|Nicole S. Arnaboldi||David W. Leebron||Sunshik Min|
|Michael Brown||Jane Lubchenco||Lesley Friedman Rosenthal|
|James E. K. Hildreth||Michael M. Lynton|
Nicole Arnaboldi has used her investment acumen in the service of children, education, and Harvard.
As vice chairman of Credit Suisse Asset Management, she manages investment activities in growing private companies globally. She also chairs the investment committee of New Yorkers for Children, a nonprofit serving children in foster care, and serves on the board of Prep for Prep, which helps promising students of color gain access to outstanding educational opportunities.
A former elected director and treasurer of the HAA, she serves on the recently formed Harvard Corporation Finance Committee. Past chair of the HAA recent graduates committee, she has served on the board of managers of the Harvard Club of New York City and on the Harvard Law School New York Advisory Council.
“Harvard faces financial challenges due to growing financial aid needs, tightening federal research spending, and the demands of a large physical footprint. It is critical for Harvard to remain at the forefront of research and teaching while continuing to open its doors to the best and brightest, whatever their background or circumstances. As an Overseer, I would dedicate myself to working on ways to help the University achieve these objectives.”
She is proud of being the mother of four sons, juggling parenting with a demanding career. Recognized by American Banker among the most powerful women in finance, she has strived to ease the path for other women through improving family friendly policies, mentoring, and networking.
She and her husband, Leo, have four sons, including Peter AB ’11.
Michael Brown is co-founder and CEO of City Year, the innovative public service corps that he and his freshman roommate started in 1988.
City Year corps members serve full-time in high-need schools to help keep students in school and on track to succeed. Nearly 20,000 City Year corps members have served since its founding, dedicating more than 26 million hours and influencing the lives of some 1.3 million children. Today, City Year operates in 25 U.S. cities, the United Kingdom, and South Africa.
“City Year is built on the belief that young people can change the world. I found my passion for civic engagement at Harvard. As an Overseer, I would like to help Harvard promote a broad range of opportunities, at the college and graduate schools, for students to deepen their civic commitment and engage in public service and social entrepreneurship.”
Named one of America’s Best Leaders by US News and World Report, he was also named Executive of the Year by NonProfit Times for his leadership role in the passage of the
Serve America Act. Before starting City Year, he served as legislative assistant to then Congressman Leon Panetta and as clerk to then Federal Judge Stephen Breyer.
A recipient of the Harvard Law School Association Award, he maintains close ties with the Harvard community, engaging with undergraduate and graduate students as a speaker and participant in numerous classes and conferences.
He and his wife, Dr. Charlotte Mao AB ’85, MD ’89, MPH ’90, have three children.
James Hildreth is Dean of the College of Biological Sciences at the University of California, Davis.
An immunologist, he has focused his research on AIDS and how to block the transmission of HIV, the human immunodeficiency virus. Before coming to UC Davis, he directed the Center for AIDS Health Disparities Research at Meharry Medical College in Tennessee, where he worked with black churches to engage the community in HIV prevention efforts. He is the author of more than 100 peer-reviewed publications and holds 11 patents. He is also a member of the Institute of Medicine and the American Society of Microbiology.
A Rhodes Scholar, he earned his doctorate from Oxford in immunology. He then joined the faculty of the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, where he rose to become full professor and associate dean, and created a summer research program for underrepresented minorities and recruited undergraduates for graduate programs.
“I believe I would bring a valuable perspective to the University in areas such as access to higher education for minorities and resource restricted families, science literacy of the public through efforts at the undergraduate level, and innovative life science pedagogy. In order to understand and address the many important issues facing us today, scientific disciplines traditionally functioning in silos have to be integrated. This integration should begin before college and extend through graduate training. I would be excited to be part of thinking through these important issues at Harvard.”
He and his wife, Phyllis King Hildreth AB ’79, have two children.
David Leebron is the President of Rice University, a leading research university located in Houston.
Under his leadership, Rice has undergone a period of rapid growth and transformation, increasing the size and diversity of its undergraduate population, expanding its physical campus, extending its international relationships, and establishing a strong presence in digital education. David also serves on the NCAA’s executive committee and its Division I board of directors.
Before coming to Rice in 2004, he was Dean of Columbia Law School. David taught and published in both international trade law and human rights.
Born in Philadelphia, David majored in history and science at Harvard College, with a focus on chemistry and German history. At Harvard Law School, he was elected President of the Harvard Law Review. He holds an honorary degree from Nankai University in Tianjin, China.
David is vice chair of Internet2, a consortium of academia, industry, and government to drive high-level internet services and innovation. He recently served on the visiting committee to Harvard Law School, and is on the boards of the IMAX Corporation, the Greater Houston Partnership, and Jacobs University Bremen.
“I would cherish the opportunity to give back to Harvard. Given my experience in five different universities, I believe I could contribute positively to Harvard in a time of significant disruption and great opportunity in higher education. In particular, I would like to address issues of internationalization, digital education, and building educational access.”
He and his wife, Yueping Sun, are the parents of two teenagers.
