Recognized at the Division of Fine Arts and Humanities Ceremony
Audie K. Chang graduated from Harpur College in 1973 with a bachelor’s degree in theatre and history. Following work as a taxi driver, salesman and Dun & Bradstreet credit reporter, he enrolled in New York University’s Stern School of Business, where he earned his MBA in finance and accounting. Upon graduation, he joined Deloitte & Touche in Manhattan and became licensed as a CPA. In 1979, Chang moved west to work for the Southern Pacific Railroad, the company that brought thousands of Chinese workers to America in the 19th century. When the company announced a merger, he moved to the Silicon Valley, serving as the corporate controller for Tele Atlas, a leading digital map producer; Electroglas, a manufacturer of semiconductor equipment; and IntelliCorp, a producer of software for SAP implementations. He was also the chief financial officer for two venture capital-funded start-up companies. For the past five years, Chang has been a financial and accounting consultant serving technology companies that include Jawbone, Electronic Arts, Komag, Friendster and Silicon Image. Born in China and raised in lower Manhattan where he attended PS 130 and JHS 65, he attributes his success in corporate America to his liberal arts education, which sharpened his communication skills, immersed him in the heart and soul of America, and provided a bridge between his Chinese heritage and American upbringing. Chang enjoys volunteering to better his community and has served on the audit committee of Foster City and the academic committee of Financial Executives International. He is a co-founder of the Asian Business League of San Francisco and the San Francisco Chapter of OCA, a nonprofit civil rights organization. He and his wife, Susan, have two adult children and are longtime supporters of Binghamton University.
Recognized at the Division of Social Sciences Ceremony
Ann M. DeLaney received her bachelor’s degree in political science from Harpur College in 1967, and her juris doctor from Indiana University School of Law, Bloomington, in 1977. Former student government president at Binghamton, she married her husband of 43 years, Ed DeLaney, MA ’67, while he was a graduate student. DeLaney served as supervisor for felony sex offense and child abuse cases in Marion County, Indiana for five years, winning 99 percent of her 60 trials. She was the Democratic nominee for Lt. Governor of Indiana in 1984, and served as legislative assistant to Indiana Gov. Evan Bayh. The first woman to head a major political party in Indiana, DeLaney authored Politics for Dummies, and serves as a weekly panelist on Indiana Week in Review and a political roundtable program on public television. Since 1996, she has been the executive director of the Julian Center in Indianapolis, the largest domestic-violence shelter in Indiana that also operates a counseling center for the survivors of sexual assault. In 2000, she was appointed standing trustee in Chapter 13 bankruptcy by President William J. Clinton, a position she continues to hold today. In 2001, with her daughter Kathleen, she founded DeLaney & DeLaney, LLC, a law firm specializing in civil litigation. Last November, DeLaney participated on the BOLD IDEAS. BRILLIANT CAREERS program at Lincoln Center as part of Harpur College’s 60th anniversary celebration. Most recently, she served on the 2011 NCAA Women’s Final Four Committee held in Indianapolis. She and Ed have three children — one doctor, two lawyers — and seven grandchildren.
Recognized at the Division of Science and Mathematics Ceremony
Kenneth J. Roth graduated from Harpur College with a bachelor’s degree in biology in 1978. After completing his medical degree at SUNY Buffalo in 1983, he moved to California and in 1986 completed his training in internal medicine at the University of California, San Diego. In 1989, he helped create a new, independent practitioners’ association called Sharp Community Medical Group (SCMG), which today serves 150,000 patients throughout San Diego County. In his position as vice president of SCMG, Roth worked with IBM to implement a health information exchange, and with the Center for Medicare Services to address more cost-effective models of delivering healthcare. He is also founder and CEO of San Diego Internal Medical Associates (SDIMA), a primary-care outpatient practice providing internal medicine, pediatrics and sports medicine services to the San Diego community. As one of the first hospitalists in the area, specializing in the care of hospitalized patients, he founded a group called San Diego Hospital Associates to provide high-quality, cost-effective hospital-based care to the patients at Sharp Memorial Hospital. As a physician leader, he served as chair of the Department of Internal Medicine at Sharp Memorial prior to being elected chief of staff. Roth has served for the past 10 years on the parent board of Sharp Health Care, which oversees four hospital campuses, two medical groups, an insurance company and a foundation. In 2000, Sharp Health Care embarked on the “Sharp Experience,” an organizational effort to make it “the best place to work, the best place to practice medicine and the best place to receive health care.” In April 2008, President George W. Bush awarded Roth and Sharp’s executive leadership team the Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Achievement Award for outstanding organizational improvement.
Last Updated: 6/3/15