July 25, 2006
Contact: Anna Farneski
ANITA V. SPIVEY, Esq., JOINS UMDNJ BOARD
- Trustees Also Reorganize Committees for Efficiency, Effectiveness -
NEW BRUNSWICK – The Board of Trustees of the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey today welcomed a new member. Anita V. Spivey, Esq., of Denville, was sworn in at today’s monthly meeting.
Spivey is the latest nominee to the board appointed by Gov. Jon S. Corzine.
“We are pleased to welcome yet another accomplished individual to our board, someone who is willing to share her talents and expertise with the board as we ensure that the University continues to move forward and fulfill its missions,” said Board Chairman Robert Del Tufo. “We also thank the Governor, whose focus on excellence for the University and the highest standards of integrity and professionalism, has been evident in each of his nominations.”
Spivey is an attorney with experience in corporate finance, securities law, environmental and energy matters, as well as public affairs counseling. She has served as in-house counsel for Allied-Signal Inc., in Morristown; General Motors Corporation in Detroit; and Union Texas Petroleum Corporation in Houston.
Chair of the Brown University Emeriti Executive Committee, Spivey is also chair of the Pembroke Center Associates Council; vice chair of Brown University’s Campaign for Academic Enrichment; and trustee of the E. J. Grassmann Trust, an organization offering grants for educational institutions, hospitals, environmental groups and social service organizations.
She has served on the board of directors of Brown University, the Morris Museum, New Jersey SEEDS, the Newark Literacy Campaign, and the Peck School. Spivey received an A.B. degree in political science from Brown University and a J.D. degree from Georgetown University Law Center.
“I welcome the opportunity to serve our State and to assist the University in renewing its commitment to excellence,” Spivey said.
In other business, the Board of Trustees reorganized board committees to maximize efficiency and effectiveness. The committees now include the following: Governance and Ethics; Finance, Investment and Administrative; Audit; University Affairs/Research; Joint Conference and Planning; Affirmative Action; Compensation and Legal.
In addition, the trustees voted to amend Article 1 of the bylaws, which gives the board authority to appoint standing committees to maximize efficient management of University business. The board would have the power to establish and abolish such advisory committees or bodies, as needed.
UMDNJ is the nation’s largest free-standing public health sciences university with more than 5,500 students attending the state's three medical schools, its only dental school, a graduate school of biomedical sciences, a school of health related professions, a school of nursing and a school of public health on five campuses. Annually, there are more than two million patient visits at UMDNJ facilities and faculty at campuses in Newark, New Brunswick/Piscataway, Scotch Plains, Camden and Stratford. UMDNJ operates University Hospital, a Level I Trauma Center in Newark, and University Behavioral HealthCare, a mental health and addiction services network.