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Central College

June 4, 2014

Central College welcomes 3 new members to board of trustees

Central College announced three new members to its board of trustees. Karen Dorsey, Chip Griffith and Denny Hanson will begin their board terms July 1, bringing their professional experiences in a variety of fields.

“We feel extremely fortunate that these bright and accomplished individuals have accepted positions on this board and have made a commitment of service to the mission of Central College,” said J. Lanier Little ‘74, chairperson of the board.

“We are privileged to have a board that is deeply committed to the college,” said Central College President Mark Putnam. “Our new trustees add to that diversity and bring fresh perspectives that will continue to stimulate creativity within the board.”

Dorsey is currently an associate research scientist at Yale University School of Medicine and assistant professor in the department of pediatrics at Yale. She has a B.A. in Spanish language from the University of Virginia, earned her M.D. from Washington University School of Medicine and her Ph.D. in investigative medicine from Yale University School of Medicine. She is certified by the American Board of Pediatrics.

Dorsey previously held roles as an instructor in the department of pediatrics at Yale; was a postdoctoral fellow in the investigative medicine program at Yale; a postdoctoral fellow in the Robert Wood Johnson Clinical Scholars Program at Yale; and assistant and senior resident in pediatrics at the Children’s Hospital of New York, New York Presbyterian Hospital, New York, N.Y. She has earned multiple professional honors and recognition, received many research grants, been an invited speaker and has published research in numerous journals and forums. She is a member of Fort Washington Collegiate Church in New York City.

Griffith, a graduate of Central College, has worked for organizations including the Pella Sales Branch in Denver, Colo., where he gained insight into the sales and service side of Pella Corporation. Recently, Griffith has focused his efforts on Genlink, the family office, where he currently serves as chairman and has held positions including assistant chairman and treasurer. He is also active on the Budget, Investment and Compensation Committees. Griffith also serves as an officer and director of several other family entities.

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