R. Carlton Seaver Joins Pomona's Board of Trustees Continuing a Family Tradition of Support for the College
R. Carlton Seaver, a partner in the Los Angeles firm of Seaver & Gill, LLP, has been elected to the Pomona College Board of Trustees. Seaver’s membership on the Pomona Board of Trustees continues a long and warm relationship between the College and the Seaver family. Carlton Seaver’s father, Richard Seaver, Class of 1943, as well as all five of Carlton’s uncles and aunts, are Pomona graduates. His uncle, Frank Seaver, Class of 1905, was the first president of the Associated Student Body, a president of the Alumni Association, and a member of the College's Board of Trustees from 1947 until 1964. Richard Seaver served on the Board from 1970 to 1995 and remains an honorary member.
Many might recognize the Seaver name from the contributions the family has already made to the life of the College. In addition to the Byron Dick Seaver Theatre complex and the Seaver House, the family's gifts enabled the construction of three of the college's science laboratory buildings. In 2002, a $23.3 million gift from the estate of Frank R. Seaver supported the renovation and expansion of the Seaver Science Center. The newest addition to the Science Center is the Richard C. Seaver Biology Building, now under construction, to recognize many decades of exceptional service to the College.