Endicott Appoints New Board Members
Beverly, MA – President Richard E. Wylie announced the recent election of new members to the Endicott College Board of Trustees. Cynthia Merkle and John Kavanagh were nominated and appointed at the October Board meeting.
Cynthia Merkle is an alumna of Endicott College and has served on the Alumni Council where she is active in committees of Planned Giving and Alumni Advisory. She has been employed by Eastern Bank since 1992 and serves as the Executive Vice President. She has also been a Vice President at Fleet Bank and Assistant Vice President at Old Stone Bank.
Cynthia received an Associate in Science degree from Endicott in 1977 and a Bachelor of Science degree in business, administration and management from Bryant College in 1980.
She has served on the Board of Directors of the Massachusetts Community and Banking Council, Board of Directors and Chairperson of the Massachusetts Mortgage Bankers Association; member of the Development Committee of the Boston Fair Housing Center and Mortgage Committee of the Massachusetts Community and Banking Council; Chairperson of the Swampscott Finance Committee; President of the Board of Directors of Girls Inc.; and Chairman of Swampscott’s Capital Improvement Committee.
Cynthia resides in Swampscott.
John E. Kavanagh III is Chairman & CEO of Kavanagh Advisory Group which is a real estate development and consulting firm. For 22 years he was President of William A. Berry & Son, Inc. which focused on large projects for hospitals, research, college and major corporations, working nationally and internationally.
John is an active member of several regional civic organizations and sits on many corporate boards in Boston. He is a Trustee and past Board Member of Massachusetts Eye & Ear Infirmary, a Corporator of Brigham & Women’s Hospital, past Board Member and Vice Chairman of Massachusetts Health & Education Authority (HEFA), past Member of Tufts University College of Engineering Board of Overseers, and former Chairman of North Shore Music Theatre.
John received a Bachelor of Science and Master of Science degree in Civil Engineering from Tufts University, 1966, 1969; attended Babson College studying towards an MBA. He received an Honorary Doctor of Engineering from Wentworth Institute of Technology in May, 1999.
John resides in Ipswich.
In making the announcement, Dr. Wylie said, “These new members will be wonderful additions to the Endicott Board. With their backgrounds they will be invaluable in positioning the College for its future. Cynthia and John have a great respect for improving educational priorities and an interest in helping Endicott to be the best it can be. They join us at a time when the College is going through some very exciting and remarkable changes.”
Located in Beverly, Massachusetts on 235 acres of oceanfront property, Endicott College offers Master and Bachelor degree programs in the professional and liberal arts. Founded in 1939, Endicott provides an education built upon a combination of theory and practice, which is tested through internships and work experience. Studying at the Beverly campus, regionally, and internationally are approximately 2,300 undergraduate and more than 2,500 adult and graduate students.