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
Conflict of Interest Policy
Conflict of Interest Questionnaire
Please e-mail application to email@example.com
Applicants' Statements of Intent
2015 - NCAA Board Appointment Timeline
April 1: Application deadline
May 8: Board notification of nominees
May 22: Board meeting and vote
Susan "Spozy" Sapoznikoff '83-'87 – 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: firstname.lastname@example.org 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
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.
Robert K. Lincoln '77-'83 – Immediate Past 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.
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.
Frazier Carraway ‘72-'76 - Vice-Chair
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.
Frazier is President of Mid-Town Kiwanis of Tampa and serves on the Vestry of St. Andrews Episcopal Church. In the past he has served twice on Florida Bar Grievance Committees, twice as President of the Kiwanis Club, on the Board of the American Diabetes Association of Southwest Florida and on the St. Andrews Church Foundation Advisory Committee.
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.
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.
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.
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Albert "Rick" Schofield '85
Gera Peoples '94