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St. Joseph’s College Welcomes Three New Trustees

The members of the St. Joseph’s College Board of Trustees voted on October 26 to add Matthew J. Barbis ’94; Peter M. Boger; and S. Helen M. Kearney ’67, C.S.J., Ph.D. to their ranks.

Mr. Barbis, a graduate of St. Joseph’s Long Island Campus, is president of Matthew Barbis and Co., a financial consulting and retirement investment firm affiliated with Royal Alliance Associates Inc. In 2005, he created The Rose Brucia Foundation in response to the kidnapping and murder of his 11-year-old cousin in Sarasota, Fla. The goal of the Foundation is to foster child safety by providing elementary school students with the necessary knowledge and skills to avoid abduction.

Mr. Boger has more than 34 years of financial experience in the banking industry. He has been president and chief operating officer of Ridgewood Savings Bank since January 2010, and will assume the role of chairman, president and chief executive officer in January 2012. Mr. Boger serves on the board of Helen Keller Services for the Blind, The Real Estate Institute at Stony Brook University and the Greater New York Chapter of the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation.

S. Helen Kearney is currently president of the Sisters of St. Joseph of Brentwood. Prior to her election in April 2011, she had served for many years as a faculty member in the SJC Department of Child Study, and had been director of the Brooklyn Campus’ Dillon Child Study Center from 1980-2005. A graduate of the Brooklyn Campus, S. Helen is also a certified psychologist, and holds a Ph.D. from New York University.

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