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Bentley Names Presidential Search Committee Co-Chairs

June 21, 2005

Waltham -- The Bentley College Steering Committee has named Mark B. Skaletsky '70 and Cynthia M. Deysher '87 to co-chair the presidential search committee for the institution. Skaletsky and Deysher will lead the search team and develop the profile for the new president of Bentley based on the current strategic plan. An executive search firm will be retained to assist in the process.

Skaletsky, who joined the Bentley Board of Trustees in 1998, has served as Chairman, President and CEO of Trine Pharmaceuticals (formerly Essential Therapeutics) since 2001. Trine is a privately held drug development company that develops and commercializes pharmaceutical products in the areas of renal, gastrointestinal and metabolic diseases. Skaletsky has 30 years of experience in the biotech/pharmaceuticals industry. Prior to that he was Chief executive Officer of Geltex Pharmaceuticals which was purchased by Genzyme in December 2000. He is a member of the Board of Directors of the Biotechnology Industry Organization.

"This is an exciting time for the Bentley community," said Mr. Skaletsky. "I am thrilled to be working with members of the Bentley search team to hire a quality leader for the institution, one who will take Bentley to the next level of success."

Deysher joined the Bentley Board in 2000 and currently serves as President of Deysher Advisory Services, investing in and consulting to start-up companies. Deysher serves on several boards including Empirix, a private venture-funded company located in Bedford, Mass. and the Middlesex School in Concord, Mass. She is a member of the President's Council for the University of Rhode Island, co-chair of the Council of Parishes, and chair of the Parish Council of St. Anselm Church in Sudbury.

"I am looking forward to helping Bentley select the individual who will lead this institution into the future, building on the strong reputation that Bentley has already earned as one of the premier business universities in the country," said Ms. Deysher.

On May 23 Bentley announced the newly formed Office of the Chairman to lead the institution during the search process for a new president, comprised of the Chair of the Board, J. Terence Carleton '77, the officers of the college, and the President's Assistant for Equal Opportunity. They will manage the day to day operations of the institution throughout the transition period.

On May 13, Bentley announced that Dr. Joseph G. Morone, president since 1997, will leave to become president and CEO of Albany International Corp., a billion dollar publicly traded company. He will continue to work closely with Bentley as a consultant through his departure this summer.


BENTLEY UNIVERSITY is one of the nation’s leading business schools, dedicated to preparing a new kind of business leader – one with the deep technical skills, broad global perspective, and high ethical standards required to make a difference in an ever-changing world. Our rich, diverse arts and sciences program, combined with an advanced business curriculum, prepares informed professionals who make an impact in their chosen fields. Located on a classic New England campus minutes from Boston, Bentley is a dynamic community of leaders, scholars and creative thinkers. The Graduate School emphasizes the impact of technology on business practice, in offerings that include MBA and Master of Science programs, PhD programs in accountancy and in business, and customized executive education programs. The university enrolls approximately 4,100 full-time undergraduate, 140 adult part-time undergraduate, 1,430 graduate, and 43 doctoral students. Bentley is accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges; AACSB International – The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business; and the European Quality Improvement System, which benchmarks quality in management and business education. For more information, please visit

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