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CES/Registry Governance Consultants

CES/Registry is pleased to present the Governance Consultants, all of whom have extensive experience with College and University Governance. Many of the Governance Consultants have experience both as Presidents working with Board Chairs and Trustees and as Board Chairs or Trustees themselves. This directory offers an overview of Consultants’ background, including recent positions and current/former Board involvement. Curriculum Vitae are available on request as Presidents/Chancellors consider consulting needs.

Jacquelyn D. Armitage, EdD: Former President, Hesser College, NH (now Mt. Washington College); Former Vice President at Emmanuel College in Boston, at Lesley University in Cambridge, MA; Trustee, American University of Phnom Pehn, Cambodia; Member of Advisory Board, University of Massachusetts College of Nursing

Brian M. Barefoot, MBA: President Emeritus, Babson College Chair of the Board of Trustees, Babson College; Executive Vice President and Director of Investment Banking, member of Board of Directors, and Chief Executive Officer of PaineWebber International, PaineWebber, Inc; Senior Vice President and Managing Director, Merrill Lynch & Co; Member Board of Directors of Blue Cross Blue Shield, Director Cynosure, Director Array Health Services and Trustee St. Edwards School

Selma Botman, PhD: Former President, University of Southern Maine; Special Assistant to the Chancellor, University of Maine System; Board Member Educaton Council, Manufacturing Institute; Board Member, National Center on Education and the Economy; Board Member, Sloan-C Board of Directors; Board of Directors, Portland Regional Chamber of Commerce, Portland Museum of Art, and Portland Businees Advisory Council; Board of Directors, Worcestor City Campus Corporation

Nancy J. Cable, PhD: Former Interim President Bates College; Vice President for Development and Alumni Affairs, University of Virginia Board of Trustees, Marietta College, GA; Board of Trustees, The Asheville School, NC; Board of Trustees, The Cannon School, NC; Marietta Collge, Board of Fellows

Bryan E. Carlson, EdD: President, Collegiate Enterprise Solutions and the Registry of College and University Presidents; Former President, College Bound Selection Services (CBSS); Former President and CEO, New England Exchange for Executive Leadership; Former President, Mount Ida College

Ronald O. Champagne, PhD: Interim President, Elmira College; Former Interim President Roger Williams University, RI; Shimer College, Chicago; Vice President Development, Roosevelt University, Chicago; President, Saint Xavier University, Chicago; Board of Trustees, Roger Williams University; Board of Trustees, Merrimack College; Board of Trustees, Shimer College; Board of Trustees, Saint Xavier University

George H. Ebbs. PhD: CEO and President, Dubai Aerospace Enterprise University; Pesident Embry-Riddle University; Board of Directors, Ngrain (Canada); Board of Directors, Pinnacle Bank, Board of Directors, Booz, Allen & Hamilton; Board of Advisors, FLS Aerospace Corporation (Denmark); Chairman and Board of Directors, Southeastern States SATSLAB Consortium

Richard A. Gustafson, PhD: President Emeritus, Southern New Hampshire University; Chancellor Emeritus, Community College System of New Hampshire; Chairman New Hampshire Retirement System Board of Trustees; Chairman, Elliot Health Systems Board of Trustees; New Hampshire Colleges and University Council, Chairman; New Hampshire Postsecondary Commission Chair, Hellenic American University Board of Trustees, Vice-Chair; National Association of Independent Colleges and Universities, Board of Directors

David Gyertson, PhD: Former President at Taylor University, Indiana, and Asbury College, Kentucky; Former President Regent University, VA; Board Member, Christain College Consortium, Christian GlobalNet, the Council of Independent Colleges of Indiana and Marion Community Hospital in Indiana

Leonard L. Haynes III, PhD: Senior Director, Insitutional Service, Office of Postsecondary Education, USDOE; Former Acting President, Grambling State University; Staff Assistant to the President, the Ohio State University; Member Cheyney State University Advisory Committee; Member, Board of Directors, Historically Black College and University Capital Finance Program, Office of Postsecondary Education, USDOE; Member, Board of Directors, George B. Thomas Learning Academy, MD; Member, Fulbright Association of Washington, DC; Member and Chair, Board of Trustees, Asbury United Methodist Church, Washington DC

Elizabeth Hoffman, PhD: Former President, University of Colorado System; Executive Vice President and Provost, Iowa State University

James A. Hyatt, PhD: Interim Senior Vice President for Business Affairs and CFO, University of Arizona; Senior Research Associate and Principle Investigator, University of California, Berkeley; Trustee, University of South Florida Research Foundation; Board Member, Virginia Biotechnology University; Trustee, UC Berkely Foundation

Lawrence H. Mandell, JD: Former President, Woodbury College, VT; Member, Board of Directors, Vermont Community Foundation; Chair Board of Directors, Koby Mandell Foundation, Member, Vermont Bar Association; President Association of Vermont Independent Colleges

