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Board of Trustees

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Evan Gallivan
Vice President of Institutional Advancement

The Board of Trustees has fiduciary responsibility for the governance of the College through the oversight of the BAC's educational and financial strategies and policies. They exercise their governance responsibilities in the larger context of the College's history, organizational structure, campus plans, and financial condition. Trustees provide strategic oversight and review and approve institutional policies while deferring to the College's president and his/her cabinet to manage daily college operations.

To fulfill this responsibility, members of the Board of Trustees appoint a president of the College and regularly assess his/her performance. The trustees support the president through their work on the board, including the committees of the board, and through their availability for confidential consultations.

The board, through a process of budget review and approval, verifies that resource allocations are consistent with the College's mission and strategic plan and that the resources generated from within the institution and from trustees and other contributors support the College's longterm financial stability and advance the strategic vision of the College. Trustees are expected to support the College philanthropically, thereby setting an example for others in the BAC community.

Dana C. Rowan, Chair

Paradigm-Exeter Group
Dana C. Rowan is managing partner of Paradigm-Exeter Group, a Boston-based real estate investment, development, and advisory firm. The company is focused primarily on acquisition and development projects in the Northeast and a few, select larger-scale projects in other parts of the US...more.

Stephen M. Bell, Vice Chair

Pembroke Real Estate
Stephen began his architectural career in Connecticut and later founded an architectural practice in Lowell, Massachusetts. While running his firm, Stephen also led the continuing education program at the Boston Architectural Center (now College), and in the early '80s was a driving force behind implementation of the BAC's Interior Design Certificate program...more.

Neal Glick, Secretary

DarrowEverett LLP
Neal Glick is a partner at DarrowEverett LLP, a Boston law firm. Neal holds degrees in both law and in architecture and urban planning. His legal practice is focused on land use, environmental law, and real estate development and finance. Neal has represented clients in connection with large infrastructure projects such as the Central Artery and Logan Airport expansion, the construction of major office buildings, and residential projects...more.

Chad J. DaGraca CPA, Treasurer

DiCicco, Gulman & Company LLP
Chad DaGraca is a partner at the CPA firm DiCicco, Gulman & Company, LLP, in the Commercial Business Group. Chad's practice is focused on providing closely-held businesses and their owners with solutions to their financial, tax, and business advisory needs. Chad specializes in auditing and taxation, internal controls and systems analysis, financial and tax planning, ownership transition, and due diligence services...more.

Joe Albanese

Joe Albanese

Commodore Builders
Joe Albanese is the founder and CEO of Commodore Builders, a construction management firm based in Newton, MA. He is a Registered Professional Engineer, with a degree in Civil Engineering from UMass Lowell and an MBA from Boston University....more.

Howard Elkus

Howard Elkus

Elkus Manfredi
Howard Elkus is an internationally acclaimed architect and urban designer responsible for the design of numerous widely acknowledged landmark projects during his distinguished career. Since co-founding Elkus Manfredi Architects in 1988, and previously as a principal of The Architects Collaborative, Howard's work has consistently broken new ground with diverse project types from single buildings to urban master plans on a grand scale...more.

Richard L. Martini, B.Arch '84

The Fallon Company
Richard L. Martini, executive vice president at The Fallon Company, actively oversees the development of projects from initial concept and budgets through planning, design, approvals, construction, opening, and operations. His expertise is mixed use projects with complex design, budget, and coordination challenges. He joined the Fallon Company in 2002 and is a partner in several company development projects...more.

Steven F. McDonald

Erland Construction, Inc.
Steven F. McDonald is president of Erland Construction, an open shop construction management company headquartered in Burlington, Massachusetts, with a regional office in East Windsor, Connecticut. Following several years working in the construction industry as a field engineer and project superintendent, Steve joined Erland in 1986 to become grounded in the planning and management aspects of construction. He was named the company's president in 1997...more.

Michael G. Morris Esq.

Outside in Advisors, LLC
Attorney Michael G. Morris is a communications and legal professional with experience working at the highest levels of business, government, law, politics, and public policy. In 2013, Michael cofounded two affiliated businesses: Outside in Advisors, LLC, a law firm, and Outside in Strategies, LLC, a business consultancy. The law firm, focusing on areas of corporate, business, and transactional law, is complimented with consulting services including strategic public relations, marketing, business development, and government affairs...more.

Marc W. Pelletier

Baldwin Group
Marc Pelletier is a business development and marketing professional in the built environment marketplace. He has committed himself to advancing the BAC's mission and providing leadership and support to the college wherever needed. Service on several committees reflects his commitment to the success of the college, particularly in governance and fundraising. He has had a major role in the Institutional Advancement Committee since 2006 and served as co-chair...more.

Jay Philomena

Jay Philomena & Associates
Jay Philomena currently heads his own practice. In the past, he has served as principal, director of interior design, and led the practices for several national and international design firms including GHK, KlingStubbins, and Burt Hill, where he was responsible for leading design and the staff and spearheading business development efforts. He has developed corporate environments in conjunction with real estate departments, leasing agents, and major developers...more.

Carolyn Spicer

Carolyn Spicer

McDermott Ventures
Carolyn Spicer is the executive vice president of McDermott Ventures, where she has worked since its inception in 1997. McDermott Ventures, a certified women-owned business, is a boutique consulting firm specializing in public affairs and marketing communications. Carolyn provides strategic communications services to innovative companies around the state as well as real estate developers and municipalities...more.

Cynthia W. Smith

Halvorson Design Partnership
Cynthia Webster Smith joined Halvorson Design Partnership, Inc. in 1988, rising to her current position as vice president of the firm. Halvorson Design Partnership is a nationally recognized landscape architecture and planning firm, based in Boston, with a broad spectrum of areas in each of which Cynthia has practiced. These include academic, commercial, residential, park and open space, historic preservation, health care, sacred site, waterfront, and museum projects...more.

Richard J. Snyder Esq.

Duane Morris LLP
Richard Snyder is Of Counsel to the law firm of Duane Morris, LLP and a member of the firm's corporate, real estate, banking, and international practice groups. He is admitted to the bars of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, State of Vermont, US Supreme Court, and others. Richard is a member of the American, Massachusetts, Boston, and Vermont Bar associations. He is a fellow of the Massachusetts Bar Foundation...more.

Carole C. Wedge B.Arch '90, '08 (Hon.)

Shepley Bulfinch Richardson Abbott
Carole Wedge is president of Shepley Bulfinch Richardson & Abbott, a national architecture and planning practice for leading institutional clients with offices in Boston, Phoenix, and San Francisco. As president, Carole has led a transformation of Shepley, with the creation of an open culture and work environment in new office space in Boston, the rebranding of the firm and its institutional identity, and the addition of offices in Phoenix (2009) and San Francisco (2012)...more.