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Five Harvard Overseers elected

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Harvard Alumni Association president announces results following Commencement

The president of the Harvard Alumni Association announced the results of the annual election of new members of the Harvard Board of Overseers. The results were released at the annual meeting of the association following the University’s 364th Commencement. The five newly elected Overseers are:

R. Martin Chávez, New York
Chief information officer and partner, The Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. He graduated from Harvard in 1985 with an A.B. and S.M. in computer science. He also holds a Ph.D. in medical information science from Stanford University (1990).

Fernande R. V. Duffly, Boston
Associate justice, Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court. After graduating from the University of Connecticut (B.A. 1973), she received her J.D. from Harvard Law School in 1978.

Brian Greene, New York
Professor of Physics and Mathematics, Columbia University. He is a graduate of Harvard College (A.B. 1984) and holds a D.Phil. in physics from the University of Oxford (1986).

Beth Y. Karlan, Los Angeles
Director, Women’s Cancer Program, Samuel Oschin Comprehensive Cancer Institute; director, Division of Gynecologic Oncology, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Cedars-Sinai Medical Center; and professor of obstetrics and gynecology, David Geffen School of Medicine, University of California, Los Angeles. She is a graduate of Harvard College (A.B. 1978) and Harvard Medical School (M.D. 1982).

John Silvanus Wilson Jr., Atlanta
President, Morehouse College. An alumnus of Morehouse (B.A. 1979), he went on to receive degrees from Harvard Divinity School (M.T.S. 1981) and the Harvard Graduate School of Education (Ed.M. 1982, Ed.D. 1985).

The five Overseers were elected for six-year terms. They were chosen from a slate of eight candidates, who were nominated by a Harvard Alumni Association committee in accordance with the election rules. Harvard degree holders cast 26,400 ballots in the election.

The primary function of the Board of Overseers is to encourage the University to maintain the highest attainable standards as a place of learning. Drawing on the diverse experience and expertise of its members, the Board exerts broad influence over the University’s strategic direction, provides essential counsel to the University’s leadership on priorities and plans, has the power of consent to certain actions such as the election of Corporation members, and directs the visitation process by which a broad array of Harvard schools and departments are periodically reviewed.

HAA elected directors announced

The following six alumni have been elected as directors of the Harvard Alumni Association, to serve for three years each:

Paige Ennis, M.P.A. ’10
Vice president, Office of External Relations, Atlantic Council
Washington, D.C.

Ellen M. Guidera, M.B.A. ’86
Investor and director, Portillo Ski Center and Tierra Hotels
Santiago, Chile

Andrew Herwitz ’83 magna cum laude, J.D. ’90 cum laude
President, The Film Sales Co.
New York

Sharon E. Jones ’77 cum laude, J.D. ’82
President and chief executive officer, O-H Community Partners

Tracy “Ty” Moore II ’06 cum laude
Co-founder, MindBlown Labs
Oakland, Calif.

Ariel Zwang ’85 cum laude, M.B.A. ’90
CEO, Safe Horizon
New York