.

Bob Finnerty