Fairfield University announces eight new trustees


Two Jesuits and six alumni have been elected to the Fairfield University Board of Trustees.

John A. BaldovinRev. John A. Baldovin, S.J., is professor of historical and liturgical theology at the Weston Jesuit School of Theology in Cambridge, Mass., a position he has held since 1999.

Previously, Fr. Baldovin was with the Jesuit School of Theology at Berkeley, beginning in 1984 as assistant professor of historical and liturgical theology. During his tenure there he was interim dean for one year, director of liturgy, and acting president from 1997-1998. He was a full professor when he left in 1999 to accept his appointment at Weston.

Fr. Baldovin has also taught at Le Moyne College and Fordham University and is a member of the North American Academy of Liturgy and of Societas Liturgica and sits on the advisory board of the International Commission on English in the Liturgy (ICEL). He has published widely in the area of Christian liturgical studies.

A 1969 graduate of the College of the Holy Cross, he entered the Society of Jesus in 1969 and was ordained to the priesthood in 1975. He holds a Master of Divinity degree with distinction from the Weston School of Theology and a Master of Arts, a Master of Philosophy and a Ph.D. in theology from Yale University.

Rev. Terrence A. BaumRev. Terrence A. Baum, S.J., was named president of Rockhurst High School in Kansas City, Mo., earlier this year. He has served as an administrator at three other Jesuit schools: St. Xavier High School in Cincinnati, Xavier High School in New York City, and Loyola Academy in Wilmette, Ill. He is a member of the board of directors of Creighton Preparatory in Omaha, Neb., and Boys Hope Girls Hope in Kansas City. He previously served on the boards of the Nativity Mission Center, Regis High School and Loyola School, all in New York City, and the Jesuit Secondary Education Association,

Fr. Baum joined the Chicago Province of the Society of Jesus in 1973, following his graduation that year from Xavier University in Cincinnati with a Bachelor of Science degree in chemistry. He taught for three years at St. Ignatius College Prep in Chicago and then studied at the Weston Jesuit School of Theology in Cambridge where he was awarded a Master of Divinity degree with distinction. He was ordained in 1981. He earned a Master of Science degree in supervision and administration from Fordham University in 1991.

Ronald F. CarapezziRonald F. Carapezzi is President of GE Commercial & Industrial Financing, a part of GE Commercial Equipment Financing (CEF). His 21-year career with GE has included 15 years with CEF where he began the successful Capital Funding Unit. He left CEF in 2001 to become Senior Managing Director of GE Merchant Banking, before assuming his current position.

A 1981 graduate of Fairfield with a Bachelor of Science degree in finance, Carapezzi was drafted by the Cincinnati Reds' minor league baseball team where he spent a year before applying to GE's financial management program.

In 2003, he and his wife, Newell, established the Richard Magro Jr. '81 scholarship at Fairfield to honor the memory of his friend and classmate. Carapezzi is also active with his former high school, St. Joseph's in Trumbull, Conn., has served on the board of the Domus Foundation in Stamford, Conn., and is active in the Hephzibah Children's Association in Oak Park, Ill. He and his wife live in Fairfield with their two children

Kevin M. ConliskKevin M. Conlisk is the principal and chief financial officer of Alinabal Holdings Corporation, a diversified manufacturer of industrial products, headquartered in Milford and employing over 300 people. Prior to joining the company in 1982, he held administrative positions with A B Murray and Dolan Steel. A 1966 graduate of Fairfield University with a Bachelor of Science degree in accounting, he began his career with Price Waterhouse, after serving three years as a U.S. Naval Officer and earning his CPA designation.

Conlisk has been the driving force behind the Father John M. Conlisk Irish Scholarship Fund, named in memory of his late brother, which has made it possible for 12 Irish-born students to study at Fairfield University since 1991. He was honored with Fairfield's 2001 Alumni Service Award.

Conlisk and his wife Mary Beth live in Stratford, Conn., and have two daughters and four grandchildren.

Michele MacaudaMichele Macauda is the president and chief executive officer of SBC East, formerly known as SBC SNET, where she has overall responsibility for the company's wireline telephone operations in Connecticut.

Macauda joined SNET in 1978, following her graduation from Fairfield with a Bachelor of Science degree in mathematics. She rose through the ranks, holding various administrative positions before being named vice president of network infrastructure switching, engineering, and outside plant construction and vice president of network services.

Macauda is vice chair of the Connecticut Technology Council and a member of the Advisory Board of the Fairfield University School of Engineering. She has been a leader in fundraising efforts for victims of domestic violence and cancer, and a volunteer with Connecticut Special Olympics and the March of Dimes. She is also a strong advocate and volunteer for mentoring programs that encourage students to pursue careers in technology.

Macauda resides in Monroe, Conn., with her daughter.

William V. MalloyWilliam V. Malloy is the president and chief executive officer of the Europe/Middle East region for Marsh Inc, the world's leading risk and insurance services firm. In 2001 he was appointed regional chief executive officer for Marsh's business in France, Belgium and the Netherlands. In 2002 he moved to Paris, where he is presently based, to take on the additional responsibility for Marsh's Nordic, Southern and Eastern European regions as well as the Middle East.

Malloy joined Marsh Inc. in 1995 in New York as head of the U.S. Professional Liability Practice. He was promoted to various positions within the Financial and Professional Client Industry Practice group, which eventually led to his relocation in London, England in 2000. That year he was appointed to the Board of Directors of Marsh Europe and served on the European Executive Committee.

Malloy began his career in 1980 with Chubb and Son Insurance Company, moving in 1982 to the Financial Lines division of American International Group in New York. In 1990 he relocated to Paris, France, to assume responsibility for AIG's European Financial Lines business.

A 1980 graduate of Fairfield University with a Bachelor of Science degree in management, Malloy has served as a trustee of the Marymount School in Paris and the Oratory Prep School in Summit, N.J. He and his wife Debra have three children.

Christopher C. QuickChristopher C. Quick is chief executive officer of Fleet Specialist, one of the largest specialist firms on the New York Stock Exchange and a part of the Bank of America Corporation. In 1982 he was instrumental in the acquisition by Quick & Reilly of Colin Hochstin, the first of seven acquisitions that eventually became Fleet Specialists.

Quick earned a Bachelor of Science degree in finance in 1979 from Fairfield University where he has chaired the Fairfield Awards Dinner, the university's largest fundraising event for multicultural scholarships. He sits on the board of the New York Stock Exchange and serves as a trustee of St. Vincent's Medical Center and the New York Foundling Hospital. He is a Knight of Malta and a member of the executive committee of the Cardinal's Committee of the Laity of the Archdiocese of New York,

Quick and his wife Ann live with their four daughters in Purchase, N.Y.

Lawrence C. RaffertyLawrence C. Rafferty is founder and chief executive officer of Rafferty Holdings, LLC, an investment banking and brokerage services firm in Garden City, New York. From 1987 to 2000 he was the founder and C.E.O. of Cohane Rafferty Securities, LLC.

A 1964 graduate of Fairfield University with a Bachelor of Arts degree in history, Rafferty served as a committee chair for Major Gifts during Fairfield's recently completed capital campaign, "Our Promise: The Campaign for Fairfield University." He is a trustee for National American Bank, Potomac Mutual Funds and St. Vincent's Services; and is active with the Wall Street Charity Fund, Little Flower Children's Services of New York and Abbott House.

He and his wife Barbara live in Garden City and have two children.

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Posted on November 9, 2004

Vol. 37, No. 100a