Six new members began four-year terms on the University’s Board of Trustees July 1:

BETH COBERT ’80 served as President Barack Obama’s acting director of the Office of Personnel Management and is now chief executive officer of Skillful, a company that helps connect Americans to job opportunities in the digital age.

YAN HUO *94 is managing partner and chief investment officer of Capula Investment Management. He is also a trustee of Fudan University in Shanghai, China.

ANN KIRSCHNER *78 is a professor and special adviser to the chancellor for strategic partnerships at the City University of New York. She writes about innovation and technology in higher education and has published two books.

MELANIE LAWSON ’76 is a journalist and TV news anchor with KTRK-TV in Houston. A former Wall Street attorney, Lawson has won three Emmys for her reporting.

LAURA BILODEAU OVERDECK ’91 is the founder of Bedtime Math, a nonprofit that aims to help children love math. She is also chair of the Overdeck Family Foundation, which supports math and science education reform.

ACHILLE TENKIANG ’17 was elected as young alumni trustee. A winner of the Henry Richardson Labouisse ’26 Prize, Tenkiang will travel to Nairobi for his fellowship to explore how urban refugees can “use artistic methods to navigate urban life, reclaim their own narratives, and empower their communities.” 

Leaving the board June 30 were Victoria Baum Bjorklund ’73, Denny Chin ’75, Steven Leach ’82, Kanwal Matharu ’13, Margarita Rosa ’74, and Sheryl WuDunn *88.