Jane Lubchenco is the Valley Professor of Marine Biology and Distinguished Professor of Zoology at Oregon State University.
Recipient of a MacArthur “genius award,” she is a marine ecologist and environmental scientist with an expertise in oceans and climate change. From 2009 to 2013, she served under President Obama as Under Secretary of Commerce for Oceans and Atmosphere, working to restore the oceans and America’s coasts and preparing the nation for severe weather, disasters, and climate change.
She is also co-founder of three organizations that aim to communicate scientific knowledge to the public, the media, and policy makers, as well as co-founder of a research consortium to study the ocean along the coasts of Oregon and California.
Past President of the American Association for Advancement of the Sciences, the International Council for Science, and the Ecological Society of America, she has served on the review committee for the Harvard University Center for the Environment and, early in her career, as an assistant professor in the Department of Organismic and Evolutionary Biology at Harvard.
She also serves on the board of the Environmental Defense Fund, the David and Lucile Packard Foundation, and the Nature Conservancy.
“As an environmental scientist and public servant, I am keenly aware of the challenges facing our institutions of higher learning and our society, and I want to assist in making the relevant programs and opportunities for students and faculty at Harvard as strong as possible.”
She is married to Dr. Bruce Menge, and they have one son.
Elected to a two-year Overseer term in 2012 to fill a vacancy on the Board, Michael Lynton has emerged as an influential advocate for the arts and humanities. He is now a candidate for a full-length term.
As CEO of Sony Entertainment, he guides the company’s worldwide music, film, and television operations as they adapt to dramatic changes in digital technology.
“I have greatly enjoyed my time as an Overseer and feel that I still have much to contribute. I am interested in participating in Harvard’s digital transformation with particular emphasis on the creative process. Nurturing the creative spark with financial discipline is central to what Harvard must do to be innovative and to maintain academic excellence.”
Growing up mostly in Holland, he attended Harvard College and Harvard Business School and has spent half of his working life abroad. He was President of AOL International and CEO of the Penguin Group, the world’s second largest English language book publisher. He recently joined the board of the social media start-up Snapchat.
He has served on the boards of the Public Theatre of New York, the National Book Awards, and the LA County Museum of Art. He has a keen interest in public policy and is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations.
An alumni interviewer of applicants to Harvard, he co-chaired the gift committee for his 30th reunion and received the Harvard Club of Southern California’s John Harvard Award for Outstanding Community Service.
He and his wife, Jamie Alter, have three daughters.
Devoted to educational innovation in a global context, Sunshik Min is President of YBM, an educational services company that offers print, audio, video, online content, and instructional materials and operates over 100 English language schools in Korea, Japan, and China. He is also Chairman of the Board of the Korea International School, a K–12 American curriculum preparatory school in Seoul.
“Institutions of higher learning are currently faced with major challenges from technology and globalization,” he says. “As an Overseer, I would employ my business experience and international background to advise on global issues and the application of technology inside and outside the classroom, such as with edX.”
Since earning a doctorate from Harvard Business School, he has remained active in Harvard affairs. He was a key organizer for the visits to Korea by Harvard Presidents Neil L. Rudenstine in 1998 and Drew Gilpin Faust in 2013. He is a member of Harvard Global Advisory Council, the Harvard Asia Center Advisory Committee, and the HBS Dean’s Asia Pacific Advisory Board, while serving as Regional Vice Chair of the Harvard College Parents Fund. He has served as a member of the HBS Alumni Board and as President of the HBS Club of Korea.
He was appointed an Officer of the Order of the British Empire for his contributions to relations between Korea and the United Kingdom, and has been a Visiting Scholar at the University of Tokyo.
He and his wife, Grace, have three children: Margaret AB ’12, Ji-Soo COL ’15, and Byung-Hoon COL ’18
Lesley Rosenthal is a recognized authority on nonprofit governance, law, and management. As Vice President, General Counsel & Secretary of Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts since 2005, she manages the legal functions of one of the world’s leading arts centers, counsels its 75-member governing board, and leads its government and community relations efforts. She practiced commercial law at Paul Weiss LLP in Manhattan for 13 years.
She is author of the bestselling book, Good Counsel: Meeting the Legal Needs of Nonprofits (John Wiley & Sons 2012). She has taught at Harvard, Georgetown, and University of Miami Law Schools, and served on the governing boards of the New York State Bar Association and its Foundation, among others.
A frequent lecturer and presenter at reunions and club events, she has a special interest in mentoring members of the Harvard community, deepening and informing their public service commitments. Rosenthal graduated Phi Beta Kappa in philosophy and spent her junior year abroad at Oxford. In 2010, she delivered the HLS Traphagen Distinguished Alumni Lecture. She is a member of her HLS Class Committee and was vice chair of its last four reunions. She is married to jazz pianist Ted Rosenthal and has two teenage sons.
“It would be a joy to bring together my experience in governance of large, complex institutions with my passion for Harvard. Through service as an Overseer I can help Harvard continually narrow the gap between its world-class present and its even more magnificent promise.”