Mark Suwyn Appointed to Hope College Board of Trustees
Posted October 1, 2002
HOLLAND -- Dr. Mark A. Suwyn of West Linn, Ore.,
has been named to the Hope College Board of Trustees,
completing the 2002 round of trustee appointments.
Suwyn is a 1964 Hope graduate. He has been
chairman and chief executive officer of Louisiana-Pacific
Corporation since 1996.
From 1992 to 1995, he was with International Paper
Inc., where he served as executive vice president of
distribution, specialty products and forest lands. Before
joining International Paper Inc., he spent 25 years with
E.I. Du Pont, where he held a variety of positions,
including senior vice president, imaging systems and medical
products; group vice president, imaging systems; and vice
president, human resources.
Suwyn is chairman of Junior Achievement
International, and a member of the board of Junior
Achievement U.S. He is a trustee of the Nature Conservancy
of Oregon, co-chairman of the Washington State University
Foundation, a board member for the American Forest and Paper
Association, and co-chair of the Oregon Watershed
He has received a Gold Leadership Award from
Junior Achievement. He and his wife Patt were also co-
recipients of the Pullman Washington School District
Superintendent's Contribution Award.
Suwyn holds his doctorate in inorganic chemistry
from Washington State University. He was a chemistry major
He and Patt, who is a Hope classmate, have three
children, M. Daniel, Jeff and Michelle.
In addition to Suwyn, those newly chosen to serve
on the board this year are: Theodore S. Etheridge III of
West Olive; Dr. Lorna Hernandez Jarvis of Holland; and the
Rev. Dr. Charles E. Van Engen of Glendora, Calif. All four
of this year's new trustees have been appointed to four-year