Pardee RAND Leadership

Pardee RAND Board of Governors

The role of the Pardee RAND Graduate School Board of Governors cannot be overstated. Board members serve as strategic advisors, offering not only their ideas and expertise but also, through their generous gifts, a solid financial foundation from which we can operate. They help us not just with fundraising but also with “friend-raising”—introducing others into the Pardee RAND community so that we can achieve our overarching objective to create the next generation of policy leaders. With delegated governance authority, the board reviews and oversees our budget, offers counsel to help ensure the quality of our curriculum, supports our approach to attracting and retaining the best and brightest from throughout the world, and helps us become an engine of innovation at RAND.

Members of the Board of Governors are also primary providers of scholarships, dissertations, and unrestricted funds: They understand our need for student support and flexibility—to use money where it is needed most and when opportunities arise.

List updated March 2024

James B. Lovelace (Chair)


Capital Research Global Investors

David Barclay

Partner (retired)

Capital Group Companies

Ellen D. Brown

Senior Scientist (retired)


Marcia Myers Carlucci

Board Member

National Museum of Women in the Arts

Jamestown Foundation

Washington Tennis and Education Foundation

Jane Cavalier

Founder and Chief Executive Officer

BrightMark Corporate Directioning and Brand Consulting

Alice T. Chen

Primary Care Physician

Former Executive Director

Doctors for America

Barbara Cochran

Professor Emeritus

University of Missouri School of Journalism

Susan Fuhrman

President (retired)

Teachers College

Columbia University

Francis Fukuyama


Ford Dorsey Master’s in International Policy

Freeman Spogli Institute

Stanford University



Pedro José Greer, Jr., M.D.

Professor and Founding Dean

Roseman University College of Medicine



Raynard S. Kington

Head of School

Phillips Academy, Andover



Ira W. Krinsky

Senior Client Partner, Retired

Korn Ferry

William E. Mayer

Cofounder and Partner

Park Avenue Equity Partners

Soledad O'Brien


Founder and Chief Executive Officer

Soledad O'Brien Productions



Nishal (Nick) Ramphal


Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft LLP

Harper Reed


Chief Executive Officer

General Galactic Corporation

Donald B. Rice

Retired President and Chief Executive Officer

Agensys, Inc.

Former U.S. Secretary of the Air Force



Sharon Stevenson

Cofounder and Managing Director

Okapi Venture Capital, LLC

Steve Strongin

Former Global Head of Research

Goldman Sachs

James A. Thomson

President Emeritus


Tim Wolf


Wolf Interests, Inc.

Stephen D. Yslas

Senior Advisor

Spilman Thomas & Battle

Ex Officio

Jason Matheny

President and Chief Executive Officer