Board Welcomes New Chair, New Members
May 28, 2013
In February, Lewis & Clark’s Board of Trustees elected Mark Dorman BS ’83 as board chair and Amber Case BA ’08 and Peter Chang BA ’74 as new board members. Dorman, managing director of the Portland-based private equity firm Endeavour Capital and a Lewis & Clark trustee since 2006, succeeds Jim Richardson BA ’70, JD ’76 as chair. Mark is married to Michelle Dorman BA ’83, who has been actively involved at the college as an admissions volunteer and as a mentor of student athletes.
A Portland resident, Case becomes one of the youngest regularly elected trustees at any private college or university in the country and the youngest in Lewis & Clark history. Twenty-six-year-old Case has attracted growing regional and national acclaim as a top technologist and business innovator. Among other honors, she has recently been named to Inc. magazine’s 30 Under 30 list of rising entrepreneurship stars. Although it is not unusual for young alumni to serve on private university boards as alumni representatives, Case is one of the youngest full-fledged trustees—if not the youngest—at any private institution in the country.
Chang, a Redmond, Washington, resident, returns to the board after serving from 2004 to 2010. An international business executive, Chang is executive vice president of marketing for Aircastle Advisor, a commercial aircraft leasing entity based in Stamford, Connecticut. He founded China Aviation Marketing Services, which has represented Gulfstream, FedEx, Thomson, and numerous other aviation-related companies in the China market. In addition, Chang is president of Chang Brothers, which operates the Chang’s Mongolian Grill restaurant chain in Oregon and Washington. His wife, Alice Chang BA ’77, and one of his sons, Patrick Chang BA ’12, are Lewis & Clark graduates.