New England College Names New Officers of Board of Trustees
Michele Perkins, President of New England College, announces the new officers of the Board of Trustees. Voted on at the May Board of Trustees meeting and beginning their two-year terms in July are: James Murtha, Ph.D., chairman; John Samenfeld, vice chair; and Lex Scourby, secretary.
James Murtha, Ph.D., is Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of The New School in New York City. A University comprising eight academic divisions, including the Eugene Lang College, The New School is a progressive institution with approximately 9,400 undergraduate and graduate degree students. Dr. Murtha has been a member of the NEC Board of Trustees since 2004 and previously served as vice chairman.
John A. Samenfeld is a graduate of the New England College Class of 1970. He is President of Pro Con Construction, Inc. of Hooksett, New Hampshire. Founded in 1935, Pro Con Construction, Inc. is a leading design-build construction management firm specializing in institutional, multi-family, commercial, and industrial construction projects throughout the Northeast. Mr. Samenfeld has been a member of the NEC Board of Trustees since 1995 and previously served as secretary.
Lex Scourby is a graduate of the New England College Class of 1975. He is President of Orion Seafood International in Portsmouth, New Hampshire. Founded over 20 years ago, Orion Seafood International is a world-wide supplier of high quality seafood. Mr. Scourby has been a member of the New England College Board of Trustees since 2000.
According to Michele Perkins, President of New England College, the new officers of the Board of Trustees bring extensive professional expertise to their roles. “What is particularly exciting about these three appointments is the variety and depth of experience that Jim Murtha, John Samenfeld, and Lex Scourby bring to their positions. Equally important at a time of economic uncertainty, is their long-term commitment to New England College. Their experience at the College and on the Board is yet another indication of the continuity of leadership that continues to strengthen and enhance the mission and success of the College.”
The appointment of new officers follows closely the addition of three new trustees to the College over the past year: Stephen Geremia, 1985 graduate of New England College and an independent financial consultant; Katrina Swett, Vice President of Swett Associates and President and CEO of the Lantos Foundation for Human Rights and Justice; and Alyson Pitman Giles, President and CEO of CMC Healthcare System and Catholic Medical Center in Manchester, New Hampshire.
New England College in Henniker, New Hampshire was founded in 1946 to serve the educational needs of veterans returning from WWII. The College offers 30 on-campus undergraduate programs and 12 masters degree programs that are delivered online, through residencies, and in cohort groups. A member of Project Pericles, the College is committed to providing education that promotes civic engagement and social responsibility. At New England College, students find a creative and supportive learning environment that challenges them to transform themselves and their world. More information may be found at www.nec.edu.