Alumni Trustee Nominees

 

 

The Nominating Committee of the Alumni Council has nominated three alumni trustees with terms to begin at Commencement 2009.

Dilan V.K. Siritunga ’92 came to Colby from Sri Lanka. He is a senior managing director at Atticus Capital, a leading private investment management firm that invests in global securities markets on behalf of major institutions, endowments, pension funds, and private investors. At Colby Siritunga majored in economics, played in the varsity squash team, and graduated cum laude. He is also a graduate of the Harvard Business School.

Robert Hoopes ’89, is president of VOX Global Mandate, a strategic advocacy and communications firm offering a bipartisan approach to issues advocacy at the local, state, and national levels. An expert on public affairs and issue advocacy, Hoopes has been active in electoral politics for 20 years, beginning in in 1987 when he worked for Senator Joseph Biden’s presidential campaign in New Hampshire. He majored in government and earned a master’s degree from George Washington University. Hoopes is in his second year as president of the Alumni Council, is an overseer, and is a member of the Goldfarb Center’s Washington Liaison Board. He is married to Hillary Barnes Hoopes ’89.

Joshua C. Woodfork ’97 is assistant professor of American studies at Skidmore College in Saratoga Springs, N.Y. He was an African-American studies and American studies major and was president of the Student Government Association. Woodfork received a master’s degree from Michigan State and his Ph.D. in American studies from the University of Maryland, College Park. His scholarly interests and teaching center on U.S. history, ethnography, autobiography, cultural studies, multiraciality, African Americans, whiteness, and social justice. He has been a Colby overseer since 2001.
 
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