Bates College has announced the election of two new members to its Board of Trustees:

  • Terrence Murray P’23, founder of Eliot Street Capital, a New England-focused commercial real estate investment company; 
  • Stacey Rizza P’20, M.D., executive medical director for international practice at the Mayo Clinic.

“On behalf of the board, we are thrilled to add Terry and Stacey as new trustees,” said John Gillespie ’80, chair of the board. “They both bring a wealth of experience in their disciplines that will be a great boost to Bates and our board.”

Terrence J. Murray 
Terrence J. Murray 

With more than 25 years of experience in the commercial real estate industry, Murray founded Eliot Street Capital, a New England–focused commercial real estate investment company. Prior to starting Eliot Street Capital, he was a principal at CrossHarbor Capital Partners, investing in value-add-oriented commercial real estate transactions throughout the United States. Before that, Terry was a corporate attorney at Ropes & Gray LLP, where he concentrated on mergers and acquisitions and venture capital investment transactions. 

A member of the real estate committee for Mass General Brigham, Murray has served on the board of the Providence Country Day School, the Eliot School of Fine & Applied Arts, and YouthBuild Boston. He earned a bachelor’s degree at Harvard College and a J.D. at Boston College Law School. He lives in Jamaica Plain, Mass., with his wife, Nicole; a son, Samuel; and daughters Jamie and Sadie, who is a member of the Bates Class of 2023. 

Stacey Rizza
Dr. Stacey Rizza

An infectious disease physician, Dr. Stacey Rizza is the executive medical director for international practice at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn. A fellow of the Infectious Diseases Society of America, she is involved in laboratory-based and clinical research, investigating how HIV and hepatitis C cause liver disease, and various educational initiatives; serves as a professor of medicine and associate dean of the Mayo Clinic School of Health Sciences; and maintains a busy clinical practice that focuses on HIV and transplant infectious diseases. A previous chair of the Mayo HIV Clinic, Rizza has held NIH grants and received a patent for her work on HIV and HCV-mediated apoptosis. 

During the pandemic, Rizza and her Mayo Clinic colleague, Dr. Jack O’Horo, provided clinical guidance to the college’s COVID-19 planning, contributing to a successful in-person academic year in 2020–21 for Bates.

She earned a bachelor’s degree in biochemistry from Haverford College and a medical degree from the Mayo Clinic Alix School of Medicine, followed by an internal medicine residency and infectious disease fellowship at the Mayo Clinic School of Graduate Medical Education and a postdoctoral fellowship at the University of California, San Francisco. She lives in Rochester, Minn. Her daughter, Emma, is a 2020 Bates graduate.

Murray and Rizza were elected to serve five-year terms, beginning July 1, 2021. The board also re-elected seven trustees to serve an additional five-year term: Chris Barbin ’93, Gregory Ehret ’91, P’23, David Longdon III ’14, Judith Miller ’91, John Rossello Jr., Emma Sprague ’10, and Lisa Utzschneider ’90.  

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