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EDUCATION

BA Wellesley College, 1976, English and Political Science
JD Indiana University School of Law, 1978

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

2011-present President, Mills College
2010–2011 Vice President and Deputy General Counsel, Specialty Legal Team, Eli Lilly and Company
2005–2009 Vice President and General Counsel, Lilly USA
2001-2005 Director, AmerUs Group Co.
1999–2005 Secretary and Deputy General Counsel, Eli Lilly and Company
1997–1999 Vice President, Law, Lilly Research Laboratories
1995–1997 Executive Director, Research Planning and Scientific Administration, Lilly Research Laboratories
1994–1995 Executive Director, Medical Research Administration, Lilly Research Laboratories
1993–1994 Director, Federal Government Relations, Eli Lilly and Company
1991–1993 Director, State Government and Community Relations, Eli Lilly and Company
1990–1991 Director, Community Relations, Eli Lilly and Company
1987–1990 Secretary and General Counsel, Advanced Cardiovascular Systems, Inc.,
a subsidiary of Eli Lilly and Company
1980–1987 Attorney, Eli Lilly and Company
1979–1980 Attorney, Pillsbury, Madison & Sutro

HIGHER EDUCATION EXPERIENCE

2012-present Member, Association of Governing Boards of Universities and Colleges Council of Presidents
2007–present Honorary Director, Indiana University Foundation
2007–present Emeritus Board Member, Indiana University School of Law Board of Visitors (Chair 2001, member since 1996)
2007-present Honorary Director, Indiana University Foundation (Director 1998-2007)
2002–present Trustee, Wellesley College Board of Trustees (Chair 2007-2011)
1990–present Member, Indiana University President’s Council
2002–2003 Member, Indiana University School of Law at Bloomington Dean Search Committee
1998–2002 Member, Wellesley College National Development & Outreach Council
1996–2007 Member, Indiana University School of Law Board of Visitors
1995–1998 Director, Wellesley College Alumnae Association

OTHER PROFESSIONAL AND VOLUNTEER ACTIVITIES

Current

2013-present Member, The Commonwealth Club of California Board of Governors
2010–present Member, WFYI Campaign Oversight Committee
2007–present Emeritus Board Member, Indianapolis Downtown Inc.
2001–present Emeritus Board Member, Women’s Fund of Central Indiana

Previous

2009–2011 Member, Economic Club of Indiana Board of Governors (President 2009-2010)
2008–2009 Vice President, Economic Club of Indiana Board of Governors
2006 Member, United Way of America Board of Trustees
2006-2011 Board Member, The Mind Trust
2006–2010 Member, Lilly Cares Foundation Board
2005 Chair, Archdiocese of Indianapolis Spirit of Service Award Event
2005–2007 Chair, Board of Directors of Indianapolis Downtown Inc. (member since 1996)
2005–2007 Member, United Way of America Women’s Leadership Council
2004 Vice-Chair, Archdiocese of Indianapolis Spirit of Service Award Event
2003-2011 Member, United Way of Central Indiana Women’s Initiative (Chair 2003-2005)
2003–2005 Chair, United Way of Central Indiana Women’s Initiative
2001 Member, Women’s Fund of Central Indiana Oversight Committee
2001-2011 Member, Board of Advisors of the Center for Urban Policy and the Environment
2001–2005 Director, AmerUs Group Co.
2000–2008 Member, Capital Improvement Board of Managers (of Marion County Indiana)
1999 Member, Bank One Advisory Board
1998-2011 Member,  United Way of Central Indiana Resource Development Committee
1998–1999 Trustee, Citizens Gas and Coke Utility
1997–2001 Director, Indianapolis Life Insurance Company
1995–2001 Director, Indy Festivals Inc.
1995–2001 Board Member, Women’s Fund of Central Indiana
1995–2000 Member, Indianapolis Committee for the Indiana University School of Law–Bloomington Capital Campaign
1995–2000 Director, Big Brothers of Greater Indianapolis
1994–1998 Member, United Way of Central Indiana Strategic Planning Committee
1993–2000 Member, Business-Government Relations Council

PUBLICATIONS

“Shielding Institutional Mission from Financial Vagaries,” Trusteeship Volume: 18 Number: 5 (September/October 2010)
“Keeping Faith with Your Educational Mission,” Trusteeship Volume: 17 Number: 5 (September/October 2009)
“Focus on Priorities Key During Economic Uncertainty,” Trusteeship Volume: 17 Number: 2 (March/April 2009)
“New Board Chair—New College President: Recipe for a Successful Working Relationship,” Trusteeship Volume: 16 Number: 4 (January/February 2008)


Memos

Hours

Monday–Friday
8:30 am–5:00 pm

President's Open
Office Hours


Contact Information

Mills Hall 109

P: 510.430.2094
F: 510.430.2256
E: president@mills.edu

Last Updated: 5/31/13