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Joining Lafayette's Board of Trustees are George M. Jenkins '74, Radnor, Pa.; Richard A. Grossman '64, Greenwich, Conn.; and Barbara J. Lombardo '83, Chester Springs, Pa. They will each serve five-year terms.

Jenkins is a general partner and chief operating officer of Apax Partners, Inc., a leading international private equity investment group that manages more than $11 billion. He serves on several boards including Hearthstone Assisted Living, Inc.; IntelliSec Inc.; and Freedom Scientific. He is also on the board of Trout Unlimited, an environmental conservation organization. An economics graduate, Jenkins holds an M.B.A. in international accounting and finance from Pace University.

Jenkins recently served on the Lafayette Leadership Council and the President's Advisory Board. He also spoke last year at Lafayette's Conference on Technology, Entrepreneurship, and Venture Capital.

A Phi Beta Kappa graduate in economics and business, Grossman holds a law degree from Harvard and previously served as a trustee from 1987-97. He is president of Interstate Building Corp. and has been an officer of the company and its affiliates, Gibraltar Management Company and Empire State Construction Corp., since 1969.

Grossman and his wife Rissa Welt Grossman are longtime supporters of Lafayette. He helped the College garner $213 million during the Lafayette Leadership Campaign as a member of the Campaign Cabinet (1996-2001) and Steering Committee (1997-2001). The 2,400-square-foot gallery in Williams Visual Arts Building was named after the Grossmans in honor of a substantial gift during the campaign. In 1992, the couple established Lafayette's Grossman Visiting Artist and Exhibition Series. Recent artists have included Frank Stella, Sam Gilliam, and Ann Hamilton.

Grossman has also served as board associate and president of the Alumni Club Executive Committee.

Lombardo is a director in the Learning Solutions Group of PricewaterhouseCoopers Consulting and program director for eArmyU, a $453 million, five-year program providing distance learning opportunities to enlisted soldiers. She led the team responsible for securing the eArmyU project, the largest single contract ever won by PricewaterhouseCoopers. Lombardo has more than 14 years of consulting and teaching experience serving higher education, nonprofit, and public institutions. She has served on the board of the Portland Business Committee for the Arts in Portland, Ore., and as an adjunct professor of nonprofit management at Lewis and Clark College and Portland State University.

A summa cum laude graduate in economics and business, Lombardo holds an M.B.A. and Ph.D. from Haas School of Business, University of California at Berkeley. She is a member of Lafayette Leadership Council and has served as an alumni admissions representative.

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