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2012-2013 Board of Directors


Chair Edward N. Coombs '86 (2008) – Former US Marine; certified public accountant and the Chief Financial Officer of New York Compensation Managers in Cicero, New York; involved in many youth sports and coaching programs


Vice Chair Chloe Ann O'Neil (2001) – Taught grade school at Hermon-DeKalb Central School and Parishville-Hopkinton Central School as well as at SUNY Canton and SUNY Potsdam; New York State Assemblywoman elected in February 1993; New York State Senate’s Woman of Distinction in 1999; serves on the SUNY Canton College Council; devoted to education and government; scholarship sponsor


Executive Director David M. Gerlach '83 (2004) – Vice President for Advancement at SUNY Canton; scholarship sponsor


Secretary Karen Spellacy (2004) – Associate Professor, School of Business; Chair of the Curriculum Committee and Articulation Agreement Committee


Treasurer Michael J. Perry (1998) – Executive Director of the College Association, Inc., scholarship sponsor


Past Chair Bernard C. Regan '65 (2006) – Retired from United Parcel Service’s Corporate Domestic and International Engineering Group; established the Bernard C. Regan Family Endowed Scholarship in support of students from Massena in the Air Conditioning or Electrical Engineering Technology curriculums; in 2006, funded the Regan Flag Station which is dedicated to the memory of all St. Lawrence County fallen soldiers and veterans; scholarship sponsor



Dr. D. Anthony Beane (2004) – Professor, Veterinary Science Technology; small and large animal practitioner; 1988 graduate of New York State College of Veterinary Medicine at Cornell; President of Canton Free Library Board of Trustees 2008; New York State Veterinary Medical Society Executive Board Member; Member of Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC) at SUNY Canton, SUNY Potsdam, St. Lawrence University, and Clarkson University


Joel W. Canino '87 (2010) – Vice President of Development and Controls at Gemma Power Systems; representative of Baldwinsville High School Class of 1957 Scholarship.

Clark Taryn A. Clark '96 (2013)

Thomas F. Coakley (1981) – Vice President for Administrative Operations at St. Lawrence University; former Chair of the Canton College Foundation


Lisa E. Colbert '97 (2007) – Senior Staff Associate for Student Affairs and Assistant Professor, Criminal Justice; involved with fundraising efforts on behalf of the Criminal Justice program and Student Affairs


Dr. John F. Conklin '82 (2007) – Director of the Nursing; very involved with the Maresca Challenge for Nursing Education efforts; BS, SUNY Institute of Technology; MSN, St. Joseph’s College of Maine; Member of Canton Central School Board of Education


William D. Demo '57 (1989) – Owner, Demo Auctioneering and Appraisal Service; retired teacher from St. Lawrence Central after 27 years; served as volunteer fireman for nearly 54 years and still active in fundraising for the department; presently serving in his 47th consecutive year as Councilman for the Town of Brasher; retired from auctioneering business after nearly 50 years but continues to volunteer his services for fundraising events; scholarship sponsor


Daniel G. Fay (1990) – Professor, Accounting; Owner, Hoot Owl Enterprises; involved with many community and civic organizations; town councilman


Kevin Fear '87 (2006) – President of Universe Cellular and Dish with locations in Watertown and Fayetteville


David A. Frary '70 (1990) – Owner, Phillips Memorial, Inc., located in Massena and Waddington; owner, Fay G. Mann Funeral Home in Madrid; SUNY Canton Mortuary Science Advisory Committee; involved with many service organizations; scholarship sponsor


Walter J. Haig '89 (2007) – Vice President at Bentley Systems, Inc. based in Clifton Park, New York; establishing an endowment


John L. Halford, Sr. '49 (2004) – Worked from 1952-1970 for the Atomic Energy Commission on Long Island in research and nuclear reactor development at Brookhaven Lab; scholarship sponsor at SUNY Canton and Gouverneur Central School


Dr. Joseph C. Hoffman (2013) – SUNY Canton Acting President


Sylvia M. Kingston '78 (2000) – Owner, Josie’s Little Pizzeria and Sylvia’s Lounge and Eatery; Canton Village Trustee; scholarship sponsor


Marti K. MacArthur '74/'78 (2009) - Committee Chair for the Centennial Gala Auction fundraiser in 2006 and raised $40,000 for an unrestricted endowment;  Member of the SUNY Canton Alumni Board; Involved with the E.J. Noble Guild, United Helpers, and several other organizations.


