National Board of Advisors Established for Center for Principled Problem Solving
The Center for Principled Problem Solving (CPPS) now has a national board of advisors created to help shape and sustain the mission and vision of the Center. The board of advisors includes eight business, nonprofit, ethics and educational experts from across the country.
Chaired by Daniel Mosca, who formerly served on the College’s Board of Trustees, the board of advisors was created to support the Center by providing strategic partnerships and exposing students to change agents and innovators. It had its initial meeting in November.
The CPPS is an integral part of the academic program at Guilford, challenging students, faculty and staff to solve real-world problems under the guidance of Guilford’s core values: community, diversity, equality, excellence, integrity, justice and stewardship.
“The Board of Advisors represents an extraordinary range of experience and expertise from many segments of society,” said Mark Justad, director of the Center. “These women and men will help to insure that the Center can both think big and work effectively in engaging significant problems.”
Mosca and his wife Beth, who live in Brown Summit, made a $2.5 million challenge gift that will ultimately create a $5 million endowment for the center. He is a past chair of Guilford’s Board of Visitors and served on the Board of Trustees from 2002-11. The Moscas also served as the campaign cabinet Parents/Family co-chairs for the Our Time in History Campaign.
Other members of the board are:
Joanne Bridgett Ciulla, who is professor of leadership studies and holds the Coston Family Chair in Leadership and Ethics at the University of Richmond.
Vic Cochran ’71, president and owner of Sharp-Carter Corporation.
Martin Eakes, co-founder, with wife Bonnie, and CEO, of the nationally recognized Center for Community Self-Help, based in Durham.
Robert Jones, Guilford Trustee and recently retired as professor of medicine, microbiology and immunology at the Indiana University School of Medicine.
Dennis Quaintance, CEO and Chief Design Officer, Weaver-Quaintance Hotels and Restaurants of Greensboro.
Charlotte Roberts, self-employed owner of Blue Fire Partners Inc. management consulting firm.
Andrew F. “Andy” Sharpless, now CEO of Oceana, he was one of the founding managers of RealNetworks, the Seattle-based pioneer in the field of online music and video play-back technology.
Bruce Stewart ‘61, vice chair of the Board of Advisors, retired Head of School at Sidwell Friends School in Washington, D.C.
Campus members of the board, in addition to Justad, are Adrienne Israel, vice president and academic dean; Jeff Jeske, Dana Professor of English and 2011-12 PPS Faculty Fellow; and student PPS Scholar Marissa Dungan.