Roger Harry Martin, PhD: Former President Randolph-Macon College, VA, Moravian College, PA; Chair, President’s Council, Old Dominican Athletic Conference; Deputy Chair, British Schools and Universities Foundation; Member, Board of Education, Mamaroneck Union Free School District

George J. Matthews: Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Collegiate Enterprise Solutions, LLC; Chairman and Co-founder (with Mikhail Gorbachev), Gorbachev Foundation; Executive Committee Member, Club of Madrid; Senior Fellow of the Institute for Socio, Economic and Political Studies at Trinity College of Oxford University, UK; Chairman Emeritus, Northeastern University Board of Trustees

Margaret A. McKenna, JD: President Emerita, Lesley University, Cambridge MA; Former President Walmart Foundation; Former Deputy Undersecretary, US Department of Education; Former Trustee, Emmanuel College, Boston; Former Chair Council of Independent Colleges, American Council of Education Board Director, Director Baybank Harvard Trust Co., President’s Steering Committee Boston Higher Education Partnership, Director and Chair CISCO Learning Institute, Director, Council of Adult and Experientail Learning, Director, Harvard Magazine, Director Jason Foundation, Director National Association of Independent Colleges and Universities

Peggy Gordon Miller, PhD: President Emerita of South Dakota State University; Former President University of Akron, Former Chancellor Indiana University Northwest; Member Women President’s Advisory Committee for the New York Times; Member, National Competitiveness Council

Kathryn Mohrman, PhD: Director University Design Consortium, Arizona State University; Former President, Colorado College; Member New Century Scholars Program; Woodrow Wilson Fellow; Trustee, Grinnel College; Board of Directors, National Association of Independent Colleges and Universities; Board of Directors, Assocation of American Colleges; Board of Directors, Associated Colleges of the Midwest; Board of Directors, Lignan Foundation; Board of Directors, Bank One of Colorado

Rev William C. Nelson, PhD: Interim Vice President for University Relationships and Development, Tennessee State University; Former President Scholarship America; Former President Augustana College, SD; Fulbright Scholar; Danforth Graduate Fellow; Woodrow Wilson Fellow; Advisory Committee, Melon-Hewitt Foundation; Board of Directors, Association of American Colleges; Board of Directors, Council of Independent Colleges; Board Chair and Member, U.S. Dream Academy; Board of Trustees, Midland University

Ian D. C. Newbould, PhD: Interim President St. Mary’s College of Maryland; Former President, Richmond, the International University in London; Former President, North Carolina Wesleyan College, NC; Former President Mount Allison University, Canada; Chair and Member of the Association of Universities and Colleges of Canada; Member, Association of Atlantic Universities; Deputy Board Member, International Association of Universitites, Member, Board of Directors, Alberta Research Council

Dale F. Nitzschke, PhD: Former Chancellor and President, Southeast Missouri State University; Former President, University of New Hampshire; Former President, Marshall University; Member, American Council on Education; President, Ohio Valley Conference; Chairman, New England Council of Presidents; Board of Directors, Public Service of New Hampshire; Board of Trustees, Nature Conservatory, NH; Board of Directors, New England Council; Member, New England Board of Higher Education; Member, Southern West Virginia Community College Foundation Board of Directors

A.P. Perkinson, Jr, AB: Former President, St. Andrews Presbyterian College, NC; Former Vice President of Institutional Advancement at Tennesse State Untiversity, at Emory and Henry College, at Fairmont State University, at Saint Joseph’s College of Maine; Member, Davidson College Board of Visitors; Chairman of North Carolina 2000 Committee; Director of North Carolina Citizens or Business and Industry

James T. Rogers, EdD: Former President Brenau College (now Brenau University); Executive Director, Commission on Colleges, Southern Association of Colleges and Schools; Member, Board of Directors of USO, of Savannah Speech and Hearing Clinic, of Chatham County Heart Association; Director, Chamber of Commerce; Member, Board of Trustees, Christian Education Center

Robert Rotberg, D.Phil: Former President, Lafayette College; Fulbright Research Chair; Senior Fellow, Center for Strategic and International Governance Innovation; Member, National Endowment for the Humanities, Trustee, Oberlin College; Trustee, World Peace Foundation; Board Member, Council for International Exchange of Scholars

Sylvia Manning, PhD: Former Chancellor, University of Illinois at Chicago; Former President, The Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association; Board of Directors, Chicago United; Board of Directors, Chicagoland Chamber of Commerce; Board of Directors, the Poetry Foundation Board of Directors, Chicago Metro History Education Center; Board of Directors, American Association of State Universities and Land-Grant Colleges

Portia Holmes Shields, PhD: Former Interim President, Tennessee State University; Former President, Albany State University, GA; Vice Chair, Georgia Appleseed Board; Board of Directors, American Association of State Colleges and Universities; Member, Board of Directors of the National Association for Equal Opportunity in Higher Education; Board Member, Communities in Schools of Georgia; Member, Board of Directors, Education Reform Georgia; Board of Dirctors, Albany Chamber of Commerce


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