Syed R. Ali-Zaidi has been reappointed to the Council of Trustees of Clarion University. The announcement was made by Pennsylvania Governor Edward G. Rendell last week.
He has been appointed to council in 1980, 1985, 1991, 1992, and 2003 as well.
Dr. Ali-Zaidi was a founding member of the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education Board of Governors, serving from 1984 to 1988 and from 1997 to 2002. In 1998, Dr. Ali-Zaidi chaired the boardâ€™s Task Force on Science and Advanced Technology Education, Workforce Development, and Implementation Research. In 2001, he established the Syed R. Ali-Zaidi Award for Academic Excellence, which annually recognizes an outstanding State System graduate. Dr. Ali-Zaidi is the recipient of the Systemâ€™s 2002 Eberly Award for Volunteerism. He is retired from a 25-year career in research and development with the glass industry. He has a B.S. in Glass Technology from Sheffield University in England, and a M.Sc. and Ph.D. in Ceramic Engineering, both from The Ohio State University.