University Appoints Curtis R. Artis to Board of Trustees

Teaneck, NJ (February 10, 2006) — Curtis R. Artis of Bedminster, NJ, has been appointed to the Board of Trustees of Fairleigh Dickinson University for a three-year term. The appointment is effective as of January 18, 2006.

Artis, now retired, has more than 20 years of management experience at Lucent Technologies and AT&T. Most recently, he was a consultant and project manager on Lucent restructuring. As Senior Vice President-Global Human Resources at Lucent Technologies, he was responsible for all human resources operations in 53 countries with 150,000 employees.

Dr. J. Michael Adams, president of Fairleigh Dickinson, said, “We look forward to working with Curt Artis. His expertise and counsel will be a valuable addition to the Board of Trustees – drawing not only on his impressive background in human resources, large team management and quality/customer satisfaction, but on his deep and abiding interest in education.”

Artis serves on the Parents Committee of Duke University. He is one of the founders and a director of the Hope Chest Scholarship Foundation in Morristown, NJ, and has served on the board of directors of Prep for Prep (Academic) Foundation, New York City, as well as the board of advisors of the Howard University School of Business. For 12 years, he was a visiting professor for the National Urban League – Black Executive Exchange Program.

He is an alumnus of Howard University, Washington, DC, where he earned a degree in electrical engineering, and Duke University’s Advanced Management Program.

Other management positions Artis has held include Vice President - Human Resources, AT&T, as well as Vice President-Quality and Customer Satisfaction and Regional Vice President-Central Region Sales and Service for AT&T Global Business Communications Systems.

At present, he is a member of the Bedminster Township Zoning Board. In 1998, Artis was elected as a Fellow of the National Academy of Human Resources. For two years, he served as Vice Chairman of the Board of The Labor Policy Association, Washington, DC.

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