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Three new trustees have been elected to the Reed College board: Candace Galen '78 and Jeffrey Kenner as regular trustees, who will serve five-year renewable terms, and Rachel Dorr '76 as an alumni trustee, who will serve one four-year term.

Candace Galen '78 is an award-winning professor of biological sciences at the University of Missouri in Columbia, Missouri, specializing in alpine plant communities. Galen received her Ph.D. in botany from the University of Texas at Austin in 1983 and taught at Bowling Green State University, the University of Toronto, and the State University of New York at Stony Brook before joining the University of Missouri in 1990. She was program director of the population biology program at the National Science Foundation (NSF) from 1995 to 1996 and is a member of the doctoral dissertation improvement grant panel in ecology for the NSF.

Jeffrey Kenner is president of Kenner & Company, a New York-based private investment firm. Following his graduation from Lehigh University with degrees in industrial engineering and business administration, Kenner served in the U.S. Marine Corps and took part in Harvard Business School's executive education program in financial management. Before forming Kenner & Company in 1986, Kenner served as president of the venture capital affiliate of an investment banking firm and as a management consultant for Price Waterhouse. In addition to his involvement with Reed, Kenner serves on the boards of directors of Behr Process Corporation, BSI Holdings, Williamhouse-Regency, and Pace Industries. Kenner, father of Julie Kenner '98, has been an active member of the Reed parents council.

Rachael Dorr '76 of Cambridge, Massachusetts, will be the new alumni trustee. An attorney for Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, PC, Dorr specializes in urban planning and environmental law. She graduated from Reed with a degree in English. Dorr received a J.D. from Boston University in 1981 and an M.S. in city planning from Harvard University in 1981. She is a past member of the Reed alumni association board and has worked as a volunteer for reunions and for the Boston alumni chapter.