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Holy Cross College Names Two New Board of Trustee Members

Holy Cross College Names Two New Board of Trustee Members

NOTRE DAME, IN (February 17, 2012) - Holy Cross College is honored to announce the appointment of two new board members to the institution's Board of Trustees:  Mr. Richard Cutter of Granger, Indiana, and Dr. David Hollier of Austin, Texas.

"Dick Cutter and Dr. David Hollier bring to our Holy Cross Board a spirit of generous service, complimented by their specific areas of knowledge and expertise. I am looking forward to working with them as we further the mission and goals of the college," said Br. John Paige, C.S.C., President of Holy Cross College.

Richard Cutter, Vice President for Law and Business Affairs of CTS Corporation, is responsible for directing all of the Corporation's general legal matters, and is Secretary to the Corporation's Board of Directors.

Mr. Cutter received his B.S. degree in Business Administration from Ball State University in 1968, and in 1971, his J.D. degree from the University of Cincinnati, College of Law.  He completed General Electric's Business Management Course in 1997. Mr. Cutter is a member of the American, Indiana, Ohio and  Florida Bar Associations.  He served on the Board of Directors of the Indiana Manufacturers' Association from 2002 until 2012 and was its chairman in 2011.

Dick joined CTS in January 2000 as general counsel and was elected vice president and assistant secretary in August 2000.  Prior to accepting the position with CTS, he was general counsel with General Electric-Silicones in Waterford, NY.  Cutter joined GE Plastics, Pittsfield, MA, in 1992, where he held positions as senior counsel-labor, government and trade relations;  and associate general counsel and senior counsel, government and trade relations. Prior to General Electric, he held several counsel and general counsel positions of increasing responsibility within the electronics and telecommunications industries.

Mr. Cutter serves on the Executive Advisory Council for Ball State University's Miller School of Business, and is chairman of the Investment and Administration Committees of the CTS Defined Benefits and Defined Contribution Retirement Plans.

With regard to serving on the college's Board, Cutter stated, "I am pleased to become a member of the Board of Trustees of Holy Cross College and I hope that my background and experience will enable me to contribute to furthering the exciting mission of the College."

Mr. Cutter, along with his wife and family, reside in Granger, Indiana.

David Hollier, Ed.D. is the Director for St. Edward's University's Master of Arts in Teaching Program and is an Assistant Professor of Education at the Univesity.

Dr. Hollier received a Bachelor of Music Education Degree from McNeese State University in 1978.  He went on to earn a Masters in Divinity from St. Meinrad School of Theology in 1983 and Master of Education Degree from the University of Louisiana in 1992.  Dr. Hollier then obtained a Doctorate of Education in Curriculum and Instruction from the University of Houston in 1997.

Dr. Hollier has been an educator for nearly 20 years.  He encourages his students to take responsibility for their own education and to choose learning opportunities that best inform their goals and interests. He sees himself as a guide, a mentor, and a facilitator of learning.  More importantly, he views himself as a fellow student seeking further knowledge and who is eager to learn.

Dr. Hollier has more than 15 years of K-12 teaching experience in the states of Louisiana and Texas, including four years with the Houston Independent School District, as Director of the Department of Research and Accountability.  In 2003 Dr. Hollier became Assistant Professor of Secondary Education and Educational Leadership at Stephen F. Austin State University.  Since 2006, Hollier has taught and directed at St. Edward's University in Austin, Texas, like Holy Cross College, an institution of higher education founded and sponsored by the Brothers of Holy Cross.

Dr. Hollier is a member of the American Education Research Association, the John Dewey Society, and the Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development.  In 2009 he received the Hudspeth Award for Innovative Instruction from St. Edward's University.

Dr. Hollier cited that, "Given my training, background, and experience in Catholic education and Catholic institutions, I believe that I will be able to support the mission and goals of Holy Cross College and I am willing to share my expertise, time, and talent..."

Dr. Hollier resides in Austin, Texas.

The two new trustees will each serve a three-year term and be eligible for reappointment to a second three-year term in 2014.

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Holy Cross College is a Catholic, four-year, co-educational, liberal arts institution founded in 1966 by the Brothers of Holy Cross.  With a 13:1 faculty/student ratio, students find personal attention from professors who care about their success and development in mind, body, and spirit. The Four Pillars of the core curriculum include a professional internship, service to others, a global perspective experience, and a senior Capstone presentation which summarizes and synthesizes each student's learning. Located in Notre Dame, Indiana, Holy Cross College provides the best of both worlds: a close-knit, small college atmosphere with the resources and social opportunities of a large university.