June 21, 2002
Director of Media Relations

AMHERST, Mass.—The Trustees of Amherst College have appointed Brian J. Conway of Newton, Massachusetts to a six-year term on the board effective July 1. Conway graduated from Amherst in 1980.

Conway majored in economics and English at Amherst, where he received a B.A. magna cum laude in 1980. He earned an M.B.A. from Stanford University in 1984. He is a managing director at T.A. Associates, a private equity firm managing $5 billion of committed capital, where he is head of the Technology Group in the firm’s Boston office.

Conway is also chairman of the Steppingstone Foundation, a non-profit organization that develops and implements educational programs for inner-city children in Boston and Philadelphia. Conway is married to Karen Swett Conway, an architect. They have four children.

The Board of Trustees of Amherst College consists of the president of the college, ex officio, and 20 other members: 14 term trustees, elected by the board, and six alumni trustees elected by alumni of the college. Founded in 1821, Amherst is one of the nation’s leading liberal arts colleges, with 1,650 undergraduates.