Yesterday I had my final conference call of the fiscal year with Wesleyan’s Board of Trustees. This devoted group of alumni and parents help steer the university for the long haul, and they find time in their busy schedules to provide support, critique and financial assistance for key Wes priorities. I am so grateful for their efforts.
The Board of Trustees is led by Joshua Boger ’73, P’06, P’09. A philosophy-chemistry major here as an undergraduate, Joshua has had an extraordinary career as a scientist, entrepreneur, philanthropist and citizen. Recently he was recognized for his work in biotechology and chemistry. He received the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Boston Biotech CEO Conference. Shortly after this honor, a large international gathering in Washington D.C. presented him with the Biotechnology Heritage Award, jointly given by BIO and the Chemical Heritage Foundation (non-profit keepers of the history of chemistry, located in Philadelphia). This means that Joshua is a member of a very small and distinguished group known as the Biotechnology Hall of Fame.