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Brown Corporation elects 11 new trustees

At its May meeting, the Corporation of Brown University elected 11 new trustees and officially accepted more than $25 million in new gifts to the University. The Corporation’s Board of Fellows approved the awarding of more than 2,400 degrees at the 247th Commencement Sunday, May 24, 2015. 

At its May meeting, the Corporation of Brown University elected 11 new trustees and officially accepted more than $25 million in new gifts to the University. The Corporation’s Board of Fellows approved the awarding of more than 2,400 degrees at the 247th Commencement Sunday, May 24, 2015.
PROVIDENCE, R.I. [Brown University] — At its Commencement week meeting, May 20-22, 2015, the Corporation of Brown University elected 11 new members to its Board of Trustees, named 16 current faculty members to endowed chairs, and officially accepted more than $25 million in gifts to the University.
The Corporation, Brown University’s governing body, comprises a 12-member Board of Fellows and a 42-member Board of Trustees. The University’s Charter of 1764 reserves certain powers, including the actual awarding of Brown degrees, for the Board of Fellows. At its meeting this week, the Board of Fellows approved the awarding of more than 2,400 degrees for the University’s 247th Commencement Sunday, May 24, 2015.

 

Brian Benjamin was among the 11 elected trustees.  

Brian A. Benjamin is a 1998 Brown graduate and has an M.B.A. from Harvard Business School. He is a partner in Genesis Companies, a $220-million community-based real estate development firm that is transforming disadvantaged neighborhoods in New York and New Jersey by creating hundreds of units of high-quality, environmentally sustainable, affordable housing. Benjamin was a 2012 delegate for President Barack Obama and serves on the President’s National Finance Committee. At Brown, Benjamin has served on the board of the Brown Club of Rhode Island, chaired his fifth Reunion Gift Committee, and held leadership roles with the Brown Annual Fund and the Boldly Brown campaign.

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