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Nazareth Names New Trustees

Published September 20, 2018

Nazareth College welcomes Ed Leva, Duffy Palmer, and Keith Woedy as new members to its Board of Trustees.

Leva is the co-founder and president of Wellington Steele & Associates (WS&A), a privately held and locally owned IT recruiting and outsourcing company founded in 2002 andheadquartered in Rochester. WS&A is a national company with a strong northeast presence. It ranked no. 10 in Rochester Business Journal’s 2017 Book of Lists in the category of Employee Placement Firms. Leva graduated from Nazareth in 1991 with a bachelor’s degree in English literature. While a student he was a member of the men’s lacrosse team, and as an alumnus he continues to be a loyal supporter of athletics at Nazareth.

Palmer has extensive experience in the field of education that includes teaching in theBatavia City School District for 33 years in a variety of areas. His career in public education was followed by serving for 4.5 years as the director of education policy and deputy secretary of education in the New York State Governor’s Office. He is currently the vice president of education strategies and partnerships for CypherWorx located in Rochester, N.Y. Palmer graduated from SUNY Buffalo with a bachelor’s in special education and Elementary Education. He was the founding chair of Young Women’s College Prep Charter School of Rochester, and he was honored by the School as the recipient of the 2017 Leadership Award.

Woedy is the president and partner of Atlantic Imaging Systems located in Raleigh, N.C., and president of its sister company, Legalis - Litigation Grade Document Management Solutions located in Greensboro, N.C. He started his printing/office systems career at Xerox in 1995 as a marketing representative and he later became a vice president in 2008. During this time frame he also founded Carolina Document Technologies in 1995 and sold the company to COECO Office Systems in 2003. Woedy graduated from Nazareth College in 1985 with a bachelor’s degree in management science. He was the recipient of the School of Management Distinguished Alumni Award in 2016. While a Nazareth student, he was a member of the men’s soccer team and served as captain in 1983 and 1984.

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Nazareth College’s academic strengths cross an unusually broad spectrum of 60 majors, including education, health and human services, management, the fine arts, music, theater, math and science, foreign languages, and the liberal arts. The coeducational, religiously independent, classic campus in a charming suburb of Rochester, N.Y., challenges and supports 2,300 undergrads and 700 graduate students. Nazareth is recognized nationally for its Fulbright global student scholars and commitment to civic engagement. Rigorous programs, an uncommon arts and sciences core, experiential learning, career skills, and a global focus prepare graduates for not just one job, but for their life’s work.