Practice Makes Perfect

Get in shape for the national elections by doing your duty as a Harvard citizen first. Ballots listing candidates for Overseer and for elected...

Get in shape for the national elections by doing your duty as a Harvard citizen first. Ballots listing candidates for Overseer and for elected director of the Harvard Alumni Association will arrive in mid April and must be returned by noon on June 2 to be counted. All Harvard degree holders are eligible to vote. The following list of nominees was up to date as of February 2; all were selected by the HAA's nominating committee.


For Overseer (six-year term, five to be elected)*:

Aida Alvarez '71. Washington, D.C. Small Business Administration.

Franklin Hobbs IV '69, M.B.A. '73. New York City. Advisor and former chair, Warburg, Dillon, Read.

Andrew K. Ludwick '67, M.B.A. '69. Palo Alto, Cal. Founder, former president, and CEO, Bay Networks Inc.; private investor.

M. Lee Pelton, Ph.D. '84; A.B. '74 Wichita State University. Salem, Ore. President, Willamette University.

Barbara Schultz Robinson, HRPBA '52; A.B. '51 Wellesley College. Columbus, Ohio. Chair, Ohio Arts Council.

Patti B. Saris '73, J.D. '76. Boston. U.S. district court judge.

Steven A. Schroeder, M.D. '64; A.B. '60 Stanford University. Princeton, N.J. President and CEO, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.

Anne M. Sweeney, Ed.M. '80; A.B. '79 College of New Rochelle. Los Angeles. President, Disney/ABC Cable Networks and Disney Channel.


For HAA Director (three-year term, six to be elected)**:

Scott C. Collins '87, J.D. '90. Boston. Principal, Summit Partners.

Victoria Hamilton '75, M.B.A. '79. New York City. Acting COO, Source Media, Inc.; Principal, Washington Advisory Group.

F. Barton Harvey '71, M.B.A. '74. Baltimore. Chair and CEO, The Enterprise Foundation.

Walter H. Morris Jr. '73, M.B.A. '75. Washington, D.C. Senior manager, Ernst & Young.

Felicia D. Phillips, S.B. '88. Atlanta. Sales operations manager, BellSouth Business.

Eva M. Plaza '80; J.D. '84 Boalt Hall School of Law, University of California, Berkeley. Washington, D.C. Assistant secretary for fair housing and equal opportunity, U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development.

Susan M. Williams '77, J.D. '81. Albuquerque, N.M. Partner, Williams, Janov & Cooney, PC.

Barbara J. Wu, Ph.D. '81; A.B. '75 Smith College. Chicago. Homemaker.

John C. Yoo '89; J.D. '92 Yale Law School. Berkeley, Cal. Professor, Boalt Hall School of Law, University of California, Berkeley.

*Nominations of one or more additional Overseer candidates may be made in each year by holders of Harvard degrees. Such nominations must be made on an official nomination form furnished by the Secretary of the Board upon request to qualified applicants, and for 2000 had to contain at least 264 valid signatures. Such nominations, addressed to the Secretary of the Board, had to be filed at his office, 17 Quincy Street, Cambridge 02138, by 5 p.m. on February 10, 2000.

**Additional nominations for HAA elected director may be made by certificate, signed by regular members of the association in number not less than three-quarters of one percent of the average votes cast in the previous three elections. For the 2000 election, the number of signatures needed was 254. Such nominating certificates had to be filed at the office of the association, Wadsworth House, Cambridge 02138, by 5 p.m. on February 10, 2000.


You might also like

The Roman Empire’s Cosmopolitan Frontier

Genetic analysis reveals a culture enriched from both sides of the Danube.

Tobacco Smoke and Tuberculosis

Harvard researchers illuminate a longstanding epidemiological connection. 

Discourse and Discipline

Harvard’s Faculty of Arts and Sciences broaches two tough topics.

Most popular

Yesterday’s News

Headlines from Harvard’s history

Chiara String Quartet

The Chiara String Quartet are Harvard's current Blodgett Artists-in-Residence.

Storytelling Scholar

Marie Rutkoski blends sixteenth-century history with fantasy in The Cabinet of Wonders, a new novel for young adults.

More to explore

Illustration of a box containing a laid-off fossil fuel worker's office belongings

Preparing for the Energy Transition

Expect massive job losses in industries associated with fossil fuels. The time to get ready is now.

Apollonia Poilâne standing in front of rows of fresh-baked loaves at her family's flagship bakery

Her Bread and Butter

A third-generation French baker on legacy loaves and the "magic" of baking

Illustration that plays on the grade A+ and the term Ai

AI in the Academy

Generative AI can enhance teaching and learning but augurs a shift to oral forms of student assessment.