Alumni board notice of nominations for 2005-2006
In accordance with the constitution of the Reed College alumni association, and following a call
for nominations to all alumni in the May 2004 Reed magazine, the nominating committee of the alumni
association hereby gives notice of the following nominations to the alumni board. All terms begin July
president (one-year term)
David Perry ’73 Psychology
Chicago, Illinois. M.B.A., Northwestern University, 1986. Occupation: real estate appraiser. Reed-related
activities: admission volunteer since 1986, Chicago chapter chair 2000–01, alumni board member
since 2001, currently serving as vice president.
vice president (one-year term)
Shouka Rezvani ’90 Biology
Portland, Oregon. J.D., Willamette University, 1994. Occupation: partner, estate planning, and estate
administration, Tonkon Torp LLP. Reed-related activities: alumni board member since 2002, currently
serving as secretary.
secretary (one-year term)
Konrad Alt ’81 Political Science
San Francisco, California. Master of Public Policy, J.D., Harvard University, both in 1987.
Occupation: managing director of the Promontory Financial Group, based in San Francisco. Reed-related
service on the alumni board since 2003, member of Reed’s National Advisory Council.
at-large members (three-year term)
Keith Allen ’83 Biology
Ph.D., University of Colorado at Boulder, in 1991. Occupation: senior research scientist for Icoria,
doing computational systems biology.
Richard Engeman ’69 American Studies
M.L.S, University of Oregon, 1971; M.A. history, University of Washington, 1995. Occupation:
public historian for the Oregon Historical Society. Richard has been an archivist and special collections
He is a member of the Portland Landmarks Commission.
Carol Hasson ’49 Political Science
Carol is retired from the Hughes Aircraft Company, where she was a systems engineer and did real-time
software programming. Currently she has become interested in the work of her longtime companion, Sam
Vodopia, on Caltech’s Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SURF) Program.
Johannah Raney Ladd ’95 English
J.D., Harvard Law School, 2000. Occupation: reporter for Dow Jones Newswires in London. Johannah
also practiced law as an associate with the law firm of Hill and Barlow in Boston before moving with
family to England and becoming a journalist.
Laura Ross ’98 Psychology
Occupation: working in cognitive neuroscience research, primarily on brain imaging and pharmacological
studies of schizophrenia. She has also worked on various projects at Oregon Public Broadcasting and
Northwest Documentary Arts and Media. Reed-related activities: currently working on MALS degree at
Reed, conducting interviews for the Reed Oral History project, and will be serving as co-chair of the
Portland chapter this year.
John Bergholz ’86 International Studies
Occupation: John is currently the director of development and commerce at DePaul University in Chicago.
John has stayed in touch with both Reed staff and Reedies over the years, and serves as co-chair of
the Chicago chapter steering committee.
Rachael M. Dorr ’76 English
M.S., city and regional planning, Harvard University, 1981; J.D., Boston University, 1981. Occupation:
practices real estate law with a focus on land use and environmental law. She is Of Counsel with the
Boston law firm of Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky & Popeo but spends most of her time doing
pro-bono work in support of housing for brain-injury survivors. Reed-related activities: alumni board
as alumni trustee from 1999 to 2003. Two of her three children are currently attending Reed.
Karen Belsey ‘85 Psychology
Occupation: program coordinator with the City of Portland’s Bureau of Housing and Community
Development, specializing in economic development and youth workforce development. Currently she serves
on the board of the Garden Laboratory Charter School and Do Jump Movement Theatre.
alumni trustee (four-year term)
Linda Hammill Matthews ’67 General Literature
B.A. English, 1968; M.A. English, Tufts University, 1971. Occupation: previously a college teacher
of English and proprietor of a small independent bookstore, she joined her husband in launching Chicago
Review Press in the early 1970s and has been publisher since 1998. Reed-related activities: alumni
board, 1999-2001; admission volunteer since 1995; National Advisory Council since 1993; active with
her class reunion committee. Linda also helps alumni relations and development with events in the Chicago
area, and watched her son graduate from Reed in May 2004.
In all offices for which there is only one nominee on February 14, 2005, the nominee shall
be considered elected as of that date, except that the board of trustees must approve the alumni
Additional nominations for each vacant position may be submitted by petition from the membership.
Said petitions must contain the name and a brief biographical sketch of the nominee, the office
to be filled, and the signatures of 50 or more members of the association. Petitions must be
received in the alumni office on or before February 14, 2005.