Engineering alumni Evans, Rothschild to lead Vanderbilt University Board of Trust
The Vanderbilt Board of Trust has elected Bruce R. Evans to succeed Mark F. Dalton as chairman and Jeffrey J. Rothschild to succeed Jackson W. Moore as vice chairman, effective July 1, 2017. Officer positions are term-limited.
Evans and Rothschild are graduates of the Vanderbilt School of Engineering. Evans graduated magna cum laude with a B.E. in mechanical engineering and economics in 1981. Rothschild earned two degrees from Vanderbilt, a bachelor of arts in 1977 and a master of science in computer science in 1979.
Additionally, the board has approved Greg Scott Allen, Kathleen F. Justice-Moore, Steven Holt Madden and Mark Wilf to serve five-year terms as members. The board has also approved the election of Patricia Early White to a two-year term as Alumni Trustee. All terms begin July 1, 2016.
Rebecca Alissa Noella Chong was elected as the Board’s Young Alumni Leader for a two-year term to begin July 1, 2019, following her term on the board of the Vanderbilt Alumni Association.
Dalton, who has served as chairman since July 2011, is a New York businessman who earned his J.D. from Vanderbilt Law School in 1975. The co-chairman and CEO of Tudor Investment Corporation has been a member of the Board of Trust since 2002.
Evans, of Boston, is a managing director of Summit Partners, a growth equity, venture capital and credit investment firm. He serves as chairman of Summit Partners’ Board of Managers. During his 30-year venture-capital career, he has served on the boards of 33 companies and is a former member of the National Venture Capital Association Board of Directors. Evans has been a member of the Board of Trust since 2009, where he serves as chairman of the Investment Committee and as a member of the Executive Committee. He also serves on the governing board of Vanderbilt University Medical Center.
Rothschild, of Palo Alto, California, is a venture development consultant with Accel Partners, a privately held international venture capital firm that invests in technology companies, primarily in the areas of software and networking. He recently retired from his position as vice president of infrastructure engineering at Facebook, where he had worked since 2005. A member of the Vanderbilt University Board of Trust since 2014, he serves on the Executive and Investment committees and the Campus Planning Study Group. He previously served on the Shape the Future National Committee (2003-2011) and as a student alumni volunteer (2009). As a student, Rothschild was a DJ and station manager at WRVU and was inducted into the Vanderbilt Student Media Hall of Fame in 2014.
Allen, of Charlottesville, Virginia, earned his bachelor of arts in 1984. He is the chief executive officer of Maine Street Holdings, LLC, an investment company and consulting firm to the food industry. Allen also manages his family’s investments through several business entities and is the backer of Charlottesville Community Baseball. Previously, he was the chief executive officer of Advance Food Company, a private manufacturer. Allen currently serves Vanderbilt as a member of the External Review Committee for the Center for Student Professional Development.
Justice-Moore, of Los Altos, California, earned her J.D. from Vanderbilt Law School in 1991. She has been a trustee of the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation, which supports sustainability, environmental conservation, health care and scientific research. Previously, Justice-Moore practiced employment and litigation law and is formerly a trustee of the Lucile Packard Foundation for Children’s Health. At Vanderbilt, Justice-Moore was a member of the Law School’s Board of Advisors from 2010 to 2013.
Madden, of Houston, Texas, earned a bachelor of science from Vanderbilt in 1991. He is the CEO and president of several small-to-mid-sized businesses linked to the oil and gas industry. For the past 24 years he has overseen a diverse portfolio of businesses in the fields of manufacturing, distribution, on-site support services, technical staffing and real estate.
Wilf, of Short Hills, New Jersey, is a principal of Garden Homes, a private family company founded in 1954, and since 2005 has also served as president of the Minnesota Vikings National Football League team. Wilf is a trustee of New York University School of Law, the Jewish Federation of North America, Yeshiva University and serves on the international board of governors for Hillel.
White, of London, England, earned a bachelor of arts from Vanderbilt in 1976. She is the former chairperson of The British Museum Friends Organization and was a professor of philosophy at the University of London. White has a long history of service to Vanderbilt, beginning as a Young Alumni Trustee in 1976. She later served as president of the Greater London Chapter of the Alumni Association, which she continues to advise and support, and chaired the 2011 General Reunion Committee. Most recently, White served as president of the Alumni Association Board and is current volunteer for Vanderbilt’s CoRPs undergraduate recruiting program.
Chong, of San Francisco, California, will graduate in May with a major in Multicultural and Diversity Studies and a minor in Human Organizational Development. In addition to her time at Vanderbilt, she spent a semester abroad in Rabat, Morocco. While at Vanderbilt, Chong built a strong record of leadership in numerous campus groups including service as overall committee chair for recruitment of MOSAIC, the first-year director on the Executive Board of the Multicultural Leadership Council, and president of the Panhellenic Diversity and Inclusion Task Force. Chong will begin working at Google, Inc. headquarters in Mountain View, California, following graduation.
Liz Entman, (615) 322-NEWS