NCAA Board of Directors

The NCAA Board of Directors serves the New College Alumnae/i Association in carrying out its mission in support of the College.

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 Selection Application
Guidelines for Applications
Board Member Responsibilities
Conflict of Interest Policy
Conflict of Interest Questionnaire
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Applicants’ Statements of Intent

2016 – NCAA Board Appointment Timeline
Jan. 15 – Open to nominations / applications for election.
Feb. 22 – Applications for election ends.
March 7 – Online election / balloting begins.
March 31 – Ballots close. All ballots must be post-marked for March 31 or earlier to count.
April 7 – Election results announcement.
April 8 – NCAA Board appointment process for appointed positions begins.

Board Directory

Frazier Carraway ‘72-’76 – Chair of the NCAA Board
Frazier grew up in Atlanta where he graduated from Tucker High School. He started New College in 1972 concentrating in sculpture. Frazier graduated from New College with a BA in Anthropology in 1976 and enlisted in the Army. He was commissioned as an Armor officer after Officer Candidate School and served 3 ½ years on active duty and a further 12 years in the Individual Ready Reserve. After the service he worked for US Home Corp. as a construction superintendent and manager overseeing and coordinating construction of houses and condominiums before attending Stetson University College of Law. At Stetson he was Editor-in-Chief of the Law Review and graduated cum laude in 1988.

Frazier is in private practice in Tampa with the firm of Saxon, Gilmore, Carraway & Gibbons P.A. concentrating in business and construction litigation. Frazier is counsel to the Board of Trustees of Hillsborough Community College.

Frazier is married to Claire Bailey Carraway (NC ’75) and they have two daughters, Margaret and Bailey, who are attending Wofford College in Spartanburg, South Carolina.

Susan “Spozy” Sapoznikoff ’83-’87 – Immediate Past 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 addict. She hopes to become “Facebook friends” with as many alumni as possible. Contact: or 850-566-4658.

Maia Hinkle ’05-’07 – Chair of the Governance Committee
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. She is a research analyst for Parks Associates and resides in Frisco, TX with her husband, Don and son, Maxwell.

Cindy Hill ’89-’93 – Chair-Elect of the NCAA Board
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.

Chad Bickerton ‘05 – Finance Chair
Chad graduated from New College with a double major in History and Political Science in 2009.  He wrote his thesis on the German legal system and legal professionalism during the Third Reich.  After New College, Chad attended law school at the University of Florida.  He graduated, cum laude, in 2012.  Currently, Chad is an associate attorney at Goodman, McGuffey, Lindsey & Johnson.  He practices primarily in the areas of general civil litigation and insurance defense.

In his free time, Chad continues to play for the New College Bones softball team where he plays third base and bats cleanup.  Chad has played for the Bones, on and off, since being a first year at New College.  He also enjoys playing pub trivia with a team of New College alums and professors.

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.

Colin Boyle ’89-’95 – Chair of the Communications Committee
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.

Jordan Clark ’04-’08
Jordan Clark ‘04 graduated from New College in 2008 with a concentration in Economics. Her thesis focused on natural resource economics, specifically fisheries management in Russia. At New College, she served as the only student on the Board of Directors for WSLR LPFM, was involved in student government, and played in a band called Furniture. Currently, she works in business development for a firm that removes landmines, and enjoys traveling when she can. She lives in Washington, DC.

Michael Dexter ‘07-’11
Michael graduated from New College in 2011 with a concentration in Political Science and Environmental Studies. While at New College he served as the Vice President of Green Affairs; worked as an NCF admissions representative; founded the intercollegiate flag football team; played with the New College Funk; and co-sponsored the Jurassic Park Palm Court Party. His thesis explored the dynamics of cooperation and conflict over water resources in the Western United States using Elinor Ostrom’s Institutional Analysis and Design Framework.

After New College he received a Master’s of Public Administration in Environmental Science and Policy from Columbia University in 2012. He has been working for the past year as an ORISE Participant in the USEPA’s Water Security Division to help communities prove resilient from water service interruptions. He currently resides in Washington DC and hangs out with the large DC alum contingent quite regularly.

