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Maureen A. Lynch

Maureen Lynch is an active community leader who has volunteered for more than 35 years in support of women’s rights, civil liberties and access to health care in Dayton and Yellow Springs, where she resides.

A native of Akron, Ohio, Lynch currently serves on the Board of Trustees for The Dayton Foundation.  She previously has served as a board member or officer for a number of local organizations, including Dayton Contemporary Dance Company, Planned Parenthood of the Greater Miami Valley, NARAL Ohio, Think TV, Dayton YWCA, Friends Care Community and Lion Apparel, among others. She was recognized in 2003 as one of the Dayton YWCA Women of Influence.

Robert M. Hollister ’66
Vice Chair

A pioneer in the engaged university movement, Rob Hollister served on the faculty at M.I.T. for ten years and for 35 years at Tufts University.  He was founding Dean of the Tisch College of Citizenship and Public Service at Tufts, a university-wide program to prepare students in all fields for lifetimes of active citizenship – to educate citizen engineers and citizen physicians, citizen humanists and citizen businesspeople.  Professor Emeritus in the Tufts Dept. of Urban and Environmental Policy and Planning, he also was Dean of the Tufts Graduate School of Arts and Sciences. He co-founded and served as Executive Director of the Talloires Network, a large global coalition to advance higher education civic engagement.  He earned a B.A. in Sociology and Anthropology from Antioch, a master’s degree in City Planning from Harvard, and a PhD in Urban Studies and Planning from M.I.T.


Sharen Swartz Neuhardt

Neuhardt is a Partner at Thompson Hine LLP in Dayton, Ohio specializing in corporate law, mergers and acquisitions, and technology law. She was the head of the firm’s corporate transactions and securities practice group from 2005-2008. Neuhardt was also the Vice President and General Counsel of Mead Data Central, Inc. (now known as LexisNexis) from 1987-1990. In addition to her work with the Ohio Democratic Party, Neuhardt has been active in Planned Parenthood for decades. She earned a BA from Northwestern University in 1973 and holds a JD from Georgetown University Law Center.

​Shadia Alvarez ’96

Alvarez is the principal at the Principal of House III; New Rochelle High School in New Rochelle, New York. A one-time Antioch College community manager and assistant to the president for multicultural affairs, she also served on the Antioch College Task Force on Community & Community Governance.

Shelby Chestnut ’05

Shelby Chestnut is the National Organizing and Policy Strategist for the Transgender Law Center. Chestnut served as the Director of Community Organizing and Public Advocacy at the New York City Anti-Violence Project (AVP) for five years prior to joining Transgender Law Center. At AVP, Shelby worked on a city, state and national level advancing the rights and protections of LGBTQ survivors of violence.  For over a decade, Shelby has been organizing with LGBTQ people, people of color, and low income communities to address violence, promote access to resources, and affect local policy change that is for and by the people most impacted by oppression.

Shelby was a Community Manager for Community Government at Antioch in 2005-06, and feels strongly that the work she did at Antioch prepared more than anything else to be an effective leader in social change. 

Jocelyne Cruz ’19
Student Representative

Jocelyne Cruz is a Psychology major who grew up in Massachusetts, but was born in El Salvador.  Her co-ops include: Crotched Mountain Rehabilitation Center in Greenfield, NH as a para-educator and The Blue Bench nonprofit organization in Denver, CO as a canvasser doing outreach and fundraising for survivors of sexual assault.

Jocelyne is involved with POC Group and La Razaa. She is a Miller-Fellow with the Co-op Department, and works as a Resident Assistant.


John K. Jacobs Jr. ’76

John K. Jacobs (not to be confused with John L. Jacobs ’76) has many Antioch connections. He met his wife Mary (class of ’74) when he entered in 1972, his father John K. Jacobs Sr. graduated in 1940, and his first cousin Evelyn Lamers ’69 and her husband Tom (class of ’69) are, or were, all proud Antioch alumni.

