Betsy Lake Morgan Named Colby College Trustee

WATERVILLE, ME (11/18/2009)(readMedia)-- Betsy Lake Morgan of Manhattan has been named a trustee of Colby College in Waterville, Maine. Morgan, a senior media executive who was most recently CEO of The Huffington Post, is a 1990 graduate of Colby.

Colby's Board of Trustees is the principal governing body of the college, with responsibility for policy oversight of Colby's academic and administrative programs. It is currently composed of 37 men and women from around the United States and two foreign countries and includes alumni, parents of current and former Colby students, and other friends of the college. Morgan serves on the board's audit, budget and finance, communications, and educational policy committees.

Other new trustees include:

Edward A. Snyder '75, dean and George Pratt Shultz Professor of Economics at the University of Chicago Booth School of Business.

Robert R. Hoopes Jr. '89, president of VOX Global Mandate, a bipartisan public affairs firm located in Washington, D.C.

Harry Krensky '85, a principal and founding partner of Atlas Capital Management and Atlas Private Equity, in White Plains, N.Y.

Dilan V.K. Siritunga '92, managing director of Atticus Capital, a leading private investment management firm.

"These individuals bring to the board a wealth of experience in business, public affairs, and the media -- and an understanding of higher education," said Robert E. Diamond Jr. '73, chair of the Board of Trustees and president of Barclays Bank PLC. "As Colby is increasingly well-known for its international programs and outreach, for its students' interest in public affairs and civic engagement, and for placing students in top graduate schools and businesses, these trustees provide practical knowledge to the board and the administration and are role models for Colby students seeking opportunities to make their mark professionally."

In addition to her roles at The Huffington Post, Morgan was a senior vice president and general manager of, the CBS Television Network's 24-hour news service. During her tenure at CBS, she was also in charge of business development and new television ventures. She has also worked for News Corporation's American Sky Broadcasting and in investment banking. She is on the board of the New York Women in Communications Foundation. She has served as co-chair of the 2008 and 2009 MIRROR Awards, presented by the Newhouse School of Public Communications, is an executive council member for Internet Week NY, and is a member of the World Economic Forum's Global Agenda Council on The Future of Media.

Morgan began her four-year term on Colby's board this fall.

Founded in 1813, Colby College is the 12th-oldest independent liberal arts college in the nation. Colby provides a rigorous academic program that fosters transformational relationships between students and faculty. Graduates emerge as committed leaders ready to make an impact on their world. The college enrolls 1,850 students.

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