Carmela French ’06-’10
Carmela spent the first half of her childhood in South Florida before moving to Atlanta, where she attended Norcross High School. At 16 she graduated high school and prepared to attend New College, studying Biology and German. While at New College (2006-2010) she participated in and assisted organizing the Rock Climbing Club and the Scuba club. After graduation she moved to Philadelphia and became involved in staffing and onboarding professional services.

One year later she moved to Washington, D.C. Since, she has been involved in federal contracting and serving as volunteer coordinator for the local NCAA chapter. Today she Is involved with numerous veterinary welfare organizations and travels whenever possible. She is available to assist alumni in their career search, whether to serve as mock interviewer, resume reviewer or feedback source for cover letters. LinkIn with her at

Steve Jacobson ’71-’75
Steve Jacobson attended New College from 1971 until graduating in 1975. He studied biology, but evolved through sculpture and did a senior project on “The Development of a Low-Cost, Flat-Plate, Solar Collector for Heating Water.”

While at New College, he served on a faculty committee for six of his nine terms, either as at-large representative or as a member on one of several faculty committees. He graduated with a degree in General Studies.

After graduation, he built a sawmill for another former New College student in Oregon, as a prelude to building a house that was self-sufficient for energy. The house was never built. He then went to the Chicago area and got a job in a machine shop, which led to a job at Northwestern University building scientific instruments for researchers. Fifteen years later he left for a three-year stint in Hong Kong, building a research machine shop at Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, before returning to Northwestern as a design and prototyping specialist in the Engineering Design and Communication program.

He is currently at Northwestern as a cryogenics engineer, distributing liquid nitrogen and liquefying helium for the research community.

He is married to Karen Perl Jacobson. They live in Evanston, Illinois, where half their house and all of the garage are devoted to shops and studio. The dog, Suzy, lives upstairs, while the cats, Tarzan and Chloe, live downstairs, to prevent canicide or felicide.

Leslie Reinherz ’70-’74
Leslie Reinherz graduated from New College with a major in biology in 1974. She then attended Duke University, where she received a Ph.D. in Zoology in 1980. She went on to a career as a filmmaker and journalist, specializing in science, technology and medicine, producing programs for outlets such as the PBS “Nova” series, the Audubon Society, and the New York Times.

She owned and operated a production company in the 1990s, producing works for television, museums, and publishing houses. After a 10-year break to raise her daughter and take care of aging parents, she switched focus and began teaching. Currently she is an instructor of biotechnology and of English as a second language, teaching adult immigrants in the Boston area through a program at Jewish Vocational Services. Leslie lives in Sharon, Massachusetts, with her teenage daughter. She is the stepmother of Rachael (Herrup-Morse) Simms, ’95-‘99. In her spare time, Leslie enjoys travel, charity work and cooking.

Albert “Rick” Schofield ’85
Rick came to New College back in the mid ’80s and had a profound impact on his life and love of learning in a variety of ways.

While at New College, Rick completed his thesis on the Sanctuary Movement versus First Amendment law and was pleased to have professors from three different disciplines on his committee. While rights remain important to him it was another event that led me to his life’s work.

In September 1985, New College hosted an evacuation shelter on campus for Hurricane Elena. That led to led to working with the Campus Improvement Trust and other opportunities in Sarasota and on campus, but managing that shelter also led Rick to his current passion and career.

As a division disaster director, he can now look back on almost 40 years of service to the community as either a paid or volunteer staff member of the American Red Cross. In that time, Rick has led or participated in more than 50 national relief operations and many smaller events, with expertise in mitigation, planning, training, mass care, recovery, volunteer development, team building and partnerships, ultimately focused on building successful outcomes for the Red Cross, our clients, our partners and our communities.

While New College helped lead Rick to serving the community, he also will recount that first day in a class with professors Moseley and Benedetti where the class was pushed to see all sides of a particular topic and then learn enough to be able to have and defend our own thought-out positions. Later, professors Doenecke, Synder, Chae and many others reinforced learning, each in their own way.

