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Formally established in 1642

The Board is made up of Harvard University alumni who bring to bear their best judgment and deep commitment to Harvard’s overarching academic mission and long-term institutional interests.

Members of the Board

New members of the board are elected each spring by Harvard degree holders (other than officers of government or instruction at the University and members of the Corporation).  Aspects of their role are set forth in a statement on Expectations of Service.

Geraldine Acuña-Sunshine (2018-2024)
Boston, MA
President, Sunshine Care Foundation for Neurological Care and Research, and Senior Counsel, Bracebridge Capital

Raphael W. Bostic (2020-2026)
Decatur, GA
President and CEO, Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta

P. Lindsay Chase-Lansdale (2016-2022)
Evanston, IL
Frances Willard Professor of Human Development and Social Policy, Northwestern University

R. Martin Chávez (2015-2021)
Alford, MA
Retired Partner, Goldman Sachs

Alice Hm Chen (2019-2025)
San Francisco, CA
Chief Medical Officer, Covered California, and Professor of Medicine, University of California, San Francisco

Paul L. Choi (2017-2023)
Chicago, IL
Partner, Sidley Austin LLP

Philip Hart Cullom (2018-2024)
Gaithersburg, MD
Vice Admiral (retired), U.S. Navy

Fernande R. V. Duffly (2015-2021)
Cambridge, MA
Former Associate Justice, Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court

Janet Echelman (2019-2023)
Brookline, MA
Artist, and President of Studio Echelman

Helena Buonanno Foulkes (2016-2022)
Narragansett, RI
Former Chief Executive Officer, Hudson’s Bay Company

Brian Greene (2015-2021)
New York, NY
Professor of Physics, Professor of Mathematics, and Director, Center for Theoretical Physics, Columbia University

Carla Harris (2017-2023)
New York, NY
Vice Chair of Wealth Management, Senior Client Advisor and Managing Director, Morgan Stanley

Meredith (Max) Hodges (2018-2024)
Boston, MA
Executive Director, Boston Ballet

Marilyn Holifield (2018-2024)
Miami, FL
Partner, Holland & Knight LLP

Darienne Driver Hudson (2017-2023)
Detroit, MI
President and CEO, United Way for Southeastern Michigan

Vivian Hunt (2019-2025)
London, England
Managing Partner, McKinsey & Company, United Kingdom & Ireland

Tyler Jacks (2019-2025)
Cambridge, MA
Koch Professor of Biology and Founding Director, Koch Institute for Integrative Cancer Research, Massachusetts Institute of Technology and President, Break Through Cancer

Ketanji Brown Jackson (2016-2022)
Washington, DC
Judge, U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia

Beth Y. Karlan (2015-2021)
Los Angeles, CA
Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology, David Geffen School of Medicine at University of California at Los Angeles

John B. King, Jr. (2019-2025)
Washington, DC
President and CEO, The Education Trust

Alejandro Ramírez Magaña (2016-2022)
Mexico City, Mexico
CEO, Cinépolis

Margaret Purce (2020-2026)
Silver Spring, MD
Soccer player, United States Women’s National Team and Sky Blue FC

Yvette Roubideaux (2018-2024)
Washington, DC
Vice President for Research and Director, Policy Research Center, National Congress of American Indians

Reshma Saujani (2019-2025)
New York, NY
Founder and CEO, Girls Who Code

Thea Sebastian (2020-2026)
Washington, DC
Director of Policy, Civil Rights Corps

Tracy K. Smith (2020-2026)
Princeton, NJ
Roger S. Berlind ’52 Professor in the Humanities, Princeton University; 22nd Poet Laureate of the United States

Leslie P. Tolbert (2017-2023)
Tucson, AZ
Regents’ Professor Emerita, Department of Neuroscience, University of Arizona

Jayson Toweh (2020-2026)
Atlanta, GA
Management and Program Analyst, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

Kent Walker (2016-2022)
Mountain View, CA
Senior Vice President, Global Affairs, and Chief Legal Officer, Google LLC

John Silvanus Wilson, Jr. (2015-2021) – on leave
Cambridge, MA
Former President, Morehouse College

Lawrence S. Bacow
President, Harvard University
Ex officio

Paul J. Finnegan
Treasurer, Harvard University
Ex officio