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Endicott Appoints New Trustees

President Richard E. Wylie announced today the recent election of three new members to the Endicott College Board of Trustees.  Linda Frame Cleary, Francis C. Manganaro, and Elizabeth Schwartz were nominated and appointed at the October Board meeting.


In making the announcement, Dr. Wylie said, “We are pleased to be adding these distinguished members to the Endicott Board of Trustees. With their backgrounds and specific strengths, they will be invaluable in positioning the College for its future. They 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.”


Linda Frame Cleary ’76 was raised on Long Island, the second daughter of Marilyn and Dick Frame, an automobile dealer.  She followed older sister Cynthia Frame Schweyher ’75 to Endicott to study education and child care, and to honor her lifelong passion for helping children.  Following graduation, Linda returned to Long Island where she began a career in education, and also enrolled at Post College.  

Linda met husband Arthur L. Cleary during the summer months in New Hampshire, where to two were living and working at the time; Linda in education and retail, and Art at VUTEK Inc., a company founded by Art and a business partner following his 1976 graduation from Northeastern University.  They have been together ever since, Linda caring for their growing family, and Art growing and ultimately selling the business. 

Now enjoying retirement, the couple has three children; a daughter, Courtney, who lives and works in Florida, a second daughter, Lindsay, who attends Skidmore College, and a son, Richard, who attends Riverdale high school.   

For a short time, Linda owned and operated a small business in Fort Myers, FL where she sold fashion accessories.  Currently, she spends much of her time and energy caring for her family, a beautiful home full of animals, and the couple’s extended family and properties both in NH and FL.  An engineer by education and trade, Art keeps busy with a variety of projects in and around their homes, including moving “off the grid”, and tending to a small collection of antique automobiles.  In addition to daily activities, the couple enjoys cruising, boating, golf, and the country life. 

Linda resides in Alva, Florida. 

Francis C. Manganaro is co-founder, chairman, and CEO of NOVA Biomedical, an international medical device manufacturer. He has been there for 32 years. NOVA maintains its headquarters in Waltham, Massachusetts and has operating subsidiaries in seven other countries. It develops and manufactures advanced technology blood testing analyzers for hospitals and self-testing blood glucose meters for people with diabetes. NOVA is the largest privately owned in vitro diagnostics company in the United States and the third largest in the world.  

Prior to NOVA, Frank was co-founder and vice president of HNU Systems, a developer and manufacturer of high sensitivity chemistry analyzers for air pollution monitoring in industrial workplaces and the environment.

He has been a member of the board of directors for Edmund Scientific, Global Medical Products, and GMP Genetics, and he is a member of the Scientific Advisory Board for the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine. He has been a member of the board of trustees at Chapel Hill – Chauncey Hall School.  

Frank attended Tufts University and has a Bachelor of Science in biology. His son, Joseph graduated in 2015 from Endicott College. 

Frank resides in Natick, MA. 

Elizabeth Matlin Schwartz, RD, CDN, is a graduate of Cornell University with a degree in Human Nutrition and Food, and received a master’s degree in Clinical Nutrition from New York University.  A registered dietitian, Elizabeth is a private renal nutrition consultant. Her professional experience includes working with pre-dialysis, dialysis and transplant patients as well teaching at New York Medical College, Marymount College and Westchester Community College.


Elizabeth serves on the Endicott College Board of Advisors. She is an active member of the The Harvey School community in Katonah, New York, for 13 years, serving as a class parent, the chair of the Parents Committee of the Capital Campaign and presently as a member of the school’s Board of Trustees.


She resides in Bedford Corners, New York, with her husband Wallace and two children. Her son Andrew is currently a sophomore at Endicott College majoring in business and son Samuel is a graduate of Springfield College.


About Endicott College


Located in Beverly, Massachusetts on 235 acres of oceanfront property, Endicott College offers doctorate, master’s 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 2,650 undergraduate and more than 2,350 adult and graduate students. For more information, visit