Distributed November 9, 2000
For Immediate Release
News Service Contact: Mark Nickel

Two selection committees led the search for Brown’s 18th president

The trustees and fellows of the Brown Corporation have selected Brown presidents for more than two centuries. The Brown Charter of 1764 specifically charges them with that responsibility.

The Brown Charter of 1764 charges members of the Brown Corporation with the selection of the president. In practice, the Corporation’s selection committee worked jointly with an advisory committee of faculty, students and staff. The Corporation committee, chaired by the chancellor, included:

Nancy L. Buc ’65, attorney and partner in Buc & Beardsley, Washington, D.C.;
Elizabeth Z. Chace ’59, co-founder of Residential Properties Ltd., Providence, R.I.;
Spencer R. Crew ’71, director, the National Museum of American History, Washington D.C.;
Timothy C. Forbes ’76, chief operating officer of Forbes Inc., New York;
H. Anthony Ittleson ’60, president of the Ittleson Foundation, Great Neck, N.Y.;
Artemis A. W. Joukowsky ’55, chancellor emeritus, Providence, R.I.;
Marie J. Langlois ’64, partner in Phoenix Investment Management, Providence, R.I.;
Frederick Lippitt, chairman of the Providence Plan, Providence, R.I.;
Matthew J. Mallow ’64, partner in Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom of New York;
Steven L. Rattner ’74, deputy chairman of Lazard Freres & Co. LLC, New York;
Stephen Robert ’62, chairman of Robert Capital Management LLC, New York;
Charles M. Rosenthal, a partner of the First Manhattan Co., New York;
Charles M. Royce ’61, president of The Royce Funds, New York;
Anita Spivey ’74, attorney in private practice, Denville, N.J.;
Wendy J. Strothman ’72, executive vice president of Houghton Mifflin Co., Boston;
Jerome C. Vascellaro ’74, senior director of McKinsey & Company, New York;
Alva O. Way ’51, chancellor emeritus, chairman IBJ Whitehall Bank & Trust Co., New York.

The campus advisory committee included five faculty members appointed by the Faculty Executive Committee; one medical faculty member appointed by the Medical Faculty Executive Committee; two administrators, one appointed by the president and the other by the Staff Advisory Committee; one graduate student appointed by the Graduate Student Council; one medical student appointed by the Medical Student Senate; and three undergraduate students appointed by the Undergraduate Council of Students:

Mari Jo Buhle, professor of American civilization (chair);
Lina Fruzzetti, professor of anthropology (vice chair);
Peter Heywood, professor of molecular and cellular biology and biochemistry;
Brad Marston, associate professor of physics;
Karen Newman, professor of comparative literature;
Fred Schiffman, M.D., professor of medicine;
Perry Ashley, associate dean of the College;
Jill Lawlor, chair of the Staff Advisory Committee;
Kevin Cloud, graduate student representative;
Jason Rogart, medical student representative;
Emily Chatterjee, undergraduate student representative;
Lerin R. Kol, undergraduate student representative;
Gabriel I. Kuriloff, undergraduate student representative.


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