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Springfield College Hosts Trustees Elections at Annual Meeting

SPRINGFIELD — The Springfield College Board of Trustees recently announced the outcome of its 2019-20 board election results during its annual meeting on the campus.

James H. Ross, III, principal officer of The Hollenbach Group, LLC, enters his second year of a three-year term as chair for the board. Ross has been on the board has been on the board since 2012. 

Also, Michele A. Megas-Ditomassi, a retired educator who earned her bachelor’s degree and certificate of advanced graduate study from Springfield College, returns for her second year of a three-year term serving as vice chair.

The following individuals have been re-elected to serve a three-year term on the board:

  • Denise Alleyne, a retired vice president for Student Services at Pine Manor College in Chestnut Hill, Mass.;
  • Kurt Aschermann, a marketing and resource development professional who operates a nonprofit consulting practice called KA6 Consulting;
  • Douglass Coupe, retired vice president of State Street Global Investor Services of Boston;
  • Charisse Duroure, spa director of G-Spa at Foxwoods Resort and G. Group Consulting of Mashantucket, Conn.;
  • Peter Pappas, currently a senior vice president of Morgan Stanley in Springfield; and
  • Suzanne Benson Robotti, founder and president of Medshadow Foundation, an independent nonprofit website that gathers useful information on medicine side effects;

New to the Board of Trustees (Class of 2022) are:

  • Pia Flanagan, chief of staff for the president and CEO of MassMutual. A member of the MassMutual’s executive leadership team, Flanagan works with the CEO on top priorities, and is a key consultant to the company’s board of directors.
  • Mark Elgart, the founding president and chief executive officer for Advance Education (AdvancED), a leader in achieving educational quality and driving education improvement through research, innovation, policy and advocacy, technology, and accreditation serving over 32,000 institutions and 20 million students worldwide.
  • Alexandra Goslin, a native of South Windsor, Conn., was elected as the Student Trustee. Goslin is a Math and Secondary Education major, and will be entering her senior year in the fall; and

Kristian Rhim, a native of Philadelphia, Pa., who was elected as the student trustee-elect. Rhim is a Communications/Sports Journalism major, and will be entering his junior year in the fall.