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For Immediate Release:
Office of Public Relations
Fairleigh Dickinson University
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George D. Martin Named to Board of Trustees at Fairleigh Dickinson University
George D. Martin, Vice President, Sports Financial Services, MONY (Mutual of New York), has been named to the Board of Trustees of Fairleigh Dickinson University for a term of three years. Martin returns to the Board, having served from 1989-93.
Dr. J. Michael Adams, president of the University, said, "We welcome George back to the Board of Trustees and look forward to working with him. His dedication to and knowledge of the University is matched by outstanding accomplishments in the business world, in the community and in the sports arena."
Since 1995, Martin has been with MONY — first as a consultant in client development and college outreach and more recently in sports financial services. Prior to joining MONY, he was Vice President, Tanagraphics, Inc.
From 1975-88, George Martin played a pivotal role with the New York Giants as a defensive lineman. He was team captain, a player representative, a team consultant on drug abuse and chapel leader. For two years he served as president of the National Football League Players Association. He proudly wears a Super Bowl XXI ring. In 1987, the New Jersey Sports Writers Association voted him "Athlete of the Year."
He is a co-founder of Minority Athletes Networking (MAN) Etc., a non-profit organization committed to fostering role models and support for inner-city youth. He has garnered "Man of the Year" awards from many local and national organizations – among them Tomorrow’s Children Fund, The Valery Fund, the Meadowlands Chamber of Commerce and The American Lung Association.
Martin recognized the need to prepare for life beyond the gridiron and led the way to establish a degree completion program at Fairleigh Dickinson University for the New York Giants. He was one of the first to complete his degree in this program, receiving his bachelor’s degree from FDU in 1987. The program became a national model for the NFL. In 1989, Fairleigh Dickinson honored him with the Pinnacle Award, the highest award the University bestows on its alumni.
In addition to his Trustee appointment at Fairleigh Dickinson, Martin serves as a board member of the Hackensack University Medical Center, the East Orange Medical Center, the Drug Abuse Resistance Education of NJ, the Giblin Foundation and the Harlem Junior Invitational Tennis Tournament.
Martin and his wife, Dianne, have four children and reside in Ringwood, NJ.
Fairleigh Dickinson University, one of the largest private universities in New Jersey, has nearly 10,000 graduate and undergraduate students from 30 states and more than 60 countries enrolled on the University’s two Northern New Jersey campuses and its overseas campuses in Wroxton, England, and Tel Aviv, Israel.
The University is dedicated to the preparation of world citizens through global education and offers nearly 100 degree programs at the associate, baccalaureate, master’s and doctoral levels.