Board of Overseers

The Board of Overseers of the School of Arts and Sciences is an advisory body to the Dean of the School and members of the administrative cabinet and serves as a vital channel of communication with the President and the Trustees on the activities of the School. The board meets regularly with the dean and other representatives of the School and the University in order to consider the long-range goals and priorities of the School.

Members are drawn from the community of Penn alumni, current parents, and non-affiliated friends and represent diverse fields, professions, and communities. Overseers are expected to support, foster, encourage, and promote the role of a liberal arts education at the University of Pennsylvania, both on campus and in the broader external community.

  • David Abrams

    C’83, parent
    Managing Partner, Founder & President
    Abrams Capital, LLC

  • Anilesh Ahuja

    C’89, parent
    Founder, Chief Executive Officer, Chief Investment Officer, and Portfolio Manager
    Premium Point Investments LP

  • Laura Alber

    C'90, parent
    President and Chief Executive Officer
    Williams-Sonoma, Inc.

  • Jonathan Avnet

    C’71, parent
    Producer, Director
    Brooklyn Films

  • Adam Bernstein

    W’85, parent
    President & Chief Executive Officer
    The Bernstein Companies

  • Mitchell Blutt, MD

    C’78, M’82, WG’87
    Chief Executive Officer
    Consonance Capital

  • Hayley Boesky, Ph.D.

    C88, PAR20
    Managing Director
    Bank of America Merrill Lynch

  • Sharie Brown, Esquire

    C79 G79
    Partner
    Troutman Sanders LLP

  • David Brush

    C’82, parent
    Managing Partner, European Property Group
    Brookfield Asset Management Inc.

  • Nelson Chai

    C'87, parent
    President
    CIT Group Inc.

  • William Constantine

    (Emeritus)
    C’66, WG’68, parent

    Managing Director
    19/19 Investment Counsel

  • Victor Haghani

    PAR’16, PAR18
    Founder
    Elm Partners LLC

  • Fritzi Hallock

    C’83, W’83, parent
    Principal
    The Greenland Corporation

  • Jamie Handwerker

    C’83, parent
    Senior Vice President, Principal
    Cramer Rosenthal McGlynn, LLC

  • Richard Horowitz

    C’83, parent
    President, Chief Operations Officer
    RAF Industries, Inc.

  • Henry Jackson

    C’86, W’86, parent
    Co-Founder, Chief Executive Officer, Managing Partner
    OpCapita LLP

  • James Johnson

    C’74, L’77
    General Counsel
    Loop Capital

  • Sheryl Drangel Kaye

    W’86, parent
    New York, NY

  • Paul Kelly

    (Emeritus)
    C'62, WG’64, parent

    President and Chief Executive Officer
    Knox & Co.

  • William Kussell

    C’80, parent
    Operating Partner
    Advent International

  • Joseph Landy

    W'83
    Co-President and Partner
    Warburg Pincus LLC

  • Eric Levin

    C'92
    Vice Chairman
    Gold Coast Beverage Distributors

  • Daniel Levy

    C'87, W'87, parent
    Managing Partner
    Khronos, LLC

  • Carol Sutton Lewis

    C’80, parent
    Co-Founder
    Ground Control Parenting

  • Michael Lowenstein

    C’80, parent
    Co-Founder and Co-President
    Kensico Capital Management

     

  • Gillian Miniter

    C’90, parent
    New York, NY

  • Andrea Mitchell

    Board Chair
    CW’67
    Chief Foreign Affairs Correspondent
    National Broadcasting Company

  • Steven Nichtberger, MD

    C’83, W’83
    Chairman and Chief Executive Officer
    ControlRad Systems, Inc

  • Dhananjay Pai

    W’83, parent
    President & Chief Operating Officer
    P. Schoenfeld Asset Managment

  • James Perry

    C’82
    Managing Director
    Madison Dearborn Partners, Inc.

  • Michael Price

    Board Vice Chair
    W’79
    Senior Managing Director
    Evercore Partners, Inc.

  • Lorraine Carrady Quinn

    CW’73, parent
    Executive Vice President, Real Estate
    Caribbean Cinemas

  • Ramanan Raghavendran

    ENG’89, W’89, LPS’13
    Chairman
    Amasia

  • John Reinsberg

    C’78, parent
    Deputy Chairman
    Lazard Asset Management LLC

  • Gary Rose

    (Emeritus)
    C’67, parent
    Retired Partner
    Goldman Sachs & Co.

  • Rich Ross, Esquire

    C’83
    Group President
    Discovery Channel, Animal Planet, and Science Channel

  • Ivan Ross, Esquire

    (Ex-officio, Herbert D. Katz Center for the Advanced Judaic Studies Board Chair)
    W’83, parent
    Co-Founder
    Ardea Partners LLC

  • Julie Seaman

    C’86, parent
    Associate Professor
    Emory University School of Law

  • Alan Waxman

    C’97
    Partner
    Texas Pacific Group

  • Paul Williams

    (Emeritus)
    W'67, parent
    Managing Director

    Nuveen Investments