Capital Community College’s Foundation and Advisory Council chose a new Chairperson and elected four new directors to the board at its annual meeting in October.
David S. Seder, Director, Ceded Insurance at Travelers, is Chair for a new term succeeding alumni leader Sophia Gray, an analyst at Hartford Life. Seder earned an M.A. in Public Policy from Trinity College (2004). He holds a BA from the University of Connecticut in political science and an associate degree in Criminal Justice from Manchester Community College. He is currently pursuing an LL.M in Insurance Law at the University of Connecticut Law School.
In accepting the Chair position, Seder thanked the board saying “the community college system is important to our society. I got my first degree from a community college and, frankly, it is the one I am most proud of. I look forward to working with each and every one of you.” A U.S. Army veteran, Seder has served as Events Chair of Travelers Military Diversity Leadership and volunteered for Junior Achievement, the United Way’s Day of Caring and on the Travelers Tutorial Program. At Capital’s Foundation, Seder has served on the Scholarship Committee. He was elected to the board in 2011.
Thomas M. Wood, a CPA and audit manager at Whittlesey & Hadley, was re-elected Treasurer. He was elected to the Foundation two years ago.
New directors elected to a three-year term include:
Wilson Faude, a Project Historian at Hartford History Center, City of Hartford archivist, author and the former executive director of the Old State House;
Brian Van Linda, MD, a gastroenterologist affiliated with Saint Francis Hospital, Dr. Van Linda is a founding partner of Prime Healthcare PC of Avon;
Mayra I. Lozada, a 2010 alumna and executive assistant at Hartford Public Schools who ,with Hartford’s Latino Firefighters, established the Julio Lozada Scholarship in 2012 in memory of her brother;
Greg Secord, director of development at Mutual Housing Association of Greater Hartford.
Brennden Colbert, a student representative and President of the College’s Rotaract Club.
The Foundation also acknowledged the service of directors ending their terms. Recognized with Director Emeriti status were Sophia Gray, Ed Jeter, Edgar Johnson and Dr. Herb Silver. Foundation directors are eligible to serve three, three-year terms.
The College’s nonprofit Foundation, founded in 1985, raises funds for scholarships, programs and endowments and advises the President on educational needs among businesses and communities which Capital serves.