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Dave Freet, Don Hughes and Dr. Lynn Kramer have joined the Lycoming College Board of Trustees, according to Peter R. Lynn, board chairman.
Freet, who earned a degree in business administration from Lycoming in 1968, retired in 2008 as the sixth president of the Pennsylvania Telephone Association, a trade organization representing the collective interests of the traditional local exchange telephone companies that operate throughout the state. He previously served as vice president of external affairs from February 1991 until June 1996. Upon his retirement, Freet was presented with the PTA's Distinguished Service Award for his outstanding contributions to the telecommunications industry.
Prior to work at the PTA, Freet gained extensive experience in a 23-year career with the former United Telephone Company of Pennsylvania, where he began working in 1968. While there, he enjoyed increasing roles of responsibility, culminating in serving as staff director of external affairs.
Freet was a member of the Lycoming College Alumni Association Executive Board from 2001-10, serving as president from 2008-10. He was the guest speaker at the College's New Student Convocation in 2007. Freet and his wife, Jane, live in Harrisburg, Pa.
Hughes, a 1972 Lycoming accounting graduate, is a senior partner and the chief financial officer at Camden Partners, which operates private equity funds to provide growth capital for emerging companies. He previously served as CFO of Capstone Pharmacy Services Inc., as executive vice president and CFO of Broventure Company Inc. and in the audit division of Arthur Andersen LLP.
Hughes serves on the boards of several organizations, including Biomedical Enterprises Inc., IncentOne Inc., Questar Assessment Inc., and New Horizons Worldwide Inc. He serves on the audit committees of all four boards.
In November 2011, Hughes returned to campus as part of the College's Institute for Management Studies' James W. Harding Executive Speaker Series. He and his wife, Yvonne, live in Hunt Valley, Md.
Kramer, who earned an interdisciplinary degree from Lycoming in 1972, is president of the Neuroscience Product Creation Unit at Eisai Inc., which is ranked among the top 20 U.S. pharmaceutical companies based on retail sales. His career also includes positions at PAR Pharmaceutical Inc., Purdue Pharmaceuticals, Ciba-Geigy/Novartis Pharmaceuticals, R.W. Johnson Pharmaceutical Research Institute, and Carter-Wallace Inc.
Kramer is a fellow of the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology. He graduated from the Hahnemann Medical School in 1976. Kramer and his wife, LaVonne, reside in Westport, Conn., and have two children.
Lycoming College is a four-year, residential liberal arts and sciences school dedicated to the undergraduate education of 1,400 students. Located near the banks of the Susquehanna River in Williamsport, Pa., the College fosters academic rigor, a supportive faculty and successful outcomes. It offers 36 academic majors and is recognized as a Tier 1 educational institution by U.S. News & World Report. Founded in 1812, Lycoming is one of the 50 oldest colleges in the nation.