Five alumni join board of overseers – Harvard Gazette
Five alumni were elected as new members of the Harvard University Supervisory Board and six as Trustees of the Harvard Alumni Association (HAA).
The new members of the Supervisory Board, whose terms will last until early 2027, are:
Mark J. Carney 87, magna cum laude
M.Phil. ’93, D. Phil. ’95, University of Oxford
United Nations Special Envoy for Climate Action and Finance
Former Governor, Bank of England and Bank of Canada
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
Christopher B. Howard, MBA ’03 with distinction
BS ’91, US Air Force Academy; M.Phil. 94, D. Phil. ’96, University of Oxford
President, Robert Morris University
Raymond J. Lohier Jr. ’88, cum laude
JD ’91, New York University
US Circuit Judge, US Court of Appeals for Circuit 2
Brooklyn, New York State
Megan Red Shirt-Shaw, Ed.M. 17
BA ’11, University of Pennsylvania
Director of Indigenous Student Services, University of South Dakota
Sheryl WuDunn, MBA 1986
BA 81, cum laude, Cornell University; MPA ’88, Princeton University
Journalist and author; Co-founder, FullSky Partners
Westchester, New York
There were 11 candidates for this year’s overseer election. Eight were appointed by an alumni nominating committee of which 13 voting members are appointed by the executive committee of the Harvard Alumni Association. The other three qualified for the petition ballot, having obtained the required number of signatures from eligible voters. Harvard graduates voted a total of 38,211 votes in the election.
“It will be a privilege to welcome our new colleagues to the Board, and I know their varied perspectives and experiences will serve us well,” said Helena Buonanno Foulkes ’86, MBA ’92, who will serve as Chair of the Board. for 2021. -22. “This past year has confronted Harvard with an unprecedented set of challenges, and I look forward to another academic year where Boards of Trustees can help the University emerge from the pandemic by building on the lessons learned and developing. ‘pledging to help make Harvard stronger. than ever. “
The Supervisory Board is one of two Harvard Boards, along with the President and Fellows, also known as the Company. As a central part of its work, supervisors lead the visitation process, the primary means of periodic external evaluation of Harvard schools and departments. Through its array of standing committees and the more than 50 visiting committees that report to them, the Board of Trustees monitors the quality of Harvard’s programs and ensures that the University remains true to its charter as a place of ‘learning. More generally, drawing on the diverse experience and expertise of its members, the Board advises University management on priorities, plans and strategic initiatives. He also has the power to consent to certain actions, such as the election of members of the Society.
Additional information about the group can be found on its Web page, including news and reports from the board, profiles of various overseers, and video clips from a recent conversation between the outgoing and incoming chairmen of the board on the group and its work.
The newly elected HAA directors are:
Whitney SF Baxter ’07, MBA ’11
Vice President, Head of Strategy and Group Business, MTV Entertainment Group
Brooklyn, New York State
Jane Labanowski ’17
Manager, Spaceport Development, SpaceX
Hannah Park ’13
MBA ’20, Northwestern University
Human Resources Business Partner, Curriculum Associates
Rebecca Chamian Ribaudo ’93, magna cum laude
Freelance author and writer
George Abraham Thampy ’10
MBA ’17, Stanford University
Senior Director, CareDx
Maiya Williams Verrone ’84, cum laude
TV Writer / Producer and Writer
Pacific Palisades, California.
The new directors were each elected for a three-year term. They were chosen from a list of nine candidates, nominated by the same HAA committee that nominates candidates for overseers. Harvard graduates voted 39,542 votes in the election of directors.
The HAA Board of Directors is an advisory group that actively works to support former Harvard volunteers working on behalf of the HAA. The main work of the board is focused on developing volunteer leadership and increasing and deepening alumni engagement through a range of programs that support alumni communities around the world. Over the past few years, the council’s priorities have been to raise awareness among new graduates; connecting with graduate students and alumni; public and community service; and elders’ access to intellectual content.
“The alumni leaders who make up the HAA board of directors are creative, collaborative and continually committed to learning from each other and from all alumni,” said Vanessa Liu ’96, JD ’03, new president of the association, whose term begins in July 1. “The volunteers who join us will strengthen our efforts to connect, support and empower the global community of Harvard graduates who serve their communities and carry on the centuries-old tradition of using their talents to help others. ”