Five elected as Overseers

first_imgHarvard University today announced the results of the annual election of new members to the Board of Overseers.The five newly elected Overseers are:Lindsay Chase-Lansdale, Evanston, Ill.A.B. ’74, Harvard; Ph.D. ’81, University of MichiganAssociate provost for faculty and Frances Willard Professor of Human Development and Social Policy, Northwestern UniversityHelena Buonanno Foulkes, Providence, R.I.A.B. ’86, Harvard; M.B.A. ’92, HarvardPresident, CVS/pharmacy; executive vice president, CVS HealthKetanji Brown Jackson, Washington, D.C.A.B. ’92, Harvard; J.D. ’96, HarvardJudge, U.S. District Court for the District of ColumbiaAlejandro Ramírez Magaña, Mexico City, MexicoA.B. ’94, Harvard; M.Sc. ’95, University of Oxford; M.B.A. ’01, HarvardChief executive officer, CinépolisKent Walker, Palo Alto, Calif.A.B. ’83, Harvard; J.D. ’87, Stanford UniversitySenior vice president and general counsel, Google Inc.The new Overseers were elected for six-year terms. There were 13 candidates in this year’s election, eight nominated by a committee of the Harvard Alumni Association as prescribed by the election rules, and five nominated by certificates from Harvard degree holders. Degree holders cast 35,870 ballots in the election.The primary function of the Board of Overseers is to encourage the University to maintain the highest attainable standards as a place of learning.Drawing on the diverse experience and expertise of its members, the board exerts broad influence over the University’s strategic direction, provides essential counsel to the University’s leadership on priorities and plans, has the power of consent to certain actions such as the election of members of the Harvard Corporation, and directs the visitation process by which a broad array of Harvard Schools and departments are periodically reviewed.last_img read more

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