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CC Names Five New Trustees

Colorado College has named five new members to its Board of Trustees. The new members are Amy Shackelford Louis, Kishen Mangat, Liza Malott Pohle and Martha Wolday, all alumni, and student trustee Mayss Al Alami, a rising senior.

The new members, who were appointed to the board at the trustees' June 18 meeting in Colorado Springs, are:

Amy Shackelford Louis '84, Hinsdale, Illinois
Louis graduated magna cum laude with a bachelor of arts degree in economics from Colorado College and earned a master of management degree, with distinction, from Northwestern University's J.L. Kellogg School of Management. Louis, who is a management consultant, was a founding principal of Stamos Associates, Inc., which focused on creating integrated healthcare delivery systems. She also was a consultant for McKinsey and Company, also focused on integrated healthcare delivery. Louis serves on the boards of King-Bruwaert House, a continuing care retirement community in Burr Ridge, Ill.; the Avery Coonley School in Downers Grove, Ill.; and the Morton Arboretum in Lisle, Ill. Previously, she served on the DuPage Children's Museum board and the Hillsdale Village Caucus. She joined Kappa Alpha Theta sorority as a student at Colorado College, where she also was accepted into Pi Gamma Mu international honor society.

Kishen Mangat '96, Boulder, Colorado
Mangat earned a bachelor of arts in economics with honors from Colorado College. He is the senior director and general manager at Cisco Systems, Inc., leading the policy management business in the service provider mobility segment. Before joining Cisco in 2003, Mangat co-founded BroadHop, a technology pioneer in the service provider networking industry. He led the company's sales, product management and global expansion to 70 telecom operators in 30 countries, before BroadHop was acquired by Cisco in 2013. From 2001-03, Mangat was president and managing director of Application Media, a mobile application developer with Fortune 500 customers that included Disney, Starwood Hotels, Sprint, Cisco Systems and Microsoft. In 1998, Mangat co-founded HotelNet, the first online media platform for hotels, reaching more than 150,000 hotel rooms. HotelNet was acquired in 2001 by CAIS Internet. Mangat is the immediate past chair of the Ritt Kellogg Memorial Fund, which helps Colorado College students in their pursuits of wilderness expeditions and education. In 2014, he was among "40 under 40" award recipients, chosen by the Denver Business Journal, which annually honors 40 Colorado business and community leaders under age 40.

Liza Malott Pohle '85, New Canaan, Connecticut
Pohle, who earned a bachelor of arts in American history and political science at Colorado College, is the director of the Malott Family Foundation, which supports public education reform in Chicago. Pohle also serves as a trustee of Scripps College in Claremont, Calif. She previously worked at the American Enterprise Institute on the Constitutional Studies Project in Washington, D.C. She also served as a program officer in the U.S. Information Agency's U.S.-Soviet Exchange Initiative, where she focused on managing education exchange programs between the two countries. In 1987, she received the Director's Award of Achievement from the agency. Pohle also has worked in fundraising and event management for non-profit organizations and the Illinois Republican Party. She was accepted into Pi Gamma Mu international honor society while at CC.

Martha Wolday '14, Los Angeles, California
Wolday, who earned a bachelor of arts in economics from Colorado College, is a management consultant at Booz Allen Hamilton, Inc. While she was a student, Martha was co-chair of the Black Student Union, a member of the Colorado College Student Government Association, and a member of the President's Office Strategic Planning Committee. She also served as the Worner Campus Center student manager and as an admission fellow, hosting prospective students for the college. While an undergraduate, she worked in the college's athletics marketing office and was inducted into Blue Key Honor Society, which recognizes students who demonstrate all-around excellence in scholarship, leadership and service.

Mayss Al Alami '17, Palestine
Al Alami is an international student from Palestine, who also has lived in Jordan and Dubai. She is an economics major at Colorado College, and studied abroad at the University of Oxford in spring 2016. Al Alami's service at the college is prolific. She is a member of the Honor Council and an international student orientation mentor. She served for two years on the Colorado College Student Government Association, first as a student representative and most recently as vice president for student concerns. Al Alami also has served on the college's Student Conduct Committee, President's Council, Economics Students Advisory board, and as an executive officer for Students for Justice in Palestine. She has been a member of CC's pre-law society, the climbing association, and women's track and field.

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