Eight named to Board of Trustees
Posted June 8, 2010; 12:40 p.m.
Princeton University has named eight new members of its Board of Trustees, effective July 1. They are:
Danielle Allen, of Princeton, is the UPS Foundation Professor in the School of Social Science at the Institute for Advanced Study. Allen's scholarship focuses on justice and citizenship in ancient Athens and its application to modern America. She is the author of "The World of Prometheus: The Politics of Punishing in Democratic Athens" and "Talking to Strangers: Anxieties of Citizenship Since Brown vs. the Board of Education." She received a MacArthur Fellowship in 2001 as a faculty member at the University of Chicago. Allen earned an A.B. in classics from Princeton in 1993 and holds a Ph.D. in classics from the University of Cambridge and a Ph.D. in government from Harvard University. She is a member of the Association of Black Princeton Alumni and has served as a member of the University Center for Human Values advisory council and a regional Alumni Schools Committee.
Kim Boyle, of New Orleans, is a partner at Phelps Dunbar LLP in New Orleans, practicing in the areas of labor and employment, civil rights, constitutional law, and commercial, tort and general litigation. She is president of the Louisiana State Bar Association and in 2009 was named New Orleans CityBusiness Woman of the Year. She has co-chaired the Committee for a Better New Orleans/Metropolitan Area, is a member of the local advisory board for the United Negro College Fund and was active in rebuilding efforts in New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina. Boyle earned an A.B. in politics from Princeton in 1984 and holds a J.D. from the University of Virginia School of Law. She has served as president of the Princeton Alumni Association of New Orleans and chair of the local Alumni Schools Committee.
Henri Ford, of La Canada Flintridge, Calif., is vice president and surgeon-in-chief of the Children's Hospital of Los Angeles, and professor of surgery and vice dean for education at the Keck School of Medicine of the University of Southern California. Ford is an internationally recognized medical leader in pediatric trauma, having published hundreds of articles and winning many honors in his field. Recently he served as a member of the medical relief team deployed to his native country, Haiti, by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services following the devastating earthquake there. Ford earned his A.B. from the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs in 1980, along with certificates in African American studies, Latin American studies and science in human affairs. He holds an M.D. from Harvard Medical School. He is a member of the Association of Black Princeton Alumni.
Laura Forese, of Franklin Lakes, N.J., is senior vice president, chief operating officer and chief medical officer of New York-Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell Medical Center. A frequent speaker on management topics in medicine, Forese is a board member and medical advisory committee chair of the Matthew Larson Pediatric Brain Tumor Foundation. She earned a BSE in civil engineering with a certificate in engineering and management systems from Princeton in 1983. She holds an M.D. and a master of public health degree from Columbia University. Currently a member of the leadership council of the School of Engineering and Applied Science and a member of the New York metropolitan region steering committee for the University's Aspire fundraising campaign, she also has served on the steering committee of Princeton's Women in Leadership Initiative and is a past chair of a regional Alumni Schools Committee.
Josh Grehan, of Prince Albert, Saskatchewan, graduated this year with an A.B. from the Wilson School. Dedicated to social justice and community service activities on and off campus, he was co-president of the student advocacy group Princeton for Workers Rights; a volunteer at Springboard, a tutoring program run by the Princeton Public Library; founder of a summer rowing program for drug-addicted youth aimed at teaching teamwork, discipline and racial understanding; and a volunteer at an orphanage in West Africa. He also was co-captain of Princeton's Rugby Club and a sexual health adviser at University Health Services. A Davis United World College Scholar, Grehan was awarded the 2010 Daniel M. Sachs Class of 1960 Graduating Scholarship, one of the highest awards given to Princeton undergraduates. He will use the Sachs award to pursue postgraduate studies in economic and social history at the University of Oxford.
Brent Henry, of Chestnut Hill, Mass., is vice president and general counsel of Partners HealthCare, based in Boston. He earned an A.B. from the Wilson School in 1969. He also holds a master's degree in urban planning and a J.D. from Yale University. Henry served as an alumni trustee of Princeton from 1969 to 1973 and as a charter trustee from 1999 to 2009. A former president of the Alumni Association, he currently is a member of the advisory council for the Center for African American Studies, a member of the Association of Black Princeton Alumni, a member of a regional committee for the Princeton Prize in Race Relations and co-chair of "Connect: A Black Alumni Leadership Initiative" for the Aspire campaign. Henry also is a member of the board of the Public Welfare Foundation of Washington, D.C.
Thomas Siebel, of Woodside, Calif., is chairman of First Virtual Group, a diversified holding company with interests in commercial real estate, agribusiness, global investment management and philanthropy. He founded Siebel Systems, a global leader in application software, in 1993, and was its chairman and CEO until Siebel Systems merged with the Oracle Corp. in 2006. Also the former CEO of Gain Technology, Siebel is the author of "Taking Care of eBusiness," "Cyber Rules" and "Virtual Selling." He serves on the board of advisers of the engineering schools at Stanford University, the University of Illinois and the University of California-Berkeley, and is a director of the University of Illinois Foundation, the Hoover Institution at Stanford and the Palo Alto Medical Foundation. Siebel earned B.A., MBA and M.S. degrees from the University of Illinois-Urbana/Champaign. He is a current member of Princeton's Annual Giving Parents Fund Committee.
C. James Yeh, of Hinsdale, Ill., is senior managing director of Citadel Investment Group, a leading global financial institution with headquarters in Chicago. He earned an A.B. in physics with a certificate in engineering physics from Princeton in 1987. He also holds a master's degree and a Ph.D. in physics from University of California-Berkeley. Yeh is a member of the Asian American Alumni Association of Princeton and a regional Alumni Schools Committee. He also serves on the Aspire campaign steering committee for the Chicago region.
The Board of Trustees elected Henry to a 10-year term as a charter trustee, while it elected Allen, Forese, Siebel and Yeh for four years as term trustees. Princeton alumni elected Boyle and Ford to four-year terms as alumni trustees, and the junior, senior and two youngest alumni classes elected Grehan to a four-year term as young alumni trustee. All trustees have the same power, authority and responsibilities.
Completing their terms as trustees this year were Shelby Davis, Carl Ferenbach, Charles Gibson, Ellen Harvey, Dennis Keller, John O'Brien, Mark Siegler and Brady Walkinshaw.
The 40-member Board of Trustees is responsible for the overall direction of the University. It approves the operating and capital budgets, supervises the investment of the University's endowment and oversees campus real estate and long-range physical planning. The trustees also exercise review and approval concerning changes in major policies, such as those involving admission, as well as tuition and fees and the hiring of faculty members.