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Alan R. Griffith ’64, vice chairman of the Bank of New York, became the new chair of Lafayette’s Board of Trustees on July 1 (2001). A trustee since 1994, he succeeded Lawrence J. Ramer ’50, president of Ramer Equities, Los Angeles, Calif., who retired from the board after 26 years of service, the last nine as chair.

Four alumni have been elected to the board: William J. Raver ’68, managing director, Verizon Investment Management Corp., Stamford, Conn.; Jeffrey Feather ’65, chairman/CEO, SunGard Pentamation, Bethlehem, Pa.; J. Peter Simon ’75, executive director, William E. Simon & Sons, Morristown, N.J.; and Joseph T. Cox ’68, headmaster, Haverford School, Haverford, Pa. Each will serve a five-year term.

Griffith has served as vice chair of the board’s committees on financial policy and athletics and student affairs. He has been vice chairman of both The Bank of New York and The Bank of New York Company, Inc., since December 1994. He is also a director of the bank and the company and a member of the bank’s senior planning committee industry.

Raver, a member of the Marquis Society, was Alumni Association president 1999-2000 and a member of the Lafayette Leadership Campaign Steering Committee (1997-01), Alumni Council Executive Committee (1996-2000), All-College Committee on Selectivity (1999-2000) and Trustee Subcommittee for Endowment Investments (1993-99).

Feather, a member of the Marquis Society, was an alumni trustee from 1995-2000. He concludes service this year with three groups supporting the Lafayette Leadership Campaign: cabinet, executive committee, and steering committee (as vice chair).

Simon is a board associate for 2000-02 and a phonathon volunteer. He has been a member of Lafayette Leadership Council (1994-97), President’s Advisory Board (1999-2000), vice chairman of the New Jersey Regional Campaign (spring 1999), and an alumni admissions representative. He is cochairman of William E. Simon Foundation, which offers financial assistance to students, schools, and social welfare organizations. A member of the Marquis Society, he is married to Janet Mauriello Simon ’75.

Cox has been headmaster of Haverford since 1998. Previously, he taught English at the U.S. Military Academy at West Point. He is the father of Marquis Scholar Ashley Cox ’03.

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