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Rahul Prasad ’87PhD has been chosen as chair of the Board of Governors of the Association of Yale Alumni. A physicist at the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, Prasad studied engineering and applied science at Yale. A former chair of the Graduate School Alumni Association, Prasad is the first alumnus of the Graduate School to chair the AYA.  

Two new members have joined the Yale Corporation, the university’s governing body. Annette Thomas ’93PhD was elected by alumni this spring to serve a six-year term as a trustee. A cell biologist, Thomas has spent much of her career in publishing, serving as an editor of the journal Nature and later as CEO of its parent company, Macmillan Publishers. The Corporation itself elected Chinese investor and entrepreneur Lei Zhang ’02MA, ’02MBA, as a successor trustee. The university also announced that technology executive Donna Dubinsky ’77, a member of the Corporation since 2006, will be its new senior fellow, succeeding Margaret Marshall ’76JD.



New heads of college have been appointed for three residential colleges. Geologist David Evans ’92, who studies the past movement of continents, will be head of Berkeley College, which was his home as an undergraduate. He succeeds Marvin Chun. W. Mark Saltzman, the Goizueta Foundation Professor of Chemical and Biomedical Engineering, will be head of Jonathan Edwards College, succeeding Penelope Laurans. Laurie Santos, a psychology professor known for her cognitive research with monkeys and dogs, will be head of Silliman College, succeeding Nicholas Christakis.

Jack F. Callahan Jr. ’80 has been appointed senior vice president for operations and chief operating officer of the university. A native of New Haven, Callahan earned his MBA at Dartmouth and has worked for General Electric, PepsiCo, and Dean Foods. Most recently, he was executive vice president and chief financial officer of S&P Global (formerly McGraw Hill Financial).

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