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MIT elects 10 members, one officer to Corporation

The Corporation of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology-MIT's board of trustees-elected one life member, nine term members and an officer at its quarterly meeting Friday, May 27, held just before the Institute's Commencement Exercises.

The names of those elected, some of whom have served previously, were announced by Dr. Paul E. Gray, Chairman of the Corporation.

Elected to life membership was Alexander V. d'Arbeloff, chairman and president of Teradyne, Inc., Boston. Mr. d'Arbeloff, who received the SB in management from MIT in 1949, co-founded Teradyne, Inc., a leading manufacturer of automatic test equipment and interconnection systems for the electronics industry, in 1960. He has been a Corporation member since 1989.

Elected to five-year term memberships were:

James A. Champy, chairman, Computer Sciences Corporation, Cambridge.

Mr. Champy received SB and SM degrees in civil engineering from MIT, in 1963 and 1965 respectively, and a JD degree from the Boston College Law School. A management consultant and authority on business reengineering, he is co-author of Reengineering the Corporation: A Manifesto for Business Revolution. He served as executive vice president of the MIT Alumni/ae Association from 1974 to 1978. (Alumni/ae Association Nominee)

Edie N. Goldenberg, professor of political science and public policy and dean of the College of Literature, Science and the Arts at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI.

Dean Goldenberg received the SB in political science from MIT in 1967, and a master's degree and PhD from Stanford University. She has published widely in the areas of the relationship between the media and public affairs, political campaigns and election analysis, civil service reform and on press portrayals of the gender gap. She has been dean of the University of Michigan's largest academic unit, with more than 800 faculty members and 17,000 students, for five years.

Richard A. Jacobs, president of Richard A. Jacobs, Ltd., Northbrook, IL.

Mr. Jacobs received the SB in industrial management from MIT in 1956 and an MBA from Roosevelt University. He has been president of his own consulting firm since 1992 and he also serves as counsel/senior vice president of A.T. Kearney, Inc., global management consultants. He is the author of several books on organization and business strategy. He has served this past year as an ex officio member of the Corporation by virtue of being president of the MIT Association of Alumni and Alumnae for 1993-94. (Alumni/ae Association Nominee.)

Judy C. Lewent, senior vice president and chief financial officer, Merck & Co., Inc., Whitehouse Station, NJ.

Ms. Lewent, a graduate of Goucher College and recipient of a master's degree from the MIT Sloan School of Management in 1972, joined Merck in 1980. She now is responsible for worldwide financial and public affairs matters and is a member of the chairman's staff, a senior management group.

Patrick J. McGovern, chairman and chief executive officer, International Data Group, Inc. Boston.

Mr. McGovern, who received the SB in biology from MIT in 1959, founded IDG in 1964. A privately held company, it is now the world's largest supplier of information services on information technology, publishing 200 magazines and newspapers in 52 countries. The company also conducts information technology research, holds expositions and conferences, publishes computer books and provides training services. Mr. McGovern was first elected as a term member of the Corporation in 1989.

A. Neil Pappalardo, president of Medical Information Technology (Meditech), Westwood, MA.

Mr. Pappalardo received the SB degree in electrical engineering from MIT in 1964 and following graduation, pursued his interest in clinical computing at Massachusetts General Hospital. He founded Meditech, one of the earliest software companies, in 1968, and has guided it to become a leading supplier of information systems to hospitals.

Peter M. Saint Germain, advisory director, Morgan Stanley & Co., Inc., New York.

Mr. Saint Germain received the SB degree in general science from MIT in 1949 (Class of 1948). He joined the investment banking firm of Morgan Stanley & Co., Inc., in 1955, became a partner in 1968 and a managing director in 1970. When he retired from active employment, he was elected an advisory director in 1982. He was elected to his first term on the MIT Corporation in 1989 and he served as president of the Association of Alumni and Alumnae in 1991-92. (Alumni/ae Association Nominee.)

Richard P. Simmons, chairman and chairman of the Executive Committee of Allegheny Ludlum Corp., Pittsburgh.

Mr. Simmons, who received the SB in materials science and engineering from MIT in 1953, began his career with Allegheny Ludlum Corporation and returned there in 1968 after holding management positions with Republic Steel Corporation and Latrobe Steel. In 1980 he and other key management employees, along with private investors, purchased the company. He became chairman in 1986 and in 1987, the company once again became a public corporation. Mr. Simmons was first named to the Corporation in 1989.

Mark Y. Wang of Belmont, MA, elected effective October 1, 1994.

Mr. Wang received the SB degree in both mathematics and physics from MIT in 1987, and expects to receive the PhD in physics in September 1994. He has been involved in a wide range of MIT activities, among them: MIT symphony violinist, teaching assistant, associate freshman advisor, editor of "True GRiT," the monthly tutor newsletter; author of "Baker House," a residential guide; and graduate resident tutor. He was a National Science Foundation graduate fellow in 1988-91. He received the MIT Orloff UROP Award from the Department of Physics in 1986; the William L. Stewart, Jr., Award for outstanding contributions to extracurricular activities and events in 1992 and 1993; and the Karl Taylor Compton Prize in 1994, given to recognize outstanding contributions in promoting high standards of achievement and good citizenship within the MIT community. Mr. Wang will join the Rand Corporation (Santa Monica, CA) as an analyst in August. (Nominee from Recent Classes.)

Also serving on the Corporation in 1994-95, as an ex officio member, will be the incoming president of the Association of Alumni and Alumnae, R. Gary Schweikhardt, president of Washington Biotechnology Funding, Inc., of Seattle, a venture/seed capital and consulting company. Mr. Schweikhardt received BS and MS degrees in mechanical engineering from the University of Washington and a master's degree in management from the MIT Sloan School of Management in 1973.

The Corporation will have a new secretary, Kathryn A. Willmore, effective June 1. Ms. Willmore succeeds Constantine B. Simonides, who died April 24. Ms. Willmore also has been appointed as secretary of the Executive Committee. She has been director of Public Relations Services since 1986 and executive assistant to the president since 1981, and will continue to hold both these posts.

As of July 1, the Corporation will be comprised of 76 distinguished leaders in education, science, engineering and industry. Of the 76, 25 are currently life members. In addition, 22 individuals are life members emeriti, participating in meetings but without a vote.

The Corporation includes these ex officio members (effective July 1): the chairman, Dr. Gray (MIT, 1954); President Charles M. Vest; Vice President and Treasurer Glenn P. Strehle (MIT, 1958); Secretary Kathryn A. Willmore; the president of the Alumni/ae Association, R. Gary Schweikhardt (MIT, 1973); Massachusetts Governor William F. Weld; Paul J. Liacos, the Chief Justice of the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court; and Robert V. Antonucci, Massachusetts Commissioner of Education.

In addition to standing committees and committees of annual recurrence, the MIT Corporation appoints 26 visiting committees, which provide critical counsel to academic departments, and to certain major activities. Each visiting committee is chaired by an MIT trustee and includes several Corporation members as well as alumni and other professionals. In all, more than 400 individuals participate in the Corporation Visiting Committees.

A version of this article appeared in the June 1, 1994 issue of MIT Tech Talk (Volume 38, Number 35).

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