Harvard names new leaders to Board of Overseers

Thursday, March 28, 2019 - 06:50 in Mathematics & Economics

Michael Brown ’83, J.D. ’88, CEO and co-founder of the public-service organization City Year, has been elected president of Harvard University’s Board of Overseers for the 2019­–20 academic year. Lesley Friedman Rosenthal ’86, J.D. ’89, chief operating officer of The Juilliard School, will serve as vice chair of the board’s executive committee for the same term. Both elected as Overseers in 2014, Brown and Rosenthal will serve in the board’s top leadership roles for the final year of their six-year terms. They will succeed Susan L. Carney ’73, J.D. ’77, a federal appeals court judge, and Gwill E. York ’79, M.B.A. ’84, co-founder and managing director of Lighthouse Capital Partners. “Our Board of Overseers plays a vital role in assuring Harvard’s constant commitment to the ideals of truth, excellence, and opportunity,” said University President Larry Bacow. “Michael Brown and Lesley Rosenthal embody the leadership and dedication that our Overseers bring to the work...

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