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On July 1 (2005), Brent D. Glass ’69 and Pamela Gaary Holran ’88, both history graduates, began five-year terms on the College’s Board of Trustees.

Glass is director of the Smithsonian Institution’s National Museum of American History, Washington, D.C. He was named director in October 2002 and began his position in December.

Glass had been executive director of the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission since 1987, managing the largest and most comprehensive state history program in the country.

He holds a master’s degree in American civilization from New York University and a doctorate in history from University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill.

While pursuing his doctorate he was research historian, then deputy state historic preservation officer at the North Carolina Division of Archives and History in Raleigh and assistant director of UNC’s Southern Oral History Program. Beginning in 1980 he served three years as executive director of Durham Neighborhood Housing Services, then four years as executive director of the North Carolina Humanities Council.

Holranis a former associate in the communications and engineering law firm Lukas, Nace, Gutierrez & Sachs, Tyson’s Corner, Va., specializing in federal wireless telecommunications regulations. She started her career at Litigation Systems, Inc., working for the Administrative Legal Division of the U.S. Department of Energy’s Economic Regulatory Administration, Washington, D.C.

She holds a J.D. from George Washington University Law School and is a member of the bar in Pennsylvania, Maryland, and the District of Columbia.

A former Lafayette board associate, Holran is the Alumni Association’s vice president for outreach and a member of the executive committee. The recipient of the Clifton P. Mayfield ’09 Outstanding Young Alumni Award in 2003, Holran was a member of the recent presidential search committee. She co-chaired the Washington, D.C., alumni chapter from 1992 to 2002 and was a member of the Alumni Association’s ad hoc committee on voluntarism.

A native of Wynnewood, Pa., Holran and her husband, Peter Holran ’87, reside in Falls Church, Va. They are the parents of two children, Carolyn, 6, and Gaarison, 2.

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