Don M. Randel ’62 *67
President Emeritus, Andrew W. Mellon Foundation and the University of Chicago
Don M. Randel, a prominent musicologist who trained as a music historian at Princeton, served as president of the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation from 2006 to 2013 and president of the University of Chicago from 2000 to 2006. He was named chairman of the board of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences in 2013. He also served on the faculty of Cornell University for 32 years, where he chaired the Department of Music and served as provost and as dean of the College of Arts and Sciences. He is the editor of The Harvard Dictionary of Music, The Harvard Biographical Dictionary of Music, and The Harvard Concise Dictionary of Music and Musicians. He serves on the boards of the Carnegie Corporation of New York, Carnegie Hall, the Lyric Opera of Chicago, and CNA Financial.