Five new trustees join College of Wooster's board

New president of alumni association also begins term

03 November, 2014 by John Hopkins

WOOSTER, Ohio, Nov. 3, 2014 – Five new members joined The College of Wooster’s board of trustees at their fall meeting last month, while a new president of the alumni association also began his two-year term of service.

The new members of the board are:

Bill V. Andrew, general partner at Inlign Capital Partners and CEO of Werdna Corporation in Chandler, Ariz. Andrew earned his bachelor’s degree in chemical physics from Wooster in 1985 and went on to earn a master’s and doctorate in electrical engineering from Arizona State University.

Donald R. Frederico, partner and attorney at Pierce Atwood in Boston, Mass., where he specializes in representing defendants in class action litigation. Frederico earned a bachelor’s degree in English from Wooster in 1976 and a law degree from Cornell University, where he was managing editor of the Cornell Law Review. He served on Wooster’s Alumni Board from 2010 to 2013.

Thomas R. Gibian, headmaster of Sandy Springs Friends School in Washington, D.C. Gibian became headmaster, a position he describes as “a lifelong dream,” following a distinguished career in finance with Goldman Sachs, EMP Global, AIG, and Emerging Capital Partners, a firm he co-founded. He earned his bachelor’s degree in history from Wooster in 1976 and an M.B.A. from the Wharton School of Business.

Michael Lauber, president and CEO of Tusco Display, a manufacturer of custom point-of-purchase displays, in Gnadenhutten, Ohio. Lauber served on the college’s Alumni Board from 2004 to 2007 and the Parent Leadership Council from 2009 to 2013. He earned a bachelor’s degree in economics from Wooster in 1980 and an M.B.A. from Dartmouth University. In 2011, he received the John D. McKee Volunteer Award for his service to Wooster.

Robert M. Tull, vice president and senior managing director at Fifth Third Bank in Cleveland, Ohio. Tull directs the bank’s foreign exchange trading and sales functions for the FOREX and Commodity Derivatives Group. He earned a bachelor’s degree in economics from Wooster in 1987 and an M.B.A. from Baldwin Wallace College. 

This was also the first board meeting for A. Steven Graff, the new president of the college’s Alumni Board. Graff is senior director for admissions and enrollment services with The College Board in Washington, D.C. He earned his bachelor’s degree in history from Wooster in 1968, and also holds an M.A. in history from Case Western Reserve University and an Ed.D. in higher education administration from Teachers College of Columbia University.

The College of Wooster is America’s premier college for mentored undergraduate research. Wooster offers an excellent, comprehensive liberal arts education, culminating in a rigorous senior project, in which each student works one-on-one with a faculty mentor to conceive, organize and complete a significant research project on a topic of the student’s own choosing. Through this distinctive program, every Wooster student develops abilities valued by employers and graduate schools alike: 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.