WOOSTER, Ohio – The College of Wooster’s board of trustees has elected Donald R. Frederico as its next chair, and Marianne Sprague as vice-chair. The election took place on June 1, during the board’s most recent meeting on campus.
Frederico, a Wooster alumnus, is a partner at Pierce Atwood LLP in Boston, where he leads the law firm’s class action defense practice. A senior trial attorney with more than three decades of courtroom experience, he has represented clients in a diverse range of industries, from financial services and pharmaceuticals to automotive and high technology. Frederico earned his bachelor’s degree in English from Wooster, and a law degree from Cornell University. He has been a member of Wooster’s board since 2007.
Sprague is active in business, educational, and philanthropic affairs, and currently serves on the boards of the Cate School in Carpenteria, Cal., Cyprus Partners in Los Angeles, Cal., and the Garden Club of America in New York, N.Y., as well as at The College of Wooster, where she has been a trustee since 2006. She earned a bachelor’s degree from the University of California, Los Angeles, and a master’s degree in special education from California State University, Los Angeles.
The College of Wooster is America’s premier college for mentored undergraduate research. By working one-on-one with a faculty adviser to conceive, organize, and complete an original research project, written work, performance or art exhibit, every Wooster student develops independent judgment, analytical ability, creativity, project-management and time-management skills, and strong written and oral communication skills. Founded in 1866, the college enrolls approximately 2,000 students.