July 22, 1997

Middlebury College Names Three New Trustees

Four new members have recently been elected to the Middlebury College Board of Trustees. Three of the new board members are alumni of the College, the fourth is former Governor of Vermont and former president of the University of Vermont Thomas P. Salmon.

Thomas Salmon was elected Governor of Vermont in 1972. He was re-elected in 1974. During his terms as Governor, he served as the 1974 chairman of the New England Governors' Conference and as the 1975 chairman of the New England Regional Commission. He has since served on various boards and commissions, including the Vermont Higher Education Planning Commission, where he served from 1985 to 1989. From 1986 to 1989, he was chairman of the New England Board of Higher Education-sponsored study on the Law and the Economy of New England. Mr. Salmon was appointed interim president of the University of Vermont in 1991. He was appointed president of the University in 1993.

Robert A. Jones of Incline Village, Nev., is a member of the Middlebury College class of 1959. Mr. Jones is an entrepreneur, economist, and money market analyst. He is the founder of MMS International, an information service on economic and financial trends now owned by The Standard and Poors Group of McGraw-Hill. Mr. Jones is also the founder and chairman of Market News Services, which supplies information to subscribers about the actions of the Federal Reserve. The company is headquartered in New York City with offices in 8 major cities around the world. In 1989, Mr. Jones founded Market Broadcasting Corporation to create information delivery solutions for the financial community. The author of two books on financial analysis, Mr. Jones is a frequent lecturer and seminar leader at institutions throughout the world.

Garrett M. Moran is a member of the Middlebury College class of 1976. He received the MBA degree in finance from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania. Mr. Garrett is a managing director and vice chairman of the banking unit at Donaldson, Lufkin & Jenrette in New York.

Michael C. Obel-Omia is a 1988 graduate of Middlebury College. He is Dean of Students at the Roxbury Latin School in West Roxbury, Mass., where he also teaches English and coaches wrestling and baseball. Mr. Obel-Omia has been an active alumnus of Middlebury who has worked closely with the admissions office and as a fund raising volunteer.