Westmont Magazine Trustee News
Patty Martin has joined the board of trustees at Westmont. A certified spiritual director who teaches classes in spiritual formation at Menlo Park Presbyterian Church, she earned a bachelor’s degree at San Jose State University and master’s degrees in education and counseling psychology at Notre Dame de Namur University. Martin and her husband, Eff, have been married for 30 years and have three children. Eff is a retired investment banker. “I think Westmont has a great balance of encouraging critical Christian thinking without being legalistic,” she says.
Roger Post, a trustee since 1985, died Nov. 9 at the age of 70. He is survived by his wife, Sally, and their four daughters, including Kim Post Watson ’82. He was chairman and founder of Four Sisters Inns, based in Monterey, Calif. The management firm handles more than a dozen hotels in California and Washington. Post grew up in San Marino and graduated from Stanford University with a degree in economics. He was active in numerous organizations, including the Rotary Club and Young Life. “He has been an extraordinary leader on the board for many years,” President Stan D. Gaede said.
Bruce Bare, the college’s longest-serving trustee, died Oct. 30 after a long illness. A member of the board from 1947 to 1996, he served as chairman from 1954 to 1957 and 1964 to 1970. He and his wife, Adaline, started the Teacher of the Year Award in 1968 and the Employee of the Year Award in 1975. Bare was born in Pierson, Iowa, graduated from Grinnell College and became a chartered life underwriter (CLU). His Los Angeles insurance firm became one of the largest in the nation and won several awards. He is survived by his wife, his two sons, and his daughter, Barbara Bare Spaulding ’63.