Byron R. Szold '56, Roberta Scheff Maneker '57, and Harry R. Stang '59 have joined the Oberlin College Board of Trustees. Szold and Maneker's terms run through January 1, 2000, Stang through January 1, 2003. In addition, trustee Amy J. Gittler '72 has been reelected to a six-year term.
Myron Szold is senior advisor to Talon Asset Management, and was, through 1994, a member of the board and CEO of Harris Associates, L.P. He is a trustee of Beloit College and a member of the Governing Board of The Orchestral Association. He was a member of his class's 35th Reunion Gift Committee and has been a nontrustee member of the board's Investment Committee since 1994. Szold is married to sculptor Sara Fridman Szold; they live in Chicago and have four children. Szold is filling the unexpired term of retiree Herbert W. Kaatz '58.
A partner of the international law firm Bryan Cave LLP, Harry R. Stang is member of the firm's Executive Committee and national leader of its Labor and Employment Client Service Group. He has served the American Bar Association and the Labor Lawyers' Advisory Committee in numerous capacities, and he has lectured nationally and published several articles on labor-management matters. A strong supporter of the Los Angeles Music Center, Mr. Stang is also a member of the College's John Frederick Oberlin Society. He and his wife, artist Marta Chaffee Stang, live in Pacific Palisades. They have two daughters, Aandrea '90 and Alana.
A partner with the law firm Brown & Bain, Amy Gittler specializes in employment law. She joined the board in 1991, and has chaired its Legal Affairs and Enrollment committees. Gittler served as vice chair of board in 1993, and has been a member of the Executive Committee since then. She lives in Arizona with her husband, Michael Sillyman, and their two children.
Roberta Scheff Maneker, currently a self-employed writer, has worked at a variety of writing, management, and editing jobs, including seven years as senior vice-president of marketing and corporate communications at Christie's. She is a board member of the Larchmont, New York, PTA and of the Mamaroneck, New York, Center for Continuing Education, and is also involved in Women in Communications and the Appraisers Association of America. Maneker's involvement with Oberlin is extensive and long-standing; she has been a member of her class's 40th Reunion Gift Committee, Alumni Association president, president of the Oberlin Club of New York, chair of the Alumni Trustee Search Committee, a member of the Presidential Search Committee, and a member of the Alumni Magazine Committee. She is married to retired attorney Morton M. Maneker, has two children, and lives in New York City. She is filling the unexpired term created by the retirement of Victor J. Stone '42.