After graduating from Antioch with a focus on the fine arts, sculpture in particular, John continued his studies at the MFA program at Hunter College in New York. While there he began working part time in galleries and museums in New York and after leaving Hunter in 1980 he joined the staff of The New Museum where he took the job of Registrar, managing the exhibitions and collections of the museum. After spending 6 years at the museum and seeing it grow into the most cutting edge contemporary art museum in New York he left to join the fledgling art services company, Crozier Fine Arts. This company specialized in the storage, shipping, crating and packing and installation of fine art all over the world and provided the commercial experience that he would need to found his own company.

In 1989, with his wife Mary and their three small children, he left New York for Washington, D.C. to establish ARTEX Fine Art Services in the former post office building of Takoma Park Maryland. The company quickly grew and established offices in Baltimore, Philadelphia, New York, Boston, Chicago and Ft. Lauderdale and today is the largest art service provider in the United States, specializing in working with museums, galleries, private collectors and auction houses.

Jay W. Lorsch ’55
Academic Affairs Committee Chair 

Lorsch is the Louis Kirstein Professor of Human Relations at the Harvard Business School. He is also the chairman of the Harvard Business School Global Corporate Governance Initiative and faculty chairman of the Executive Education Corporate Governance Series. He earned his M.S. in business from Columbia University and a doctor of business administration from Harvard Business School.

Tom Manley
President, Antioch College



Susan Jean Mayer​ ’79

Susan Jean (Shay) Mayer is a developmental learning and curricular theorist who writes on a range of issues related to democratic K-12 practice, social science method, and the study of learning within schools. Mayer draws on contemporary understandings of the work of psychologists Jean Piaget and Lev Vygotsky and on the philosophy of pragmatism as explicated by John Dewey. Her 2012 book, Classroom Discourse and Democracy: Making Meanings Together, employs classroom discourse analysis in order to characterize and theorize distinctively democratic features of secondary literature discussions.

Mayer has taught in teacher education programs at Brandeis and Northeastern Universities and worked in secondary textbook production for five years. She is editor-in-chief of the online Journal of the American Association for the Advancement of Curriculum Studies and was a founding member of Critical Explorers, a non-profit that conducts curricular research and design residencies ( An edited book on the use of the teaching approach Critical Exploration in the Classroom within teacher education programs is in review.

Sharon Merriman ’55

Merriman is a graduate of the Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law. She is of counsel in the law firm of Voyles Zahn Paul, a member of the Indianapolis Bar Association and the Indiana State Bar Association, and an arbitrator for the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority. She served on the Antioch University Board of Trustees from 2006 to 2012.

In the past, Sharon worked with Planned Parenthood of Central Indiana, Big Sisters (before they merged), and currently serves on several committees at All Souls Unitarian Church. Additionally, she is a reader for IRIS an organization which works with our public radio/television station to read for the visually impaired. Sharon is an active member of the Travelers Century Club, having visited over one hundred countries and all continents.

Matthew Morgan ’99


Karen Mulhauser ’65
President, Alumni Association Board of Directors

Mulhauser has been providing consulting services to nonprofit organizations, grantmakers and political candidates since 1988 (including the Obama for America campaign). She coordinates a network of over 930 Washington, DC-area self-employed women. She is founder and coordinator of Trusted Sources, a nonpartisan voter engagement organization. She serves on the DC Human Rights Commission and the Advisory Council of Women’s Information Network, which each year presents a DC woman with The Karen Mulhauser Award for service to support the advancement of young professional women. 

Before consulting, Mulhauser was the Director of the Center for Education on Nuclear War and an affiliated lobbying coalition, Citizens Against Nuclear War (CAN), and was Executive Director of the National Abortion Rights Action League during most of the ‘70s and through 1981.

