May. 28, 2011
Undergraduate student and alumni elected as trustees
Seven new members to the Cornell University Board of Trustees were recently elected, with terms beginning July 1.
They are: Alexander William Bores '13, student trustee; Gregory Galvin, M.S. '82, Ph.D. '84, MBA '93, and Rana Glasgal '87, M.Eng. '92, alumni trustees; and Douglas L. Braunstein '83, Ruben J. King-Shaw Jr. '83, Chiaki Tanuma, MPS '80, and Karen P. Zimmer '91, M.D. '98, trustees-at-large.
The Cornell Board of Trustees helps determine major policy directions for the university and has an important role in safeguarding the integrity of the university. Cornell is the only Ivy League university -- and one of the few universities across the country -- whose board includes student, faculty and staff representatives as full voting members. There are two faculty and two student trustees and one employee trustee on the 64-member board.
Bores is pursuing a Bachelor of Science degree in industrial and labor relations, with a minor in economics. Bores is president of Phi Alpha Delta. Last year, as president of Cornell Students Against Sweatshops, Bores led a campaign to uphold the Cornell Code of Conduct with regard to apparel licensees, for which he and the group were given the Sol Stetin Award for Social Justice by the American Labor Museum.
Galvin, who lives in Ithaca, is president and chief executive officer of Kionix, which he founded in 1993 to commercialize a novel micromechanical technology pioneered by Cornell researchers. He also is chairman of the board of Rheonix, which originated at Kionix in 2008 to develop technology in the molecular diagnostic industry.
Glasgal, of Palo Alto, Calif., is associate vice provost for institutional research and decision support at Stanford University. Her job has three major components: performing institutional research, learning assessment and program evaluation, and decision support services.
Braunstein, chief financial officer at JP Morgan Chase & Co., previously served as head of investment banking in the Americas, and has held other senior investment banking positions. A lawyer, Braunstein is a member of the Cornell University Council and the ILR Advisory Council and Major Gifts Committee.
King-Shaw is chairman and chief executive officer of Mansa Equity Partners, a health care private equity investment and advisory firm. He has served as a member of Cornell University Council, the Industrial and Labor Relations Advisory Council and the Cornell Black Alumni Association. He is past president of the board of directors of the Cornell Club of Greater Miami and the Florida Keys.
Tanuma is president and chief executive officer of Green House Group, a holding company for 35 companies, operating hotels, restaurants and takeout shops in Asia. Tanuma has served two terms in Cornell University Council, is a member of the School of Hotel Administration's Advisory Council and is regional vice president of Cornell Hotel Society Japan and president of the Cornell Club of Japan. (His term will begin Jan. 1, 2012; Tanuma will fill the trustee vacancy that will be left by board chair Peter Meinig '61, who will step down from his post Dec. 31, 2011.)
Zimmer is the clinical director for ECRI Institute Patient Safety Organization, a nonprofit health services research agency. A pediatrician, Zimmer has served as a Cornell University Council member, the Class of 1991's Cornell Fund representative and a Major Gifts committee member. She is the Class of 1991 Reunion Campaign co-chair and member of the Dean's Circle for Weill Cornell Medical College.
The board also re-elected John A. Noble, Lubna Suliman Olayan, Lisa Skeete Tatum and Michael J. Zak.
The undergraduate and graduate student trustees serve two-year terms, and they are elected in alternate years. The terms for the alumni trustees are four years.