Marlboro College


Marlboro, VT -- (May 25, 2010) -- Marlboro College announced today the addition of three new members to its board of trustees.

All three of the new trustees have previous ties to the college. Two are alumna, Gretchen Holbrook Gerzina '72 and Elizabeth Doyle Glenshaw '81, while Suzanne Marie Olbricht is the mother of alumnus Michael Harrist '10 and Ariel Harrist, who just completed her freshman year.

"The Marlboro College experience often instills a deep sense of belonging, and we're thrilled when alumni or their parents take an active role in supporting our progress," says Marlboro College president Ellen McCulloch-Lovell. "We're especially excited about the energy and breadth of experience these three women will bring to our board."

Gretchen Holbrook Gerzina is currently the Kathe Tappe Vernon Professor in Biography at Dartmouth College, where she is the first woman ever to chair the English department, and the first African American woman to chair an Ivy League English department. She is the author of eight books, the most recent of which is Mr. and Mrs. Prince: How an Extraordinary 18th-Century Family Moved out of Slavery and into Legend (Amistad/HarperCollins).

Elizabeth Glenshaw is the Managing Director of Clean Yield Asset Management, an SEC-registered investment advisory firm in the Upper Valley of Vermont and New Hampshire that works exclusively with social investors throughout the country. Glenshaw has more than 25 years experience in the field of Socially Responsible Investing (SRI). She is currently president of the board of the Vermont Community Loan Fund, serves as an advisor to Vermont's largest bank, the Chittenden Bank, and is VP of the board of the Upper Valley Rowing Foundation. She also has an advisory seat with the Upper Valley Region of New Hampshire Charitable Trust.

Suzanne Marie Olbricht, M.D. has chaired the department of dermatology at the Lahey Clinic in Burlington, Massachusetts since 1998. She has also been a lecturer in Dermatology at Tufts Medical School since 2005, and an associate professor in dermatology at Harvard Medical School since 2006.  She is credited as the author or editor on more than 50 original reports, reviews, book chapters, editorials and textbooks, including Illustrated Cutaneous Laser Surgery (Appleton and Lange, 1990) and Manual of Clinical Problems in Dermatology (Little, Brown and Co., 1992).

Marlboro College also announced that New York attorney Dean Nicyper '76 has become the first alumnus to assume the chairman of the board position. Alumna Sara Coffey '90, founder of Vermont Performance Lab, has become vice-chair.

For more information, contact the Marlboro College Public Relations Office at 802-251-7644 or

For more than 60 years, Marlboro College has offered undergraduate education in the liberal arts. Its 330 undergraduate students enjoy an 8:1 student-faculty ratio, a voice in governing the community and individualized courses of study on a 300-acre campus in the hills of southern Vermont. Marlboro College also offers graduate degrees and certificate programs for working adults at the Marlboro College Graduate School, located in downtown Brattleboro, Vermont.



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