Excelsior College Welcomes New Trustees

In January, three new members joined the Board of Trustees: David Baime, Jeanne Meister, and Clar Rosso.

David Baime is the senior vice president for government relations and policy analysis for the American Association of Community Colleges. He directs the national advocacy efforts for the nation’s close to 1,200 community colleges and their students. He has made many radio, television, and web appearances, including on CNN, MSNBC, C-SPAN, and National Public Radio. He is frequently quoted in The Chronicle of Higher Education, Inside Higher Ed, and other publications covering higher education. Baime earned a bachelor’s degree from Haverford College and a master’s degree in economics from the London School of Economics.

Jeanne Meister is a founding partner of Future Workplace and is a best-selling author. Meister’s most recent work is “The Future Workplace: 10 Rules for Mastering Disruption in Recruiting and Engaging Employees.” Meister’s books have been translated into Spanish, Portuguese, Chinese, and Estonian. She has written more than 100 articles on the future of learning, the future of work, and the impact of artificial intelligence in the workplace. She has appeared in CIO, CNBC Power Lunch, CBS, CNN, Fast Company, Fox Business, Harvard Business Review, NPR, SHRM Magazine, Market Watch, Time magazine, The Globe and Mail, and WPIX, New York. She is a graduate of the University of Connecticut and Boston University.

Clar Rosso is executive vice president of engagement and learning innovation for the Association of International Certified Professional Accountants. She leads the development and execution of strategy to support global competency development and lifelong learning for the finance and accounting profession. Prior to joining AICPA, Rosso worked as COO of the California Society of CPAs (CalCPA) and the CalCPA Education Foundation, where she drove membership growth of more than 30 percent. She earned a bachelor’s degree in rhetoric and communications from the University of California, Davis and a master’s degree in special education from San Francisco State University.