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

  • Laura Alber

    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

  • David Brush

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

  • Nelson Chai

    C'87, parent
    CIT Group Inc.

  • Kunho Cho

    C’75, parent

    Co-founding Chairman and Chief Executive Officer
    PineStreet Group

  • William Constantine

    C’66, WG’68, parent

    Managing Director
    19/19 Investment Counsel

  • Sarah Fuller

    CW’71, parent
    Decision Resources, Inc.

  • Fritzi Hallock

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

  • Jamie Handwerker

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

  • James Johnson

    C’74, L’77
    General Counsel
    Loop Capital

  • Thomas Katz

    (Ex-officio; Board Chairman, Katz Center for Advanced Judaic Studies)
    W'79, parent

    Partner & Attorney

    Katz Baskies, LLC

  • Paul Kelly

    C'62, WG’64, parent

    President and Chief Executive Officer
    Knox & Co.

  • William Kussell

    C’80, parent
    Operating Partner
    Advent International

  • Joseph Landy

    Co-President and Partner
    Warburg Pincus LLC

  • Eric Levin

    Vice Chairman
    Gold Coast Beverage Distributors

  • Daniel Levy

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

  • Carol Sutton Lewis

    C’80, parent
    Ground Control Parenting

  • Michael Lowenstein

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


  • Gillian Miniter

    New York, NY

  • 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

    Managing Director
    Madison Dearborn Partners, Inc.

  • Michael Price

    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

  • John Reinsberg

    C’78, parent
    Deputy Chairman
    Lazard Asset Management LLC

  • Gary Rose

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

  • Amy Ruben

    New York, NY

  • Julie Seaman

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

  • David Silfen

    C’66, parent
    Overseer Board Chair
    Mayfair Management Co., Inc.

  • Alan Waxman

    Texas Pacific Group

  • Paul Williams

    W'67, parent
    Managing Director

    Nuveen Investments