Hobart Alumni Association Leadership
We are the governing body of the Hobart Alumni Association, which includes every person who has attended Hobart and whose class has graduated. The first alumni group, The House of Convocation, was founded at Hobart College in 1848. Today, just as then, the Alumni Association promotes the interests and heritage of Hobart College and strengthens the bonds between the College and its alumni.
If you have any questions, please contact:
Jared Weeden '91, Assistant Vice President for Alumni Relations
Office of Advancement
20 Seneca Street
Geneva, NY 14456
Phone: (315) 781-3700
Fax: (315) 781-3767
Executive Committee Members
Frank Aloise '87, President
Frank Aloise '87 graduated from Hobart with a B.A. in mathematics and a minor in art history. As a student, Frank served as head resident advisor and was instrumental in founding The Cellar, a student run café in the basement of Coxe Hall. He also worked in Career Counseling and as a teaching assistant for the math department.
Having participated in the student phonathon program and having received the Hobart College Service Award when he was a student, it's not surprising that Frank went on to become an active volunteer after leaving Geneva. In addition to his consistent and generous giving history, Frank has been both Social Chair and Giving Chair for class reunions, a class agent, and a member of the admissions and career services volunteer networks. Most recently, Frank has served on the Alumni Council's Executive Committee as a Member-at-Large and as the Annual Fund Delegate.
Frank began his professional career with O'Connor and Associates in Chicago. He later moved to Switzerland with SBC and ultimately found his way to Wall Street. In 1997, Frank entered the field of independent school financial administration and now serves as Chief Financial Officer of Springside Chestnut Hill Academy. He has served as Chair for several organizations including PAISBOA, the Philadelphia Area Independent School Business Officers Association Board, the National Business Officers Association and TIAA-Cref's Direct Client Advisory Council.
Frank lives in Philadelphia with his wife Sarah Strachan Aloise '88, a pediatric nurse practitioner and accomplished eight-time Ironwoman. Frank and Sarah have two daughters who attend Springside Chestnut Hill. When Frank is not working or volunteering, he spends time in the Adirondacks kayaking and hiking, with plans to climb all 46 high peaks with his family.
Richard S. Solomon ’75, P’10, Vice President
Rick Solomon graduated from Hobart in 1975 with a B.S. in psychology. While at Hobart, Rick was involved in WEOS, The Herald, studied abroad in Montreal, and played hockey. After graduation, Rick earned a doctorate in clinical psychology from the University of Rhode Island.
Rick is the Clinical Director/President of Delta Consultants, a multi-disciplinary clinical practice working with children, adolescents and families that he co-founded in 1993. He is a consultant to schools throughout New England and on the west coast; he is an Adjunct Professor of Psychology at the University of Rhode Island and is a Clinical Supervisor in the URI psychology doctoral program. Rick is the co-author of the book, Paternal Deprivation and Child Maltreatment, and presenter at numerous conferences in New England and nationally on his work with child maltreatment, learning disabilities and attention deficit disorder. His professional volunteer activities have included two terms as President of the Rhode Island Chapter for the Prevention of Child Abuse, past editor of the Rhode Island Families Magazine, co-founder and chair of the Rhode Island Parenting Matters Conference and member of the Board of Directors of the Blackstone Valley Emergency Shelter. He is a recipient of the Department of Health and Human Services Commissioner’s Award for his work on behalf of child abuse prevention. Rick is also a recipient of the Outstanding Faculty Award from the University of Rhode Island.
As an alumnus, Rick is a longtime volunteer for Admissions, Career Services, and Reunion. Rick served as chair of the Distinguished Faculty Awards Committee and then the Alumni Association Honors Committee for a number of years and was a member of the Parents Executive Committee. Rick is a strong supporter of the Statesmen Athletic Association. In 2010, the Alumni Association honored Rick with a citation for his years of service and dedication to the Alumni Association and the Colleges. Rick is also the proud parent of Victoria "Torie" Solomon, William Smith graduate, 2010.
Derrick F. Moore '05, Historian
New York, N.Y.
Derrick Moore graduated summa cum laude from Hobart in 2005 with two B.S. degrees in mathematics and physics, and an interdisciplinary minor in public policy. While at Hobart, Derrick was a member of the Hobart tennis team, a resident adviser for Geneva and Rees halls, and president of the mock trial team. Derrick was inducted into the Druid, Chimera, and Orange Key honor societies, inducted into The Phi Beta Kappa society, received the Durfee award, and received honors in public policy.
As an alum, Derrick served for multiple years as the co-chair for the GOLD engagement committee and as the GOLD coordinator for the Tri-State region. Prior to his current role as historian, Derrick served for two and a half years as a Member-at-Large of the Executive Committee. He also continues to be an active Career Services volunteer.
