Former Shell Oil exec joins Husson board of trustees

Posted Nov. 23, 2011, at 12:39 p.m.
Thomas V. Barrows
Thomas V. Barrows

BANGOR, Maine — Thomas V. Barrows has joined Husson University’s board of trustees, the university has announced.

Barrows, of Farmington and Venice, Fla., is a 1966 graduate of Husson College, according to a press release issued Tuesday.

“We are very fortunate to have Tom join the Board of Trustees,” Husson President Robert Clark said. “Tom is one of our most outstanding graduates. The experience he has gained as both a leader in business and in his community service endeavors is going to greatly benefit our current generation of Husson students.”

Barrows’ entire professional career was spent with Shell Oil Co., based in Houston, Texas. He began working as a sales representative in retail marketing for the firm in Portland. Over the next 34 years he held senior management positions with Shell and its subsidiaries.

In addition to his bachelor’s degree in business administration from Husson, Barrows did postgraduate work at the University of Maine, the University of Connecticut, the University of Houston and Cornell University in Ithaca, N.Y.

His community service work includes being a certified volunteer counselor for the Texas State Prison System and a volunteer with the Multiple Sclerosis Society for more than 35 years. He has held several volunteer leadership and board positions in Venice Fla., where he has a winter residence.

“Tom’s enthusiasm for Husson is contagious,” board of trustees Chairman Dick Trott, a 1965 Husson College graduate, said in the press release. “His successful career in business and community service, along with his passion for this university, ensures he is going to play a very active role in the many strategic initiatives we are working toward as a board.”

Barrows and his wife, Joyce, have been married for more than 50 years. They have three children, two daughters and a son, and six grandchildren.

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