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University of Baltimore Foundation Names Six New Members and New Chair

June 28, 2011
Contact: University Relations
Phone: 410.837.5739

Six new members and a new chair have been elected to the board of the University of Baltimore Foundation.

Michael Curry, B.S. '77, principal of Business Contingency Services at The Vanguard Group, was elected chair of the organization, which provides financial support to the University of Baltimore in advancing the mission of the institution. The foundation is a 501(c)3 and uses its resources to support various programs throughout the University, including scholarship initiatives, student and faculty support, capital improvements and academic programming.

The six new board members, each of whom were elected to serve their first three-year term beginning July 1, 2011, are:

  • Dorine C. Andrews, D.C.D. '01, Peace Corps chief information officer. Andrews is responsible for the Peace Corps global technology network and systems that support the operations of more than 75 posts, the organization's headquarters and nine regional recruitment offices. Andrews previously served on the University of Baltimore Foundation Board of Directors from 2001-2005.
  • Barry M. Chasen, J.D. '80, founding partner at ChasenBoscolo. Chasen is recognized as an expert in workers' compensation and personal injury, and regularly lectures on workers' compensation law for numerous professional associations. He has served as president of the Maryland Workers' Compensation Educational Foundation, as well as chairman of the Section Council of the Maryland State Bar Association's Section on Negligence, Workers' Compensation and Insurance.  Chasen has also served on the University of Baltimore School of Law Advisory Council. Chasen, a former Army officer, earned the Bronze Star while serving in Vietnam. 
  • G. Lawrence Franklin, B.S. '80, deputy secretary for Administration for the State of Maryland Department of Public Safety and Correctional Services. Franklin oversees all administrative divisions of the department including Finance, Information Technology, Human Resources, Procurement, Labor Management and Internal Audit Management. His oversight also extends to the Criminal Injuries Compensation Board and the 911 Emergency Numbers System Board.
  • Donald C. Fry, J.D. '80, president and CEO of the Greater Baltimore Committee. Prior to being named GBC president and CEO, Fry served as the GBC's executive vice president and general counsel. He has served multiple Baltimore mayoral administrations in a leadership capacity, such as his co-chair of transportation transition teams, the Blue Ribbon Committee on Property Tax Reform, and co-chair of the Mayor's Transportation Investment Commission. Fry was appointed by Gov. Martin O'Malley as a member of the Maryland Port Commission and appointed by the governor to lead the Video Lottery Facilities Location Commission.
  • George J. Nemphos, J.D. '94, chair of Duane Morris's Corporate Practice Group and the managing partner of the firm's Baltimore office. Nemphos, who practices in the areas of corporate and securities law, represents clients in mergers and acquisitions transactions as well as securities law, compliance and general corporate matters. He was named one of the "40 Under 40" business leaders in Baltimore by the Baltimore Business Journal in 2001. In 2008, Institutional Investor named Nemphos one of the "10 Rising Stars of Private Equity and M&A Law," and he has been listed in the 2010 and 2011 editions of Best Lawyers in America.
  • Joan M. Worthington, B.S. '84, M.B.A. '91, has an appointment at the Securities and Exchange Commission as a Fellow focusing on technology initiatives.  Worthington's experience includes programming, database management, project management, chief technology positions and technology consulting. She is also serving as chair of the Merrick School of Business's Information Systems & Technology Management Advisory Board.


The University of Baltimore is a member of the University System of Maryland and comprises the School of Law, the Yale Gordon College of Arts and Sciences, the College of Public Affairs and the Merrick School of Business.