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Boland '83 and Buck '78 Nominated To Be Alumni Trustees

Susan Boland ’83 and Alexander “Sandy” Buck ’78 have been nominated to serve three-year terms on Colby’s Board of Trustees as alumni trustees.

Boland is a part-time graduate student at New York University, where she is pursuing her Ph.D. in classics. She was a managing director and portfolio manager at Chilton Investment Company, where she specialized in European equities. Earlier she was a portfolio manager at Credit Suisse Asset Management, a director and portfolio manager at Barron & Partners Ltd., a partner and portfolio manager at Teton Partners, and a portfolio manager and research analyst at Fidelity Management & Research Co. At Colby Boland majored in classics, was elected to Phi Beta Kappa, and graduated summa cum laude with distinction in the major. She earned a master’s degree in classics from Harvard in 1985. As a Colby overseer from 2003 to 2011 she served on the visiting committee for international studies and chaired the visiting committees for classics and for French and Italian. Boland lives in Manhattan with her partner, Kelly Granat, and their daughter, Alexandra.

Since 1996 Buck has served as president of the Horizon Foundation, an education- and conservation-oriented family foundation in Portland, Maine, that makes grants in the fields of art, environment, history, and leadership development. He earned a master’s degree in teaching history at Stanford and worked at: Pingree School as history department chair and director of admissions; Applewild School, where he chaired the history department and led the upper school; and Shore Country Day School where he taught fifth grade. He lives in Cumberland Foreside with his wife Sissy. They have a daughter and a son, both married. Buck served nine years as chair of the board of Camp Kieve, a nonprofit educational institution and boys’ camp in Nobleboro. He is a past chair of the Maine Audubon Society, serves on the Trust for Public Land Maine advisory board, is a founding trustee and chair of the Essex County Community Foundation, helped found and chaired the Maine Environmental Funders Network, and served on the boards of Massachusetts Audubon, Shore Country Day School, and Pingree School. A Colby overseer, he was on an environmental studies visiting committee, and he has been an admissions volunteer.

According to alumni association bylaws, other nominations may be made by petition to the executive secretary of the Alumni Council with signatures of one percent of the members of the association. If there are no nominations before May 1, Boland and Buck will be declared elected by the chair of the Alumni Council.