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The Yale Corporation

The Yale Corporation is the governing board and policy-making body for Yale. Compared to the governing boards of other educational institutions, the Yale Corporation is small and plays an unusually active role in university governance.

The Yale Corporation has nineteen members: the president of the university, who chairs the Corporation; ten successor trustees, who elect their own successors for up to two six-year terms; six alumni fellows, who are elected by the alumni for staggered six-year terms; and the governor and lieutenant governor of the State of Connecticut, ex officio. The senior fellow of the Corporation presides over the body in the president’s absence.

The Corporation meets at least five times during the year and occasionally in special session. It has 12 standing committees that also meet regularly throughout the year.

* Indicates Alumni Fellow
Jeffrey Lawrence Bewkes, '74 B.A., M.B.A.
Fellow

Jeffrey Lawrence Bewkes, ’74 B.A., M.B.A.

Jeffrey Lawrence Bewkes, '74 B.A., M.B.A.

Jeffrey L. Bewkes is chairman and chief executive officer of Time Warner Inc., which comprises Warner Bros. studios; Home Box Office (HBO and Cinemax); and CNN, TNT, TBS, and Cartoon Network.

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Joshua Bekenstein, '80 B.A., M.B.A.
Fellow

Joshua Bekenstein, ’80 B.A., M.B.A.

Joshua Bekenstein, '80 B.A., M.B.A.

Joshua Bekenstein is a managing director of Bain Capital and has many years of experience both as a senior executive of a large investment firm and as a director of companies in various business sectors.

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Maureen C. Chiquet, ’85 B.A.
Fellow

Maureen C. Chiquet, ’85 B.A.

Maureen C. Chiquet, ’85 B.A.

Maureen Chiquet is the former global chief executive officer of Chanel, where she oversaw and coordinated activities worldwide and developed the organization’s Active & Conscious Leadership initiative.

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Francisco G. Cigarroa, ’79 B.S., M.D.
Fellow*

Francisco G. Cigarroa, ’79 B.S., M.D.

Francisco G. Cigarroa, ’79 B.S., M.D.

Francisco G. Cigarroa, M.D., is a nationally renowned pediatric and transplant surgeon.

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Peter B. Dervan, ’72 B.S., Ph.D.
Fellow

Peter B. Dervan, B.S., ’72 Ph.D.

Peter B. Dervan, ’72 B.S., Ph.D.

Peter B. Dervan is the Bren Professor of Chemistry at the California Institute of Technology.

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Donna Lee Dubinsky, '77 B.A., M.B.A.
Fellow

Donna Lee Dubinsky, ’77 B.A., M.B.A.

Donna Lee Dubinsky, '77 B.A., M.B.A.

Donna Dubinsky is CEO, board chair, and co founder of Numenta, Inc., a software company creating fundamental technology designed to lead the coming era of machine intelligence.

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Charles Waterhouse Goodyear IV, '80 B.S., M.B.A.
Fellow

Charles Waterhouse Goodyear IV, ’80 B.S., M.B.A.

Charles Waterhouse Goodyear IV, '80 B.S., M.B.A.

Charles W. Goodyear IV is the president of Goodyear Capital Corporation and Goodyear Investment Company and the former chief executive officer of BHP Billiton, the world’s largest diversified resources company.

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Catharine Bond Hill,  B.A., M.A., '85 Ph.D.
Fellow*

Catharine Bond Hill, B.A., M.A., ’85 Ph.D.

Catharine Bond Hill,  B.A., M.A., '85 Ph.D.

Catharine B. Hill is president of Vassar College and a noted economist, whose research on the affordability of and access to higher education has been influential in expanding opportunities for students from all socio–economic backgrounds to attend college.

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Paul Lewis Joskow, B.A., '70 M.Phil., '72 Ph.D.
Fellow

Paul Lewis Joskow, B.A., ’70 M.Phil., ’72 Ph.D.

Paul Lewis Joskow, B.A., '70 M.Phil., '72 Ph.D.

Paul L. Joskow is president of the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation.

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William Earl Kennard, B.A., '81 J.D.
Fellow

William Earl Kennard, B.A., ’81 J.D.

William Earl Kennard, B.A., '81 J.D.

William E. Kennard is cofounder and chairman of Velocitas Partners, LLC, an asset management firm.

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Margaret Hilary Marshall, B.A., M.A., '76 J.D., '12 LL.D.
Senior Fellow

Margaret Hilary Marshall, B.A., M.A., ’76 J.D., ’12 LL.D.

Margaret Hilary Marshall, B.A., M.A., '76 J.D., '12 LL.D.

Margaret H. Marshall is a retired chief justice of the Supreme Judicial Court of Massachusetts.

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Gina Marie Raimondo, B.A., Ph.D., '98 J.D.
Fellow*

Gina Marie Raimondo, B.A., Ph.D., ’98 J.D.

Gina Marie Raimondo, B.A., Ph.D., '98 J.D.

Gina M. Raimondo is the 75th Governor of Rhode Island and the state’s first female governor.

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Emmett John Rice, Jr., '88 B.A., M.B.A.
Fellow*

Emmett John Rice, Jr., ’88 B.A., M.B.A.

Emmett John Rice, Jr., '88 B.A., M.B.A.

E. John Rice Jr. is the founder and CEO of Management Leadership for Tomorrow (MLT), a nonprofit organization that equips underrepresented minorities with skills, coaching, and relationships needed to become leaders in the corporate, nonprofit, and entrepreneurial sectors.

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Eve Hart Rice, '73 B.A., M.D.
Fellow*

Eve Hart Rice, ’73 B.A., M.D.

Eve Hart Rice, '73 B.A., M.D.

Eve Hart Rice is an author, artist, psychiatrist, and co-president and treasurer of the Rice Family Foundation.

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Kevin Patrick Ryan, '85 B.A. M.B.A.
Fellow*

Kevin Patrick Ryan, ’85 B.A. M.B.A.

Kevin Patrick Ryan, '85 B.A. M.B.A.

Kevin P. Ryan is one of the leading Internet entrepreneurs in New York, having founded and is Chairman of several businesses, including Business Insider, MongoDB, GILT and Zola.

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President Peter Salovey
President

Peter Salovey, A.B., ’86 Ph.D.

President Peter Salovey

Peter Salovey is the 23rd president of Yale University, and the Chris Argyris Professor of Psychology. His presidential term began in July 2013.

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Douglas Alexander Warner III, '68 B.A.
Fellow

Douglas Alexander Warner III, ’68 B.A.

Douglas Alexander Warner III, '68 B.A.

During his thirty-three-year career in banking and financial services, Douglas Warner rose to be chair of J.P. Morgan Chase & Co., having begun his career there upon graduating from Yale.

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Contact the Yale Corporation

Concerns or comments regarding the university may be communicated directly to the Yale Corporation through the Office of the Secretary:

The Yale Corporation
c/o The Office of the Secretary
P.O. Box 208230
New Haven, CT 06520-8230