Felice Schulaner, a New College of Florida graduate and retired human resources executive, was elected to serve as chair for New College’s board of trustees.
"When I graduated from New College, I never imagined I would have the honor of serving as board chair,” Schulaner said in a statement. “New College changed my life and I am looking forward to ensuring current and future students have the opportunity to experience the extraordinary educational experience I enjoyed."
In addition to her role on the New College Board of Trustees, she is a board member of Planned Parenthood of Southwest and Central Florida, a director of the New College Foundation and a member of the boards of Visible Men Academy and the Community Foundation of Sarasota County.
From March 2011 until May 2015, Schulaner served as executive director of the Coach Foundation, whose mission areas are women’s empowerment and education for underserved populations, according to officials.
Schulaner graduated from New College with a bachelor of arts in economics. She was reappointed by the Board of Governors of the Florida State University System to a second term ending on January 6, 2020.
William Johnston will serve as vice-chair.
Johnston, who lives in Bradenton, is highly regarded throughout financial circles. He served from 1996 to 2001 as the president and chief operating officer of the New York Stock Exchange, followed by two years of consulting with the Exchange. He has a long and distinguished record on Wall Street, with Johnston & Lunger, Mitchum Jones & Templeton, Agora Securities, and LaBranche & Co. He is a graduate of Washington and Lee University, where he has remained active and is an emeritus trustee.
Johnston previously served as chair of the New College Board of Trustees, from 2012 to 2014. He was re-appointed by the Board of Governors to a second term ending on January 6, 2020.