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Elon University Board of Trustees welcomes two new members 

Elon University Board of Trustees recently elected two new members: Cynthia Citrone of Southport, Connecticut and David King of Chapel Hill, North Carolina.


Cynthia “Cindy” Citrone

Cynthia Citrone serves on the Elon Parents Council with her husband, and is one of the university’s strongest donors. The Citrones have made multiple gifts to over the past three years to Elon’s Greatest Needs, the Phoenix Club, the School of Communications expansion project, and have matched gifts during Elon Day 2015 and 2016.

Citrone graduated summa cum laude from The Ohio State University and works as a pediatric occupational therapist. She currently serves as a trustee for the Breast Cancer Research Foundation, Near & Far Aid, Fairfield Country Day School and Hampden-Sydney College. Citrone is also on the board of visitors for the MD Anderson Cancer Center at the University of Texas, and is an active and leading member of the Milken Institute for Strategic Philanthropy Center where she presented for its annual Faster Cures Conference on maximizing philanthropy dollars. Citrone also is a minority owner of the NFL’s Pittsburgh Steelers.Citrone was honored in November 2015 by the Association of Fundraising Professionals with the Connecticut Chapter’s Outstanding Philanthropist award.

The Citrones are the parents of Gabriela ’17, a sport and event management major. They have three additional children.


David “Dave” King

David “Dave” King obtained his undergraduate degree from Princeton University and his law degree from University of Pennsylvania. King has worked as a high school teacher, as a partner in a global law firm and as a federal prosecutor. He began his career with LabCorp, one of the world’s largest clinical laboratories, in 2001 as the senior vice president/general counsel and chief compliance officer. King currently serves as president and CEO, a position he’s held since 2007.

King serves as chairman of the board for LabCorp; on the boards of Cardinal Health, the Seattle Science Foundation, PATH and the American Clinical Laboratory Association; and on the board of trustees for Durham.

LabCorp, an international leader in genomic testing and the commercialization of new diagnostic technologies, is based in Burlington, North Carolina. The company is engaged in community and university life. LabCorp is a strong supporter of the Elon Academy, a college access and success program.

About the author: K. McKay

K McKay is a junior Broadcast Journalism major with minors in Professional Sales and International Studies. K is from New York, NY.

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