Fairfield University elects eight trustees


Fairfield University has elected eight new trustees who represent varied areas and include a surgeon, a Jesuit educator, a banker, two financial consultants, two insurance executives and a marketing executive. Four are Fairfield University graduates and two are alumni of other Jesuit universities. In addition, they are residents of five different states: Connecticut, Illinois, Massachusetts, New York, and Texas.

The new trustees are:

Dr. Patrick Carolan '59, orthopaedic surgeon in Bridgeport; the Rev. Edward Glynn, S.J., vice chancellor for academic affairs and provost at the University of Massachusetts, Boston; Sylvester Green, senior vice president, Chubb & Sons, Inc., White Plains, N.Y.; Ned Lautenbach, senior vice president, IBM Corporation, White Plains, N.Y.; Joseph Macchia, '57, chairman, president and CEO of Gainsco, Inc., Fort Worth, Tex.; William McIntosh, consultant and former managing director, Salomon Brothers; Lawrence Rafferty, '64 CEO, Rafferty Companies, LLC, Harrison, N.Y.; and Elisabeth Schwabe, '74, managing director, Chase Securities, Inc., New York.

Dr. Patrick Carolan has practiced orthopaedic surgery for 25 years in Bridgeport, is chief of the Orthopaedic Division of St. Vincent's Hospital and held the presidency and other key positions with the Fairfield County and Connecticut Medical Associations. He served as a trustee of Fairfield University (1979-85) and president of the Alumni Association (1977-79). A resident of Fairfield, he holds a bachelor of arts from Fairfield University, 1959, and received his M.D. degree from Seton Hall College of Medicine, 1963. His family was the first in which husband, wife and at least one child earned degrees at Fairfield University as Mrs. Betty McIntyre Carolan received her degree in 1987, Patrick in 1985 and Jennifer, 1989. Two other children hold degrees from Georgetown and one from Boston College.

The Rev. Edward Glynn, S.J., holds a bachelor's and doctorate from Fordham, a second doctorate from the Graduate Theological Union in Berkeley, Calif. with added degrees from Woodstock College and Yale Divinity School. He has served as president of Gonzaga University, Wash., and St. Peter's College, N.J., and earlier this year was named vice chancellor for academic affairs and provost of the University of Massachusetts in Boston.

Sylvester Green, a resident of New Canaan, Conn., and a graduate of Mt. Union College, Ohio, is senior vice president and managing director of Chubb & Sons, Inc. in White Plains, N.Y. He serves on the boards of Mt. Union College, the College of Insurance, Community Baptist Church, INROADS of New York City and the Urban League of Westchester County.

Ned Lautenbach, a resident of Fairfield, is senior vice president and group executive for sales and distribution for the IBM Corporation in White Plains. He holds a B.A. in economics from the University of Cincinnati and an MBA from Harvard University. He is a member of the board of trustees of the University of Cincinnati Foundation and the board of directors of the Eaton Corporation as well as a member of the Council on Foreign Relations and the committee for the Bishop's Appeal for the Archdiocese of Bridgeport.

Joseph Macchia, a resident of Fort Worth, Texas, earned his BSS degree from Fairfield University, completed graduate studies at Western University and served in the Marine Corps for four years as a first lieutenant. In 1978, he founded Gainsco, Inc., a property and casualty insurance holding company. He was previously president of the Early American Insurance Company and vice president of the Foremost Insurance Company. In 1992, he was named entrepreneur of the year for the Southwest Region's Service Category and is a member of the American Business Conference in Washington, D.C.

William McIntosh, a resident of Kenilworth, Ill., was managing director of Salomon Brothers for 34 years and served in the New York and Chicago offices. He was vice chairman of the Chicago Stock Exchange and president of the Bond Club of Chicago. Now a consultant, he is a member of the board of trustees of the Papal Foundation, the American Ballet Theatre, Cardinal Big Shoulders Fund in Chicago and the Archdiocesan Finance Council in Chicago. He previously served as trustee for Fairfield University, 1990-1996. He is a graduate of Xavier University.

Lawrence Rafferty, a 1964 graduate of Fairfield, is CEO of Rafferty Companies, LLC an investment banking and brokerage services, founded in 1987 in Harrison, N.Y. He was previously senior vice president of the apparel division of West Point Pepperell. He is a member of National Association of Securities Dealers, United Way Strategic Action Committee, "Shake-A-Leg" Fund Raising Committee for the Handicapped and Little Flower Children's Service.

Elisabeth Schwabe, managing director of Chase Securities, Inc., was previously managing director and vice president of Chase Manhattan Bank. A 1974 graduate of Fairfield University, a resident of New York City, she has been an adjunct faculty member at the NYU School of Continuing Education, a member of the Mortgage Bankers Association of America and a member of Robert Morris Associates.

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Posted on November 1, 1997