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Right to left: Jim Spencer, Nancy Cantor, and Chester Soling

Chester Soling

Emeritus Trustee
B.AR. Architecture, 1954
Elected 1983

11051 E. Placita Cumbia
Tucson AZ 85730-8514

Chester Soling is the retired founder and senior partner of the Manhattan-based Soling Patent Company (Solico), which was involved in real estate investing, mortgage banking, retail art dealing, hotel and restaurant operations, general contracting, and computer services. Soling also has had an interest in five other companies, including the San Francisco Ship Model Gallery, a New York City gallery that sold models of famous ships.

Soling's community involvement includes serving as a member of the Scarsdale Parent Teacher Association and as a Scarsdale auxiliary policeman. He has also served as vice president of the Apartment Owners Advisory Council and was a member of the Stamford Area Commerce and Industry Association. In Williamstown, he served on several town committees and was elected a selectman.

A member of the Chancellor's Council, Soling funded the Soling Program for Qualities of Mind Development. In 1987 he donated a William Hyman harpsichord to the School of Music.

He served as president of the Syracuse University Library Associates for 10 years, and remains a trustee of that organization. He received the George Arents’ Pioneer Medal in 1980. Soling has three children, Caytha '84, Courtney, and Cevin.

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