Four with Clarkson University ties named to Institute Board of Trustees

Bayard D. Clarkson, MD, the Enid A. Haupt Chair of Therapeutic Research at Sloan-Kettering Institute's Molecular Pharmacology and Chemistry program, has treated patients and conducted research at Memorial Sloan-Kettering for more than five decades. He holds a bachelor's degree from Yale and a medical degree from the Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons. Dr. Clarkson is a descendant of the Clarkson family who founded the Thomas S. Clarkson Memorial College of Technology in 1896, and has served on the Clarkson University Board of Trustees since 1967, including ten years as chairperson. He received an honorary doctorate from Clarkson University in 1974.

Wayne Howell, Vice President of Design and Engineering in IBM's Systems and Technology Group, has held several executive and management positions at IBM in semiconductor and systems development and intellectual property strategy. He was recognized as one of the company's top inventors with more than 50 U.S. patents. Mr. Howell earned his bachelor's degree in chemical engineering from Clarkson University, and his master's and doctoral degrees in chemical and biomolecular engineering from the University of Illinois.

Michael E. Jesanis is an advisor to companies, governments and non-profits in traditional and emerging energy fields. He is a principal of Serrafix, a firm dedicated to helping cities, together with their businesses and residents, significantly reduce energy consumption, reduce carbon footprints and improve quality of life. Mr. Jesanis is a trustee of Clarkson University, where he earned bachelors and masters degrees in mathematics. Jesanis also holds an MBA with high distinction from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania and received an honorary doctorate from Becker College.  

Mark Kastner, PE, is President of The Chazen Companies, a professional engineering, land surveying, environmental, planning and landscape architecture services firm. He currently serves on the boards of the Dutchess County Economic Development Corporation, the Council of Industry, Hudson Valley Economic Development Corporation and Hudson Valley Pattern for Progress.Kastner received his bachelor's degree in electrical and computer engineering from Clarkson University, and his master's in business administration from Union College.