Lawrence D. Stone Elevated to Chair of Board of Governors

(SEATTLE, Washington) June 9, 2011—After serving as chair of the Antioch University Board of Governors for six years, Art Zucker passed the gavel to Lawrence Stone at the annual board meeting held at the Seattle campus of Antioch University recently.

“Art Zucker has done a phenomenal job of successfully guiding Antioch University through a period of remarkable change,” said Chancellor Toni Murdock. “Now we look forward to consolidating those gains with Larry Stone’s leadership on the board.”

Stone previously served as vice-chair and board treasurer. “I’ve known and worked with Larry for many years on the board and have the utmost confidence in his ability to carry us forward,” Zucker said.

Larry Stone graduated from Antioch College in 1964 with a B.S. and received a Ph.D. in mathematics from Purdue University. He is chief scientist for Metron, a scientific consulting firm with offices in Reston, Virginia, and San Diego, California.

Stone has published numerous papers on search theory, taught the subject at the Naval Postgraduate School and has participated in many search operations. In 1986, he produced the probability maps used by the Columbus America Discovery Group to locate the S.S. Central America, which sank in 1857, taking millions of dollars of gold coins and bars to the ocean bottom one and one-half miles below.

He is one of the developers of the U.S. Coast Guard’s Search and Rescue Optimal Planning System, which went into operation in March 2007. Most recently, he headed the Metron analysis team that guided the successful search for the underwater wreckage of Air France Flight 447.

“It’s an honor to succeed Art Zucker who has done a tremendous job as the Board of Governors’ chair,” said Stone. “I intend to continue the process he began of melding Antioch’s five universities into one university with five campuses. I’ll work with the board and Chancellor Murdock to keep tuition costs down so that Antioch University can continue to provide a high-quality, individualized education to its students at a price they can afford.”

The Antioch University Board of Governors sets policy and strategic direction for the nonprofit, accredited university with five campuses: New England, Midwest, Los Angeles, Santa Barbara, and Seattle. Antioch University also offers a system-wide Ph.D. in Leadership and Change and Antioch Education Abroad.

“There is no question that Art has had an indelible impact on Antioch,” said Murdock. “His creative leadership has shown us all how to deal positively with change. Art Zucker personifies the values we hold dear at Antioch.” Zucker will continue to serve on the Board of Governors as its vice-chair.

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