Tuesday, Jul 12, 2022
Terms began July 1, 2022
by Adam Grybowski
Four newly elected members of Rider University’s Board of Trustees began their terms on July 1.
The new Trustees are:
- Carlos Dortrait '00, senior vice president, worldwide commercialization of immunology and fibrosis, and member of the commercialization leadership team at Bristol Myers Squibb
- Dr. Deborah Gladden Haskins '81, '84, a recently retired tenured counselor-educator who served for 25 years as a university professor and program administrator
- Joseph F. McDougall '93, operating partner at Trive Capital
- Wright Señeres '97, social media and marketing specialist at the Princeton Entrepreneurship Council at Princeton University
At Bristol Myers Squibb, Dortrait leads the Worldwide Immunology Commercialization team, a key growth area for the company, where he is focused on maximizing the impact of the portfolio for patients across a broad range of diseases in rheumatology, gastroenterology, dermatology, neurology and fibrosis. Prior to joining Bristol Myers Squibb in 2021, he served in multiple leadership roles for more than 20 years at Johnson & Johnson. Dortrait earned a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from Rider and subsequently completed the Stanford Executive Program at the Stanford Graduate School of Business. At Rider, Dortrait and his wife, Dr. Maritza Dortrait '00, have supported fundraising efforts to establish an endowed scholarship.
Gladden Haskins was the director of counseling programs and an associate professor of counseling at Trinity Washington University until her retirement in 2019. Prior to that she served for 16 years on the faculty of Loyola University Maryland. She is a recognized specialist in disordered gambling and continues to be an active licensed clinical professional counselor. She is presently teaching undergraduates at Johns Hopkins University in the Brain Sciences and Psychology Department. Gladden Haskins received a Bachelor of Science in Office Administration and a Master in Counseling Services from Rider. In 2021, she received Rider's Lawson R. McElroy Award in Engaged Learning, which is awarded annually to an alumnus or alumna who works in either the private or public sector in support of students or employees learning outside of the formal classroom.
In his role at Trive Capital, a private equity firm managing over $4 billion in capital, McDougall serves as managing director and operating partner of TC Operating Partners. A first-generation college student, McDougall received a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from Rider and a Master of Business Administration from The Pennsylvania State University. In 2016, he and his wife, Kiersty, established the Joseph '93 and Kiersty McDougall Endowed Scholarship to support diverse, first-generation college students. He is a current member of the Norm Brodsky College of Business' Executive Advisory Council and a former member of the Rider Human Resources Advisory Committee.
Señeres is a multimedia designer, digital content producer and educator. In addition to his role at the Princeton Entrepreneurship Council at Princeton University, he co-leads communications for the Princeton Innovation initiative and is the principal of MeteorWright, a multimedia design and digital content production company. Señeres earned a Bachelor of Science in Biology from Rider and a master's degree in environmental studies from the University of Pennsylvania. He is currently pursuing another master’s, in information design and strategy, at Northwestern University. At Rider, Señeres has served on the Alumni Association Board of Directors, Science Advisory Board and the Task Force on Rider and the History of Slavery, among others. He founded the Rider Science Alumni affinity group.
Effective June 30, Bill Rue ‘69 and Tom Mulhare ‘70 retired from Board service after completing the maximum three consecutive three-year terms. Rue has served a total of three nine-year terms on the Board while Mulhare has served two.