New College of Florida Board of Trustees
Keith D. Monda - Chair
He was also executive vice president for finance and administration at J.Crew, Inc. and held management positions with Bunge Corporation and Pfizer, Inc. Monda earned his B.S. degree in business administration and M.A. in economics from Ohio State University.
He is currently a member of the Ohio State University Foundation Board, co-chair of the Advisory Committee for the executive dean of Arts and Sciences at Ohio State and chairman of the Arts and Sciences Ohio State University Capital Campaign. He is a resident of Siesta Key. Appointed by the governor; term ends January 2015.
Felice Schulaner - Vice Chair
From March 2011 until May 2015, Schulaner served as the executive director of the Coach Foundation, whose mission areas were women’s empowerment and education for underserved populations, causes near and dear to her heart.
Prior to this role, Ms. Schulaner was the senior vice president of human resources for Coach Inc., a multibillion-dollar global accessories company, a position she held from 2000 through 2008. She she held similar positions at Optimark Technologies and Salant Corporation. Her 25-plus-year business career also included senior human resources positions at American Express and Macy’s, and retail management positions at Sears and Jordan Marsh.
Ms. Schulaner graduated from New College of Florida, the honors college of the Florida university system, with a Bachelor of Arts in Economics. She and her husband, Dennis Rees, live on Siesta Key and are proud owners of a Sarasota School of Architecture home designed by Tim Siebert, which recently won a “Test of Time” award.
Baker was executive director of the Florida Housing Finance Corporation from 1999 to 2000. He is a past board member of the Manatee Community College Foundation, as well as the Nova Southeastern University Foundation. Baker received an associate’s degree from State College of Florida (formerly Manatee Community College) and a bachelor’s degree from Nova Southeastern University. Appointed by the Governor; term ends Jan. 6, 2016.
Since retiring to Florida with her husband, Bill, nine years ago, Coleman has been affiliated with several local non-profit organizations including Girls, Inc., the Community Foundation of Sarasota, and the Women’s Resource Center. She was instrumental in chartering The Society, Inc., an NGO committed to providing opportunities for the development of fine and performing arts talent among young people, particularly African-American youth. She resides in Lakewood Ranch. Appointed by the Board of Governors; term ends Jan. 6, 2016.
William R. "Bill" Johnston
Johnston served on the board of Hollins University in Virginia. Currently he is a member of the boards of Friends of DeSoto National Park, Plymouth Harbor, and Boys & Girls Club of Manatee Foundation. His past advisory board service included the Lubin School of Business at Pace University in New York, Goizueta School of Business at Emory University and the Jepson School of Leadership Studies of the University of Richmond.
Johnston and his wife, Betsy, now make their primary home in Bradenton. Appointed by the Board of Governors, term ends January 6, 2015.
Charlene J. "Charlie" Lenger
She chose New College for its unique academic system, encouragement of student independence and ideal student-faculty ratio. Paige, Shelby and their administration are looking forward to advocating for greater student involvement in policy, procedural and developmental decisions around campus as well as making student government more responsive and accessible to the community. Paige was born in China and now resides in Daytona Beach. Her first term began on March 3, 2015, and ended on June 30, 2015. Paige was re-elected for a second term, which began on July 1, 2015, and ends on June 30, 2016.
Ruiz has senior management experience in hospital administration, corporate strategic planning, business development, government relations, and nonprofit agency administration. She is a founding board member of Central Florida Behavioral Health Network, a provider-sponsored network recently awarded a $130 million state contract for behavioral health services. In recognition of her contributions to the behavioral health field in the state, she was named a Fellow of the Florida Council for Community Mental Health and Administrator of the Year by the Florida Alcohol and Drug Abuse Association in 2002. She resides in Bradenton. Appointed by the Board of Governors; term ends Jan. 6, 2016.
A third-generation beer wholesaler, Saputo’s business career has been as distinguished as his military service. He has been in the industry for more than 30 years and has served on various community boards, including Sarasota Chamber of Commerce and SunTrust Bank. His company currently serves more than 1,400 businesses in the Sarasota-Manatee area, employs 150 associates, and is involved with numerous local charitable events. Saputo graduated summa cum laude from Boston College with a bachelor’s degree in accounting. He is a resident of Longboat Key. He was reappointed by Governor Rick Scott for a second five-year term beginning on Feb. 6, 2014, and ending on Jan. 6, 2017.
At Harvard University, she held a National Institutes of Health Postdoctoral Fellowship. She teaches inorganic and bioinorganic chemistry, and conducts research with her students on synthetic active site models of metalloenzymes. She served as Chair of the Division of Natural Sciences from 1999-2002 and Faculty Secretary from 2007-2009. She has chaired the Provost's Advisory Committee and the Educational Policy Committee. Currently, she chairs the Faculty Budget Committee and is a member of the Writing Advisory Committee. Dr. Sherman resides with her family in Sarasota. As Chair of the Faculty, she is a statutory member of the Board of Trustees. Her term ends in August 2016.
A longtime resident of Columbus, he served as a member of The Ohio State University Board of Trustees for nine years, from 1992-2001, and chaired the task force to build The Ohio State University’s Schottenstein/Value City Arena and to renovate the University’s football stadium. A man of many interests, he was appointed to numerous other boards, including those of the Columbus Association for the Performing Arts, the Columbus Museum of Art, the Huntington National Bank and Midland Insurance. He has been a member of the board of The Ohio State University Hospital since 1992 and now chairs the board of The Ohio State University Hospital East. Originally appointed by the Board of Governors to complete the term of the late J. Robert Peterson which ended on Jan. 6, 2013, he was appointed to a full term which ends on Jan. 6, 2018.