The Franklin College Board of Trustees recently elected three new members to its ranks: Douglas R. Brown, Amy Belisle and Randy Stocklin.
Douglas R. Brown is a senior partner in the Indianapolis law firm of Bose, McKinney & Evans and serves as the managing principal of its government relations and strategic communications subsidiary, Bose Public Affairs Group. He holds a bachelor of arts degree from Vanderbilt University and a jurisprudence doctorate from Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law. Named one of Indianapolis’ leading and most influential lawyers by the Indianapolis Business Journal, Brown has been included in Indiana Super Lawyers® every year since the designation’s inception. Indiana’s late Gov. Frank O’Bannon named Brown a Sagamore of the Wabash, the highest state governmental honor bestowed upon a civilian. He is an active community volunteer, serving on the Indy Chamber Board and Executive Committee, the St. Mary’s Child Center Foundation Board of Trustees and the Rehabilitation Hospital of Indiana Foundation Board of Trustees. Brown was the longest serving member in the history of the Capital Improvement Board of Marion County. He resides in Indianapolis.
Amy Belisle, a 1998 alumna of the college, works as a product quality stability specialist for Amgen, Inc., a corporation that transforms science and biotechnology into therapies that can restore health or save lives. She holds a Franklin College bachelor of arts degree in biology, a Providence College bachelor of science degree in leadership studies and a Gonzaga University master of arts degree in organizational leadership. In addition to serving as a past president of the Franklin College Alumni Council, her involvement at Franklin College has included serving on student-focused career panels and networking events and facilitating scientific equipment donations from her employer. She also gives generously, as the funder of an endowed scholarship for biology students and an award that encourages and assists students to pursue field biology projects in collaboration with their faculty-advocates. She is an active volunteer in her hometown through Big Brothers, Big Sisters, The Haitian Project and St. Bernard’s Church. She resides in North Kingstown, R.I.
Randy Stocklin, a 2000 alumnus of the college, is the co-founder and CEO of One Click, which is the parent company of direct-to-consumer eyewear brands Readers.com, Sunglass Warehouse and felix + iris. One Click has been recognized with a number of national and local awards for its outstanding culture and as one of the fastest growing ecommerce businesses in the Midwest. Stocklin holds a bachelor’s degree in computer information systems from Franklin College. Since his graduation, he has remained active in the Franklin College community as an Alumni Council member and frequent volunteer in mock interviews, career panels and networking events geared toward students. His company employs Franklin alumni and interns. Volunteerism is important to him, and he ensures community service and charitable giving opportunities are a significant part of One Click’s culture. He also actively mentors aspiring entrepreneurs and invests in early-stage tech companies. He resides in Indianapolis.
The Franklin College Board of Trustees consists of up to 40 elected voting members, each serving a three-year term. There is no limit to the number of terms served. Three members are elected by the board upon recommendation by the Alumni Council. The board meets three times annually in the fall, winter and spring, with the fall meeting designated as the Annual Meeting.
The board’s powers include instituting and supporting fundraising efforts, establishing and reviewing educational programs and establishing the college’s annual budget. In addition, the board authorizes: Construction of new buildings and renovations of existing facilities, changes in tuition and fees, purchases of land, buildings and major equipment and faculty appointments with tenure.
Contact the Franklin College Office of Marketing and Communications for more information at 317.738.8185.
(Posted May 1, 2018)
POSTED May 1, 2018