As a nonmath student in a math explorations class, he ended up working with professor Chae long into the evening on topics outside of the class work; Rick knew he was in the right place. That love of learning enhanced both his personal and professional life.

On the board, Rick is an advocate for opportunities for learning for the alumni and connecting alumni and current students to not only assist with their learning and career development but also as a way to keep alumni engaged in a meaningful way.

Rick currently lives in Houston, Texas, with his wife, Maura, and kids, Rebecca and Ricky.

Norman Stein ‘69
Norman Stein graduated from New College in 1973, a member of the last graduating class before New College became part of the Florida university system.   He majored in English and loved almost all his professors, especially David Schatz, Penny Rosel, and Arthur Borden.  He met his wife (Ellen) there and their son (JJ) met his wife (Bonnie) there.

Today he is a law professor who teaches a number of subjects and writes mostly about pensions, health care, and social insurance.  He taught at the University of Alabama for 25 years and now teaches at Drexel University in Philadelphia.  He has worked part-time over the years for the Pension Rights Center, AARP, Teamsters for a Democratic Union, the United Mine Workers Health and Retirement Funds, the Department of Labor, and the General Accounting Office.  He has also moonlighted as a pro-bono lawyer for death row inmates and gets to carry a flashlight once a month as part of Philadelphia Town Watch.

Shannon Strischek ‘05
Shanon Strischek graduated from New College in 2009 with a concentration in Humanities (Art History/Theatre). In addition to writing a thesis about the idolization of Marilyn Monroe in Pop Art, she spent her time at NCF participating in New College and community theatre productions, blogging, throwing bubblegum pop centric walls, and dominating the Fitness Center sign-in sheet. Although currently a social media manager, her previous occupation explorations include public relations, medical billing, and cosmetology. In August 2014, she will begin a Post-Baccalaureate Pre-Health Professions Certificate Program at Florida Atlantic University with the ultimate goal of becoming a physician. She currently lives in the “Butterfly Capital of the World” with her boyfriend, Robert. Both eagerly await the fall when they can return to Hollywood, FL and acquire a goldendoodle named Mufasa.

(Somewhat) easily found on multiple social media platforms, Shannon loves adding connections to her networks to help keep her Klout score at the “Receives Free Stuff” level. If you love a 140 character repartee or limerick, MT @balloondogspop. If your message is of more substantive stuff, send it along via

Sarah Thompson ’06–‘11
Sarah Thompson graduated from New College in 2011 with a concentration in Literature/Spanish Language and Culture. Her thesis focused on depictions of dictatorial power in two Latin American novels by Mario Vargas Llosa and Gabriel Garcia Marquez. She grew up in Sarasota and both her older brother and sister-in-law are fellow Novo alums.

After graduating, Sarah worked as alumnae/i coordinator for the New College Foundation for two and a half years where she helped organize chapter events, reunions and annual fund communications. She also designed and edited theNimbus among many other tasks.

Sarah now serves as assistant director of The Swarthmore Fund at Swarthmore College. She is responsible for Swarthmore’s phonathon, senior class gift, student philanthropy education and young alumni giving programs. She lives in center city Philadelphia with her cat Louis. In her spare time she enjoys reading, listening to political and design podcasts, taking long strolls through the city, and attempting to organize reunions with her group of 5 close friends from New College.

Gera Peoples ’94 

Vernon Woodworth ’70–‘74
Vernon attended New College from 1970-1974, taking one semester off to work in a furniture factory in Lisbon, New Hampshire. He forged a major in Urban Design with the help of Bob Benedetti and Jack Cartlidge, and participated in two European workshops led by Dr. Lee Snyder. Vernon received his architect’s license in the State of Massachusetts in 1984 and was elected to the AIA College of Fellows in 2012.

Vernon has taught at the Boston Architectural College since 2003, works by day as a consultant in code compliance at AKF Group, and nights and weekends pursues architectural design through his LLC, “Urban Determination.” Vernon has been married to fellow New College alum Alyson Haley for 36 years, with whom he has one son, Jonathan, age 30.