Case Western Reserve University Board of Trustees elects chair, appoints two trustees

Case Western Reserve University’s Board of Trustees recently appointed Sara Moll and Dominic Ozanne as new members and elected Charles D. “Chuck” Fowler as its new chair.

Moll, an experienced clinical psychologist, earned her bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degrees from Case Western Reserve. Ozanne, president and CEO of the Ozanne Construction Co., earned his undergraduate degree from Boston University and law degree from Harvard University. Fowler, chief executive officer of Fairmount Minerals, is a 1990 alumnus of the Weatherhead School of Management’s Executive MBA program. He joined the university board in 2007.

After completing a postdoctoral fellowship focusing on child abuse treatment, Moll worked as a clinical psychologist for the Ohio Department of Mental Health. While there, her work focused largely on helping severely emotionally disturbed children and their families. Later in her career, Moll was the founder and director of Laura’s Home, a residential program for 150 homeless women and children.

Dominic Ozanne’s father, Leroy, founded the construction company that bears their names in 1956. Dominic assumed its leadership in 1990, after spending a decade as the firm’s general counsel. The company’s projects span the Midwest and South, and include work for the federal government, educational institutions and commercial entities. The firm participated in work on Cleveland Browns Stadium and extensive renovations of terminals at Cleveland Hopkins International Airport.

Fowler co-founded Fairmount Minerals in 1986 and has helped the company become one of the world’s largest producers of industrial sand. He also has spearheaded the firm’s emphasis on doing well by doing good; the company has thrived through its three-fold focus on People, Planet and Prosperity. Fowler is an active sustainability advocate beyond his own firm; in 2008, he and his wife Char committed $.7.5 million to the university to support the creation of the Fowler Center for Sustainable Value at the Weatherhead School. A year earlier, his company established the Fairmount Minerals Chair in Social Entrepreneurship. David Cooperrider, the faculty director of the Fowler Center, is internationally recognized for his leadership in advancing appreciative inquiry techniques both broadly and with regard to initiatives in sustainable enterprise.

In accepting the position, Fowler promised sustainability would continue to be a topic of high priority for him as chair.

Fowler succeeds Charles “Bud” Koch, who served as chair from 2008 through the beginning of June 2012.