Mohammad Saeed Rahman​
Investment Committee Chair

Rahman has 32 years experience in the financial industry as Senior Vice President and Portfolio Manager at Wachovia and Vice President for Private Clients at Merrill Lynch.  He is the founder of several business ventures and non-profit organizations. His ventures include Rubicon Global Asset Management, Rubicon Global Holdings, Rubicon Global Research, Always On Network, Maui-Rubicon Broadband and Z-Motors US.

Rahman received his Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration from Portland State University, and his Master of Arts in Liberal Studies (MALS) degree from Reed College. Rahman received his Investment Management Analyst Certification from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania. He served as an adjunct professor at the School of Marketing & Finance at Portland State University for eighteen years and has served as a Board Member for the Portland State Endowment Foundation.

Rahman served for 10 years on the board of the Counsel of Spiritual and Ethical Education (CSEE). He also founded One Ummah Foundation in memory of his son, Mustafa Saeed Rahman. OUF is a non-profit organization dedicated to breaking the cycle of illiteracy and poverty in underdeveloped countries. He also previously served on the board of the Institute of Halal Investing.

Rahman has an avid interest in demystifying halal investing and bringing it within the mainstream of the investing industry on a global scale. He was a member of the Reuters panel on Islamic finance in Singapore, and presented his paper on Micro Equity Venture at the Harvard Islamic Finance Forum.

His resourcefulness and love of networking lead him to various investment projects from companion animal pharmaceuticals, to wireless telecommunications, to biotech engineering. He continues to travel extensively in Central Asia, Southeast Asia and Europe. 

Edward H. Richard ’59

Richard is president and CEO of Round Realty Inc., a privately owned real estate investment firm, and president and trustee of the Edward H. Richard Foundation. He is a retired member of the La Jolla Playhouse Board of Trustees, as well as former treasurer and a member of the Nominating, Executive, and Long Range Planning Committees. Richard, Terry Herndon ’57 and Hal Roeth ’61, founded WYSO; Richard served as its first station manager.


Lewis Trelawny-Cassity
Faculty Representative

Associate Professor of Philosophy Lewis Trelawny-Cassity’s areas of teaching interest are the history of philosophy, political philosophy, and environmental ethics. As an undergraduate, Lew majored in English Literature and Environmental Policy at Warren Wilson College. After a few years of working in a plumbing warehouse in Kendall Square, Massachusetts and volunteering at Gould Farm, a community for adults with mental illness in Monterey, Massachusetts, Lew completed a Master’s Degree in Political Science at Boston College, where he was awarded a Bradley Fellowship. After Boston College, Lew went on to get his PhD at Binghamton University’s philosophy department, where he wrote his dissertation on Plato’s Laws.


Malte von Matthiessen ’66
von Matthiessen joined the board of trustees at Antioch College in October 2014. Subsequently, he chaired the presidential search committee that led to the hiring of Thomas Manley on March 1st, 2016. He served as Chair of the Board in the 2016-17 fiscal year.

Previously, he was a member of the board of trustees of Antioch University, 1980-1996 (board chair 1989-1995). He was a recipient of the Alumni Association’s J. D. Dawson award in 1992.

In addition, Malte also served on the board of trustees at Wilberforce University (1997-2000); the board of directors at the Wright State University Foundation (1999-2007) and the board of directors at Western State College Foundation (2005-2010). He also served on the board of directors of the Association of Governing Boards of Colleges and Universities (AGB) from 1994-2007; and was a recipient of AGB’s distinguished service award.

He spent forty years in global business; retiring from YSI (Yellow Springs Instrument Company) on September 1st, 2011.


Honorary Members of the Board

Kay Drey​

Atis Folkmanis '62, Trustee Emeritus

David Goodman '69, Trustee Emeritus

Terry O. Herndon ’57

Frances Degen Horowitz ’54, Trustee Emerita

Hon. Eleanor Holmes Norton ’60

Joyce Idema ’57, Trustee Emerita

Lee Morgan ’66, Trustee Emeritus

Barbara Slaner Winslow ’68, Trustee Emerita