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
    Founder & President
    Abrams Capital

  • Jonathan Avnet

    C’71, parent
    Producer, Director
    Brooklyn Films

  • Adam Bernstein

    W’85 PAR14
    President & CEO
    Bernstein Companies

  • Mitchell Blutt

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

  • David Brush

    C’82, parent
    Global Opportunities Fund, RREEF

  • Nelson Chai

    CIT Financial Corporation

  • Kunho Cho

    C’75, parent

    Chairman, Asia
    Millennium Management LLC

  • William Constantine

    C’66, WG’68, parent

    Managing Director
    Legg Mason Investment Counsel

  • Lori Fife

    C’80, parent
    Weil, Gotshal & Manges, LLP

  • Sarah Fuller

    CW’71, parent
    Decision Resources, Inc.

  • Frieda Hallock

    C’83, W’83
    The Greenland Corporation

  • Jamie Handwerker

    Senior Vice President, Principal
    Cramer Rosenthal McGlynn, LLC

  • Alan Hassenfeld

    Hassenfeld Family Initiatives

  • 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

    WG’64, parent

    President and Chief Executive Officer
    Knox & Co.

  • William Kussell

    Operating Partner
    Advent International

  • Eric Levin

    Vice Chairman
    Gold Coast Beverage Distributors

  • Carol Sutton Lewis

    C’80, PAR’17
    Ground Control Parenting

  • Michael Lowenstein

    C’80, PAR’13, PAR’16, PAR’17
    Co-Founder and Co-President
    Kensico Capital Management


  • Gillian Miniter

    New York, NY

  • Steven Nichtberger

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

  • Dhananjay Pai

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

  • James Perry

    Managing Director
    Madison Dearborn Partners, Inc.

  • Michael Price

    Senior Managing Director
    Evercore Partners, Inc.

  • Lorraine Quinn

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

  • Mark Rachesky

    Founder and President
    MHR Fund Management, LLC

  • Ramanan Raghavendran

    ENG’89, W’89, LPS’13
    Managing Partner
    Kubera Partners, LLC

  • John Reinsberg

    C’78, parent
    Deputy Chairman
    Lazard Asset Management

  • 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

  • David Weigle

    Swan Engineering & Machine Company

  • Paul Williams

    W'67, PAR'03
    Managing Director

    Nuveen Investments

  • Richard Wolf

    C’69, parent
    President and Executive Producer

    Wolf Films, Inc.