After graduation, Derrick was the mathematics intern at the Colleges for a year and then earned a J.D. from Cornell Law School. Derrick started his professional career at the law firm of White & Case LLP in New York City, working as an associate in the litigation department for five years, focusing his practice on antitrust, bankruptcy, and general commercial matters. Derrick then worked for Analysis Group, Inc., an economics and financial consulting firm, located in Rockefeller Center in the heart of midtown Manhattan. He is a very active pro bono lawyer, assisting clients with immigration, landlord/tenant, entertainment/media, and special education matters.
Derrick lives in New York, N.Y. with his wife, Julia, who works for a large public relations firm.
Jeremy T. Cushman '96, Immediate Past President and Association Trustee
Honeoye Falls, N.Y.
Jeremy Cushman graduated from Hobart in 1996 with a B.S. in biology and biochemistry. While at Hobart, Jeremy was a resident advisor for Jackson Hall and assistant area coordinator for the Quad, was a student athletic trainer, served as a Student Trustee, and was inducted into the Druid Society. After working in emergency medical services after graduation, Jeremy received his M.D. from the University of Maryland, and then stayed there to complete his residency in emergency medicine. He then went on to receive his M.S. in emergency health services from the University of Maryland Baltimore County, and completed a fellowship in emergency medical services at the University of Maryland Medical Center.
Jeremy is an associate professor of emergency medicine and public health sciences at the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry where he practices as a board certified emergency physician. His primary responsibility, however, is as the medical director for Monroe County and the City of Rochester where he oversees the regional emergency medical services system.
Jeremy lives in Honeoye Falls, N.Y. with his wife, William Smith alumna Susan Flanders Cushman, M.S., Ph.D. ‘98 who works at the Colleges as the director of introductory biology laboratories and research scientist for the Finger Lakes Institute. They have two young boys, Riley and Thomas.
Executive Committee Members at Large
Matthew T. Simpson '04
Ludwig P. Gaines '88
Scott W. Holden '84, P'20
James (J.B.) Robinson '96
Chief Class Correspondent
Eric Hall Anderson '59
Statesmen Athletic Association
Matthew Fox '19
Distinguished Faculty Award (joint w/WS):
Elaine Bruno Vukelic '91, Co-Chair
Scott O'Sullivan '91, Co-Chair
Warren Zola '89, P'18
Andreanna Doering '84
Todd Meck '72
Jeffrey N. Levy '74, Chair
Dana Merk '97
Paul Wasmund '07
Jared Weeden '91 (ex-officio)
John E. Norvell '66, P'99, P'02, Chair
Michael A. Orth '74, Chair
Alumni Association Past Presidents
1922-1925 The Rev. George F. Taylor '04
1926-1930 Howard Van R. Palmer '03
1931-1932 The Rev. Guy E. Shipler '06
1932-1935 D. Max Henry '17
1935-1938 Dr. Robert E. Doran '22
1938-1941 Joseph J. Myler '19
1941-1943 Harold C. Bailey '22
1944-1947 William E. Lytle '26
1947-1949 Thomas Brown IV '29
1949-1950 Dr. Robert E. Doran '22
1950-1951 George E. Wasey '33
1951-1952 Sherman F. Babcock '34
1952-1954 Donald W. Goode '38
1954-1956 Dr. Lynn Rumbold '20
1956-1958 Dr. Augustus H. Hillman '25
1958-1960 Ralph E. Springstead '47
1960-1962 Dr. B. Edmond Thomas '30
1962-1964 Donald R. Harter '39
1964-1966 James W. Bampton '32
1966 Ralph H. Engert '27
1967-1969 Myron V. Jacobs '37
1969-1971 Richard W. Morris Jr. '47
1972-1973 Roy Dexheimer Jr. '55
1973-1975 Walter V. Ferris '52
1975-1977 Thomas K. Hadlock '64
1977-1979 Robert C. Coleman '50
1979-1980 David E. Jeffery '52
1980-1982 William A. Mogel '63
1982-1984 Dr. Kenneth H. Spitzer '55
1984-1986 R. M. Peter Harter '68
1986-1988 Stephen C. Johansen '64
1988-1990 Mitchell N. Schear '80
1990-1991 Robert S. V. Platten '68
1991-1992 Robert E. Kandel '65
1992-1993 Roland J. Misarti '71
1993-1994 Paul F. Colarulli '72
1994-1996 Leslie J. Stark '59
1996-1997 Louis R. Pettinelli III '85
1997-1998 Timothy J. Shea II '84
1998-1999 Michael A. Acquilano '90
1999-2000 Arthur R. Medici '71
2000-2002 Dr. Richard L. Wasserman '70
2002-2004 Stephen L. Cohen '67
2004-2006 Charles A. Ramsay '92
2006-2008 Joseph C. Tully '88
2008-2010 Robert H. Gilman '70
2010-2012 Edward R. Cooper '86
2012-2014 James Robinson '96