Dale Major ’70

  • Major - Electrical Engineering
  • WATC Radio Station
  • 20 years on Board
  • 2008 Distinguished Alumni Award
  • W.T. Wheeler Award for outstanding service to developmentally disabled individuals
  • Boy Scouting for over 25 years - Silver Beaver Award for distinguished service to youth

Dr. Kasheed Mohammed ’60


Michael A. Noble '85 (2003) – Vice President of Operations and Information Technology of The Nashua Banks, Nashua, New Hampshire


Robert B. Raymo '58 (2008) – Former Director of Development and Canton College Foundation Executive Vice President; Chair of the Centennial Campaign’s Business Relations Committee; volunteer working with significant donor prospects


Jon A. Richardson '67 (2006) – Executive Director of the Peoria Diamond Club which is the winter home of the San Diego Padres; strong ties to many major league baseball contacts


Marilyn D. Scozzafava (1990) – Retired English teacher at Indian River School District, 30 years; active in civic organizations; establishing an endowed scholarship


Carl W. Trainor '77 (2005) – Owner of Trainor Funeral Home, Inc. in Boonville, New York; serves on the SUNY Canton Mortuary Science Advisory Committee; established an endowment


Rosella Todd Valentine '68 (1977) – Retired Office Technology Teacher, Northwest Tech Center, Ogdensburg, New York; enjoyed a 31-year teaching career; New York State’s first “Teacher Ambassador for Occupational Education,” New York State Education Department, Albany; former Vice Chair, Canton College Foundation; former President, SUNY Canton Alumni Association; received Heuvelton Central School’s first “Alumni Hall of Fame” designation; former Board member of the Frederic Remington Art Museum, United Helpers Management Company, and Planned Parenthood of Northern New York; Chair of two United Way campaigns; active in Florida now as member of “Lake County League of Women Voters” and poll worker for Florida elections in Lake County


Michael L. Varley '85 (2006) – President of Varley Appraisal Group, Inc., Ogdensburg, a real estate appraisal firm


Thomas V. Walsh '96 (2006) – Executive Vice President for Burnham New York, Inc., New York City, specializing in processing building permits and other critical approvals that impact construction; established an endowment in support of alcohol education


Guilford D. White '68 (2008) – Scholarship sponsor


James W. Wert '57 (2012)

Weyl Joseph A. Weyl '89 (2013)

Barbara R. Wilder '53 (2009) – Active in the community; Former trustee of the Benton Library Board, Canton Methodist Church, and former Board of Director for Cooperative Extension, 4H Division, and the Canton Garden Club; Volunteers for the American Red Cross, Well Child Clinics, and the Canton Rescue Squad.


Ronald L. Woodcock '59 (1987) – Partner, 600 Erie Place Partnership; former owner/partner, Woodcock and Armani; former member of the Air Conditioning Engineering Advisory Committee; national chairman of the “Building on the Tradition” campaign in the 1990s; Distinguished Alumnus 1989; New York State Confederation’s Distinguished Alumni Service Award 1990; Co-Chair with his wife Blanche’06 of SUNY Canton’s Centennial Campaign “Cultivating the Minds of Tomorrow;” scholarship sponsor

Honorary Directors

Armstrong Walter M. Armstrong, Jr. '56
Cloce D. Edgar Cloce '59
Cook Dr. Solomon Cook

Charles F. Goolden (1973) – Founding officer of the Canton College Foundation Board of Directors; former Vice President for Administration at SUNY Canton; serves on the SUNY Canton Mortuary Science Advisory Committee; active in many service organizations; scholarship sponsor

Howe Theo O. Howe

Dr. Earl MacArthur - President Emeritus of SUNY Canton and founding member of the College Foundation.

Noble Robert A. Noble, Jr.
Stone Mr. Jay F. Stone '62


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