Don Frederico and Marianne Sprague

Don Frederico and Marianne Sprague


Donald R. Frederico elected chair of The College of Wooster's board of trustees

Marianne Sprague elected vice-chair

6 July, 2017 by John Hopkins

WOOSTER, Ohio – The College of Wooster’s board of trustees has elected Donald R. Frederico as its next chair, and Marianne Sprague as vice-chair. The election took place on June 1, during the board’s most recent meeting on campus.

Frederico, a Wooster alumnus, is a partner at Pierce Atwood LLP in Boston, where he leads the law firm’s class action defense practice. A senior trial attorney with more than three decades of courtroom experience, he has represented clients in a diverse range of industries, from financial services and pharmaceuticals to automotive and high technology. Frederico earned his bachelor’s degree in English from Wooster, and a law degree from Cornell University. He has been a member of Wooster’s board since 2007.

Sprague, whose daughter graduated from Wooster in 2009, was formerly a teacher at Crane Country Day School in Santa Barbara, Cal. She earned a bachelor’s degree from the University of California, Santa Barbara, and a master’s degree in special education from California State University. Sprague has been a member of Wooster’s board of trustees since 2006.

The College of Wooster is America’s premier college for mentored undergraduate research. By working one-on-one with a faculty adviser to conceive, organize, and complete an original research project, written work, performance or art exhibit, every Wooster student develops independent judgment, analytical ability, creativity, project-management and time-management skills, and strong written and oral communication skills. Founded in 1866, the college enrolls approximately 2,000 students.