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Board of Trustees elects new chair

April 15, 2022

Effective July 1, Scott B. Perper ’78 will take over as chair of the Board of Trustees. Perper was elected unanimously during a virtual meeting that took place this February. Perper’s election follows the recommendation of an ad hoc committee composed of six trustees and President Clayton Rose.

The Board of Trustee chairs are elected for a term of up to three years. Perper will replace Robert White ’77, P’15, the current chair, whose term ends June 30. Perper has been a trustee since 2004. He currently chairs the Beyond Bowdoin Committee, co-chairs the Campaign Leadership Committee and serves on the Executive, Investment and Student Experience Committees.

Outside of his time on the Board, Perper has been involved extensively with class reunions and alumni committees. He is a managing partner at Pamlico Capital, a firm investing in middle-market North American companies, which he co-founded in 1988. Perper lives in Charlotte, North Carolina with his wife. They have three grown children.

“I’m excited to begin the next chapter of my service to Bowdoin,” Perper told Bowdoin News. “It’s an important time for the College as we continue to support our priorities—including financial aid; diversity, equity, and inclusion; the exemplary academic program and resources around helping students build a life of meaning after leaving Bowdoin.”

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