Brandeis Board of Trustees Elects New Chair

March 21, 2013

Dear Members of the Brandeis Community,

As many of you know, the Brandeis University Board of Trustees met today. I am pleased to announce that the Board has elected Perry M. Traquina ’78 chair for a three-year term, effective May 19, 2013. Perry is the chairman and chief executive of Wellington Management Company LLP, and will succeed Malcolm Sherman, who was elected chair in 2007.

I want to express our gratitude to Malcolm for his leadership in a challenging economic environment. He has been a true partner as I assumed the presidency of Brandeis, helping spearhead a governance review and the implementation of new governance rules. His leadership has been a steady presence during a time of transition and I want to thank him for everything he has done for me and for Brandeis.

Perry is a son of Portuguese immigrants and graduated summa cum laude from Brandeis in 1978. As an undergraduate, he studied at the London School of Economics and was elected to Phi Beta Kappa. He earned his M.B.A. from Harvard Business School in 1980.

He will continue a tradition of strong Board leadership at Brandeis, combining the perspective of a seasoned and visionary business leader with the passion of a Brandeis alumnus. We are all extremely enthusiastic about Perry’s leadership.

For more information, please see the story on Brandeis Now.

Sincerely,

Fred Lawrence