Hiram College

Hiram College will induct Richard Cochran, president and CEO of the Western Reserve Land Conservancy; Larry DeYoung, trustee; Jennifer Schuller, vice president for development and alumni relations; Raymond Smiley, friend of the College; and alumnus Harry John Visser ‘74 into its Garfield Society on October 20. The Society celebrates those who have demonstrated significant professional achievements and whose efforts have substantially enriched their communities and Hiram College. Some 500 individuals have been inducted into the Garfield Society over the years.

Cochran will present the keynote address “Designing Urban Areas that Nurture Healthy People.”

Cochran is a member of the Young Presidents’ Organization (YPO)  and served as the chairman of the board of the YPO Cleveland chapter from 2013-2014. He also is a member of the Land Trust Alliance National Leadership Council. Cochran serves on the boards of the Rid All Green Partnership, America’s Conservation PAC, and the Healing Our Waters-Great Lakes Coalition. He is an officer and founder of the Western Reserve Conservation Education Fund (WRCEF) and the WRCEF PAC.