The NCAA Board of Directors serves the New College Alumnae/i Association in carrying out its mission in support of the College. The board meets four times a year annually and oversees NCAA's core programs, services, fundraising, communications and events. The board of directors invites open comments and suggestions for their activities.
The board is governed by its mission and bylaws. Calls for nominations are published in the Nimbus.
Board of Directors Appointment Application
Guidelines for Applications
Board Member Responsibilities
Please e-mail application to firstname.lastname@example.org
2013 NCAA Board Applicants Statements of Purpose
Comments about the statements may be sent to Chair-Elect of the NCAA BOD and chair of the Vetting Subcommittee of the Governance Committee Susan Sapoznikoff at email@example.com for review.
Board Meeting Minutes
Robert K. Lincoln ('77-'83) – Chair of the NCAA Board
Robert K. Lincoln ‘76 is the chair of the NCAA Board of Directors. As an attorney in Sarasota, he represents public and private clients in all aspects of the land development process, with a focus on complex land use and zoning approvals and litigation.
In addition to representing private landowners, developers and neighbors, he also currently serves as special land use counsel to both the Pinellas Planning Counsel and the City of Seminole. A member of the Florida Bar since 1994, His land use law practice is supported by an extensive academic and professional background focused on planning, zoning, and growth management issues.
He received a bachelor's degree in political science from New College of Florida, a Master of Science in planning from Florida State University and a J.D. with high honors from Florida State University College of Law. He has served as a director of the New College Alumnae/i Association since 1997 and was recently appointed to the Board of Directors of the Downtown Partnership.
Susan "Spozy" Sapoznikoff ('83-'87) – Vice-Chair of the NCAA Board
Susan (Spozy) Sapoznikoff attended New College from 1983-1987. Her thesis was on welfare economics (particularly AFDC), and her thesis committee was composed of Rick Coe, Gene Lewis and Peggy Bates. While at New College, Spozy served as NCSA president.
After New College Spozy attended law school at Florida State University. While there, she served as president of the Student Bar Association and vice-president of the ABA-Law School Division.
Spozy currently lives in Tallahassee with her two children. She practices law in the area of workers’ compensation defense and counsels her clients on employment law issues.
She is also a 4th-degree black belt in Shaolin Goju karate and a Facebook & Blackberry addict. She hopes to become “Facebook friends” with as many alumni as possible.
David "Thomas" Knight '03 – Treasurer of the NCAA Board
Thomas graduated from New College in 2007 with a concentration in Economics/Environmental Studies, and in 2009, received an MSc in Antitrust and Regulation Economics from Tilburg University (The Netherlands). He is a PhD candidate at the University of Florida, where he teaches game theory. Currently, he is serving in the Bureau of Economics at the Federal Trade Commission. Thomas resides in Gainesville with his boyfriend Gerardo.
Cindy Hill ('89-'93) – Chair of the Governance Committee
Cindy Hill is the immediate past-chair of the NCAA Board of Directors. She is an attorney in Sarasota. Cindy studied Medieval/Renaissance studies at New College. She earned master's degrees in Renaissance literature at both Florida State University and Oxford University. She earned her J.D. from Florida State University. Cindy lives in Nokomis with her children, Maeve and Ewan, and their dachshund, three cats and two hedgehogs. Cindy has been a member of the board since 2005.
Bill Rosenberg ('73-'77)
Bill Rosenberg is a past chair of the New College Alumnae Association. He served as chair from 2005-2008. Bill lives in Grand Prairie, TX, and is a retired technical analyst who worked for 20 years for Sprint Paranet in Dallas. He is currently self-employed as a consultant. Bill served on the board from 1994-1997 and then again from 2002-present.
Colin Boyle ('89-'95)
Colin Boyle earned a B.A. in history from New College in 1995. He is the Information Technology Director at Planned Parenthood of Southwest and Central Florida. He lives in Sarasota with his wife Susan Montgomery (NC '83) and their daughter Siobhan.
Carla Eastis ('88-'92)
Carla Eastis graduated from New College in 1992 with a concentration in political science. She earned an M.A. and Ph.D. in sociology from Yale University. Carla's current position is assistant professor of sociology and institutional research associate at Catawba College (Salisbury, NC). She lives in the Charlotte area with her husband, alum Michael Serulneck '89, and their daughter, Sarasota.
Stu Levitan ('72-'75)
Stu Levitan hosts Sunday Journal on the Air America Radio affiliate in Madison, WI, where he is also chair of the City Housing and Development Authority and a labor mediator/arbitrator for the Wisconsin Employment Relations Commission. He graduated from New College with a B.A. in American Studies in 1975, and from the University of Wisconsin Law School in 1986.
David Banks ('05-'09)
David A. Banks is a science and technology studies Ph.D. student at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in Troy, NY. He is currently working on an NSF-sponsored research grant to design new education technologies for under-served communities. He also studies architecture, urbanism, cyborgs, augmented selves and pop culture depictions of cities and cyborgs. While at New College, David served as the first vice president of public affairs for the NCSA. He also co-authored the Academic Master Plan and sat on the Ad-Hoc Campus Master Plan Implementation Committee. David currently lives in Troy, NY, with fellow alum Britney Summit-Gil ('06), a cat, two frogs and a snail.
Maia Hinkle ('05-'07)
Maia (Valkuchak) Hinkle graduated from New College in 2007, and in 2009 she graduated from Rollins's College Crummer Graduate School of Business specializing in marketing and international business. Most recently she was the director of marketing for Food Systems Unlimited in Orlando, FL. She resides in Savannah with her husband, Don, and their two dogs.
Hazel Bradford '75
Hazel Bradford is the Washington reporter for Pensions & Investments, a daily news website and print publication. Her previous positions included director of communications for the International Masonry Institute and Washington correspondent for McGraw-Hill publications, including Business Week and Engineering News-Record.
She is a founding board member of the Gardenia House for migrant farm worker families on Maryland's Eastern Shore, and a board member of the News Literacy Project, which introduces high school students to journalism. She attended New College from 1975-1977.
Mitch Silverman '91
Mitchell L. (Mitch) Silverman attended New College from 1991 to 1994, on a trivia scholarship. At New College, Mitch served as Justice and Chief Justice on the Student Court, and as a Minister without Portfolio to the NCSA President. He majored in General Studies; his thesis was a narrative of his father's final illness and death of AIDS, written under the sponsorship of Mac Miller.
Mitch then attended the Florida State University College of Law, where he concentrated in alternative dispute resolution, and practiced as a Certified Legal Intern in the Children's Advocacy Clinic.
After practicing law in a number of different areas of law and environments, Mitch returned to school at the Florida State University College of Information, where he received his Master of Science degree in Library and Information Studies, with a concentration in Reference and Instruction.
Mitch is currently the Outreach and Emerging Technologies Librarian at Nova Southeastern University law school's Law Library and Technology Center, in Fort Lauderdale. He lives in Hollywood, FL with his wife Becky Katz.
Mitch is an avid technology user, and is very active on Facebook. He wants to connect with as many New College alumns as possible--not only online.