Governance of Project Pericles

Project Pericles is governed by its Chairman and executive staff, the Board of Directors, the Presidents' Council, and the National Board of Advisors.

Board of Directors

Chair Emeritus and Founder: Eugene M. Lang (1919-2017)

Chair: Neil R. Grabois, Former Vice President, Carnegie Corporation of New York

Vice-Chair: Richard Ekman, President, Council of Independent Colleges

Treasurer: David A. Caputo, President Emeritus, Pace University 

Janet S. Dickerson, Former Vice President, Princeton University

Richard Guarasci, President, Wagner College; Chair, Project Pericles Presidents' Council

Helen Lang Suskin, Former Vice President, Pfizer

Jan R. Liss,* Executive Director, Project Pericles

Louis A. Martarano, Managing Director, L. Martarano Enterprises

Michael S. McPherson, President Emeritus, Spencer Foundation

James H. Mullen Jr.*, President, Allegheny College; Project Pericles Presidents; Council 

Vincent M. Ponzo, Startup Business Development Manager, Amazon Web Services

Lyle D. Roelofs, President, Berea College; Chair Designate, Project Pericles Presidents' Council 

Lourdes M. Rosado, Chief of the Civil Rights Bureau, New York State Office of the Attorney General

Harris L. Wofford, Former Co-Chair, America's Promise;
former U.S. Senator

*ex officio


Presidents' Council

Chair: Richard Guarasci,*Wagner College

Vice-Chair: Steven G. Poskanzer,* Carleton College

Chair Designate: Lyle D. Roelofs,* Berea College

James H. Mullen, Jr.*
Allegheny College
Clayton Spencer
Bates College
Hubert L. Grimes
Bethune-Cookman University
David L. Finegold
Chatham University
Walter M. Kimbrough
Dillard University
MaryAnn Baenninger
Drew University
Connie Ledoux Book
Elon University
George Bridges
The Evergreen State College
José Antonio Bowen*
Goucher College
Miriam Nelson 
Hampshire College
William M. Tsutsui
Hendrix College
Brian C. Rosenberg*
Macalester College
David A. Thomas
Morehouse College
Michele D. Perkins
New England College 


David E. Van Zandt
The New School
Jonathan Veitch
Occidental College
Stephen J. Friedman
Pace University
Melvin Oliver
Pitzer College
Hugh Porter
Reed College
Shirley Ann Jackson

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
William E. Troutt
Rhodes College
Tuajuanda Jordan
St. Mary's College of Maryland
Philip A. Glotzbach
Skidmore College
Valerie Smith*
Swarthmore College
Brock Blomberg
Ursinus College
Kathleen Murray
Whitman College
Julie E. Wollman
Widener University
Sarah Bolton
The College of Wooster

*(Executive Committee)



National Board of Advisors

Co-Chairs: Sen. Nancy Kassebaum Baker & Hon. Kurt L. Schmoke

  • David Baltimore
  • John Baugh
  • J. Herman Blake
  • Roger W. Bowen
  • Harry C. Boyte
  • Sen. Bill Bradley
  • Paul Brest
  • Russell L. Carson
  • Raymond G. Chambers
  • Jerome A. Chazen
  • Nadinne Cruz
  • Richard A. Detweiler
  • Christopher F. Edley, Jr.
  • Thomas Ehrlich
  • Jonathan F. Fanton
  • Nicholas H. Farnham
  • Ellen V. Futter
  • Llewellyn P. Haden, Jr.
  • Samuel L. Hayes III
  • Antonia Hernandez
  • Amb. James C. Hormel
  • Helene L. Kaplan
  • Gov. Thomas H. Kean
  • Arthur E. Levine
  • Reuben Mark
  • Elizabeth McCormack
  • Mary Patterson McPherson
  • Robert D. Putnam
  • Judith A. Ramaley
  • David M. Scobey
  • Allen P. Splete
  • Mark A. Vander Ploeg
 

 

In Memoriam

  • Allison Bernstein
  • Mario M. Cuomo
  • Clark Kerr
  • Curtis B. Gans
  • Paul Newman
  • Sen. Paul Simon

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