Three join Wilmington College Board of Trustees


WILMINGTON — The Wilmington College Board of Trustees welcomed three new members at its April meeting — Christen Clougherty, David Raizk and Taylor Stuckert.

Clougherty, of Savannah, Ga., is the founder and executive director of the Nobis Project, a non-profit, educational support organization that focuses on developing educators’ capacity to foster reciprocal and meaningful community partnerships, build culturally responsive classrooms and promote a social justice approach to global service learning.

She received her Ph.D. in Quaker studies from England’s University of Birmingham. She has more than 20 years of experience as an educator and administrator in community organizations, K-12 public, charter and independent schools, and colleges and universities.

Raizk is no stranger to the Board or Wilmington College, as he has more than a half-century affiliation as student, alumnus (‘73), summer theatre co-founder and trustee. He was a board member from 1992 through 2006 and served on three presidential search committees.

The College conferred upon him an Honorary Doctor of Humane Letters degree in 2012. He is general manager at Bill Marine Ford and has served as executive director of Community Improvement Corp. since 2013. A member of Wilmington Friends Meeting, Raizk was mayor of Wilmington from 2000 to 2011.

Stuckert serves as executive director of the Clinton County Regional Planning Commission (CCRPC) and leads planning and development efforts across the county, including its current strategic planning process. He is co-founder of Energize Clinton County, a non-profit organization whose work in collaboration with CCRPC was awarded the 2013 National Planning Achievement Award for Innovation in Economic Planning and Development by the American Planning Assn.

Stuckert is an eighth-generation Clinton Countian and a descendant of Quaker lineage dating back more than three centuries.

WC President Trevor Bates expressed his appreciation for what the new trustees will contribute to the Board going forward.

“As initially evidenced by their participation at the April 2021 board meeting, this trio of new trustees will provide the College with wise counsel drawing upon their respective experiences, education and appreciation for the Wilmington College mission to educate, inspire and prepare students for a life of service and success,” he said. “We welcome each of them to the Board to help enhance our collective efforts to help Wilmington College RISE!”

From left are Wilmington College’s newest trustees: Christen Clougherty, David Raizk and Taylor Stuckert. left are Wilmington College’s newest trustees: Christen Clougherty, David Raizk and Taylor Stuckert. Submitted photo

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