Welcome AboardJun 13th, 2011 | By admin | Category: Highlights
BY JESSICA COOK
Wesley College’s Board of Trustees recently welcomed four new members. “Each of our new board members has outstanding professional accomplishments and will bring an expertise that further enhances the Wesley Board of Trustees,” said President Bill Johnston. “I am delighted to have them join this esteemed group of leaders and look forward to working with each of them.”
Among the four new members is William E. Bazzelle, a retired DuPont manager with a wealth of international experience. He holds a doctorate in analytical chemistry from Wayne State University. Still a part-time consultant at DuPont, he is a results-oriented leader with more than four decades of management experience. A champion for youth, Bazzelle has been involved in mentoring programs and youth achievement activities, including serving as the chairman of Forum for Advancement of Minorities in Engineering (FAME) since the late ’90s. He currently lives in Bear, Del.
Another addition is former college professor and U.S. Senator from Delaware, Edward E. “Ted” Kaufman, who has been a long-time advocate of education. Although he was born in Philadelphia, Pa., his loyalty and commitment to the state of Delaware are well-documented throughout his career in politics. A graduate of Duke University, he earned his Master of Business Administration from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. After moving to Delaware in 1966 for a job with the DuPont company, he got involved in politics on a volunteer basis and ultimately became Senator Joe Biden’s chief of staff. That role lasted for 19 years before Senator Biden became the vice president and Kaufman filled his senate seat. He and his wife live in Wilmington, Del.
New board member Jane Mattern has been heavily involved with Wesley College for more than 25 years as the unofficial “sports nurse” helping her husband, Dr. Michael Mattern, in his role as team doctor. A registered nurse, Mattern continued her education to specialize in medical management and runs Mattern & Associates as the office manager. She has been very active in local community service as a long-standing member and leader of the Colonial Rotary Club. Other organizations in which she has been involved include the Biggs Museum of American Art, the American Heart Association and Meals on Wheels. Mattern also knows Wesley as a student, having pursued her interest in painting through several art classes on campus. Born in Pittsburgh, Pa., she made Delaware her home more than 30 years ago and currently lives in Camden Wyoming.
The board also welcomes Gregg Moore. As vice president and Dover operations manager for the architecture engineering firm Becker Morgan Group, Inc., Moore has played an active role in his home state. A long-standing member and past leader of the Greater Dover Committee, he was instrumental in creating the Downtown Dover Partnership and serves as president of its board of directors. As part of the advisory committees for both Delaware Technical & Community College and Caesar Rodney School District, he has helped shape educational programs and opportunities throughout Kent County. An excellent student himself, he was valedictorian of his graduating class at Dover High School and currently resides in Dover.