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President’s Report
Officers
Jean E. Spence ’79
Board Chair
Charles R. Craig
Vice Chair
Robert R. Ziek Jr. ’78
Vice Chair
Bayard D. Clarkson Sr., M.D.,
Hon. ’74
Distinguished Vice Chair
Anthony G. Collins
President
Nancy D. Reyda ’81
Secretary
James D. Fish ’79
Treasurer
Kelly O. Chezum ’04
Assistant Secretary
Trustees
Carolyn A. Brandsema ’80
Vice President (Ret.)
737 Engineering
The Boeing Company
Clarkson University Board of Trustees
Vision of a Clarkson Education
The Clarkson University educational experience is designed to
provide talented and ambitious students with the knowledge
and skills necessary to achieve positions of leadership within
their chosen profession. The combination of Clarkson’s strong
technologically rich curricula and state-of-the-art teaching and
research facilities, coupled with an unparalleled commitment
to a friendly learning environment and to students’ personal
development, uniquely prepares Clarkson graduates to excel in
their chosen professions and to lead rewarding and creative lives.
In addition to attaining mastery of the core knowledge within his or
her field, a Clarkson education is designed to enable students to:
solve real-world, open-ended problems with creativity and
risk taking to obtain solutions that are practical and
sustainable, including those they encounter in state-of-the-
art research under the direction of distinguished faculty;
develop and refine exceptional communication skills with an
awareness of potential cultural differences;
lead effectively and work productively within disciplinary
and multidisciplinary teams composed of members with
diverse interests and backgrounds;
excel in using computing and information technologies;
learn through instruction and guidance by nationally
recognized faculty whose commitment to both teaching and
research has made Clarkson a nationally ranked university.
A Clarkson student’s education is greatly enhanced by a
personal and friendly learning environment, within a small,
residential, nationally recognized University, which:
places students at the center of the educational process and
where all employees have a commitment to creating an
environment that contributes positively to students’ overall
educational experience;
draws undergraduates, graduate students, faculty and staff
together into a cohesive and stimulating learning community,
wherein an atmosphere of scholarship and spirit of
research is cultivated;
uses our campus as a living laboratory to improve learning,
and uses the wider region to broaden and extend
Clarkson’s outreach and service;
provides personal advising and interaction with faculty and
staff as well as supportive relationships among students;
offers many leadership opportunities through
co-curricular groups and activities;
respects and learns from its community of diverse
people, backgrounds and cultures.
Together, these provide a unique educational experience that is
directed toward developing the whole person.
Robert A. Campbell ’61
CEO, Asia Pacific Region
(Ret.)
Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu
Amy E. Castronova ’04
President & CEO
Novatek Communications Inc.
Lauretta Chrys
Executive Vice President
Citizens Bank
Bayard D. Clarkson Jr., M.D.
Private Practitioner
Bayard D. Clarkson Sr., M.D.,
Hon. ’74
Member
Memorial Sloan-Kettering
Cancer Center
Charles R. Craig
Sr. Vice President Science &
Technology, Administration
& Operations
Corning Incorporated
Mark Dzwonczyk
President & CEO
Nicholville Telephone Co.
Judith J. Foster
Northern NewYork Advocate
Robert K. Goldman ’79
Global Executive Sponsor
(Ret.)
ARCADIS
Richard R. Griffith ’69
President & CEO
Sturges Manufacturing Co.
David K. Heacock ’83
Sr. Vice President & Manager
Texas Instruments Silicon
Valley Analog
Daniel E. Heintzelman ’79
Vice Chairman (Ret.)
General Electric Co.
William F. Helmer ’56, P’85
President
Helmer-Cronin Construction
Inc.
DiannaM.Jones Herrmann ’85
Global Head of People
Recovery & Transformation
Services
McKinsey & Company
Thomas L. Kassouf ’74
President
Snap-on-Tools
Lawrence D. Kingsley ’85
Director
Berkshire Partners
Earl “Skip” R. Lewis ’66
Chairman of the Board
FLIR Systems Inc.
Jody A. Markopoulos ’93
Chief Operations Officer
GE Oil & Gas
Kaitlin P. Monte ’06
Reporter and Journalist
KRIV FOX 26 Houston, TX
Lisa A. Napolione ’87
Senior Vice President
Global Research &
Development
Estee Lauder Companies
JamesW. Ransom ’88
Director of IntegratedResource
Management Department
Mohawk Council of Akwesasne
Nancy D. Reyda ’81
Managing Director and
Chief Operating Officer
Bank of America
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Walt L. Robb
President
Vantage Management
Stephen D. Ryan ’87
Senior Vice President
Merrill Lynch Private Banking
and Investment Group
Frank R.Schmeler ’64, P’91, P’93
Chairman (Ret.)
Albany International Corp.
Raymond L. Skowyra Jr., P’11
Technology Business
Strategy Consultant
Summit Associates
Jean E. Spence ’79
Executive Vice President (Ret.)
Research, Development &
Quality
Mondelez International
Robert R. Ziek Jr. ’78
President
ZSource Ltd.
A TRANSFORMATIVE LEARNING EXPERIENCE
Andrew Akiki ’17
Chemical Engineering
I’m from
… Colchester, Vermont, and Abu Dhabi
I chose Clarkson because …
it has a great
reputation in engineering, great professors and
connections with the companies that hire engineers
to do the work I want to do. And my decision was easy
because my father and uncles are Clarkson grads!
In the classroom …
I’m learning how to analyze
and solve problems, as well as gaining skills related
to group-work dynamics. After graduation, I believe
that will give me an edge.
My faculty-mentored research project …
focuses
on developing a reverse osmosis membrane filtration
method to remove harmful chemicals from water.
I’ve gained a greater global perspective …
by
studying abroad at Monash University in Melbourne,
Australia, for a semester.
I’ve had leadership and teamwork opportunities
as a member of the men’s varsity soccer team for
four years.
My summer internship …
was at
GLOBALFOUNDRIES, a semiconductor company.
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