(SARASOTA, Fla.) November 9, 2012 — New College Foundation, Inc. has announced that Felice Schulaner has been made Chair of its Board of Directors. Schulaner, who has served on the Foundation Board since 2007, took over from Howard Isermann during the Foundation’s annual meeting last week.
A New College alumna, Schulaner also serves on the New College of Florida Board of Trustees. She currently acts as a consultant to the Coach Foundation Inc. and was Coach Inc.’s Senior Vice President of Human Resources for eight years before retiring to Sarasota. She has held multiple senior level positions in human resources and retail management.
Other Officers elected were 1st Vice Chair/Treasurer Patrick Hennigan, 2nd Vice Chair Christine Jennings, and Secretary Tom White, a New College alumnus.
Two new Directors were also elected. G. Lowe Morrison and John Bean. Morrison is Senior Vice President, Managing Principal for Sabal Trust’s Sarasota office. He is a Trustee of the Frank E. Duckwall Foundation, a member of the Board of Trustees of Mote Marine Laboratory and on the Advisory Council of Tampa Bay Watch.
A Sarasota resident for more than 18 years, John Bean is the Chairman of the Board of SYMMCO Inc., in Sykesville, PA. He served as President of The Ideal Products Corporation for 37 years, retiring in 2007. Currently, he chairs both the Ideal Foundation and The SYMMCO Foundation which support a variety of community and worthy philanthropic causes in several states.
Directors Phil Delaney, Lou Levy, Alexandra Jupin and Brad Baker retired from the Board. Baker currently serves on the New College of Florida Board of Trustees.
The New College Foundation provides the necessary private funding to enable New College to deliver an outstanding liberal arts and sciences education to high-achieving undergraduates from Florida and elsewhere. Through outright gifts and deferred giving, the New College Foundation raises critical funds for scholarships, faculty positions, academic programs, facilities, student and faculty research and travel, and endowments, with more than $100 million in public and private funds raised since 1980.
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New College of Florida is a national leader in the arts and sciences and is the State of Florida’s designated honors college for the liberal arts. Consistently ranked among the top public liberal arts colleges in America by U.S. News & World Report, Forbes and The Princeton Review, New College attracts highly motivated, academically talented students from 40 states and 25 foreign countries. A higher proportion of New College students receive Fulbright awards than graduates from virtually all other colleges and universities.