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Lisa Chamberlain Appointed to MCLA Board of Trustees

NORTH ADAMS — Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts (MCLA) announced that Gov. Deval Patrick recently appointed Lisa Chamberlain, managing partner of the Chamberlain Group, based in Great Barrington, as the newest member of the MCLA board of trustees.

According to Tyler Fairbank, board chair, the Chamberlain Group is an integral part of the innovation economy in the Berkshires. “Lisa Chamberlain brings with her specialized experience and management skills that blend artistry with technology. As such, she is the perfect person to join this university at this time in our history. I look forward to working with Lisa, and am thankful for her commitment, not only to MCLA’s mission, but also to public higher education in the Commonwealth. She will be a great addition to our board.”

Added Chamberlain, “I’m honored to be asked and delighted to accept. MCLA is a jewel in the education crown of Massachusetts. As an alumna parent, I have watched the dynamic stewardship of the college by President Mary Grant with profound admiration. It will be a joy to participate from the inside in the future of MCLA and all it brings to the region and the broader community.” She succeeds outgoing trustee Steve Crowe, who recently completed his term of service.

Founded in 1999, the Chamberlain Group is a Massachusetts-based studio that designs and builds mimetic organs for surgical and interventional training. It is a collective of sculptors, designers, fabricators, engineers, and model makers who work collaboratively with medical-device manufacturers, leading surgeons, and teaching hospitals worldwide.

A graduate of Princeton University with graduate work at Yale, Chamberlain later joined the Academy-Award-winning, New York City-based design and effects studio R/GA, where she met and collaborated with Eric Chamberlain. Together, they were instrumental in building R/GA’s reputation for work in feature films, graphic design, computer graphics, and digital video. Their combined film credits include effects, opening titles, and feature campaigns for Superman, The World According to Garp, Zelig, Predator and Prediator II, The Big Chill, Tootsie, Gandhi, Body Double, Ghostbusters, Judge Dredd, Eraser, and The Matrix.


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