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David and Wulsin Elected Berea College Trustees

Dr. Chella S. David, an Immunologist and professor at the Mayo Clinic College of Medicine, and Drausin F. Wulsin, an Environmentalist and zoo official of Cincinnati, Ohio, were elected to the Berea College Board of Trustees at the Board’s recent spring meeting.

Dr. Chella S. David and Drausin F. Wulsin

Each will serve a six-year term beginning immediately.

David is the Alice Sheets Marriott professor in the department of Immunology at the Mayo Clinic College of Medicine in Rochester, Minnesota He also directs Mayo’s largest research laboratory, which focuses on Immunogenetics, the relationship between genetics and specific diseases. David’s research has been instrumental in discoveries that have changed the thinking about the immune system and its effect on autoimmune diseases such as rheumatoid arthritis and lupus, which occur when the body’s immune system malfunctions. In 2001, David was named a master of the American College of Rheumatology (ACR). Originally from India, David earned his bachelor’s degree in Biology from Berea College and holds a M.S. degree in Animal Genetics from the University of Kentucky and a Ph.D. in Immunogenetics from Iowa State University.

Wulsin has been director of major gifts for the Cincinnati Zoo and Botanical Garden since 2002. He has also served for 13 years as president of Red Stone Farm, Inc. in Pike County, Ohio, one of the first farms in the state to develop a New Zealand-style, grass-based seasonal dairy, and the first in southern Ohio to develop a 400-acre government-certified “wetlands mitigation bank.” Wulsin previously managed grain sales for Consolidated Grain and Barge Co. of Hennepin, Illinois. In the Cincinnati area, Wulsin serves on the boards of several organizations, including the Cincinnati Nature Center, Green Acres Foundation, and Tri-State Environmental Resource Center. He holds a bachelor’s degree in English from Amherst College and a M.S. in agricultural economics from Ohio State University, and has pursued additional studies at the Center for Holistic Management in Albuquerque, New Mexico, and The Center on Philanthropy at Indiana University.

Also at the May meeting, five Berea trustees retired from the college’s Board. James T. Bartlett of Cleveland, Ohio, served for 18 years, beginning in 1987, and was Vice-Chair of the Board during 2004-05. Fred L. Dupree Jr. of Lexington, a member of the Navy V-12 unit stationed at Berea in 1944-45, served from 1992-98 as an alumni trustee and again from 1999 to the present. R. Elton White of Sarasota, Florida, a 1965 Berea graduate and a 1995 Distinguished Alumnus, served on Berea’s board for 18 years and as Board Chair from 1997-2002. Thomas H. Oliver of Dataw Island, South Carolina, served for 32 years and was the longest-serving trustee currently on Berea’s board.

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