PENN NOTABLES

Penn's Women Trustees

Compiled and edited by Mark Frazier Lloyd, July 2001

Listed chronologically, by first year of service. This list is current to 2001.

  • Katherine Elizabeth McBride, 1952-66 (first woman Term Trustee; elected in 1953 as first woman Trustee to serve on the Executive Committee)

  • Althea Stauffer Kratz Hottel, 1959-69 (second woman Term Trustee)

  • Marietta Peabody Tree, 1971-81 (third woman Term Trustee)

  • Jacqueline Grennan Wexler, 1971-91 (fourth woman Term Trustee; first woman Life/Charter Trustee; third woman Emeritus Trustee; second woman Trustee to serve on the Executive Committee)

  • Ione Apfelbaum Strauss, 1972-75 (first woman Trustee to represent the General Alumni Society)

  • Margaret Elizabeth Redfield Mainwaring, 1973-88 (first woman Alumni Trustee; elected in 1978 as sixth woman Term Trustee; second woman Emeritus Trustee; third woman Trustee to serve on the Executive Committee; elected in 1984 as first woman Trustee to serve as Vice Chair of the Trustees)

  • Gloria Twine Chisum, 1974-84 and 1986-1991 (fifth woman Term Trustee; third woman Charter Trustee; fifth woman Emeritus Trustee; fifth woman Trustee to serve on the Executive Committee; second woman Trustee to be elected Vice Chair of the Trustees)

  • Laureine Knight, 1975-77 (first woman Undergraduate Young Alumni Trustee)

  • Ann Elizabeth Kelley, 1978-81 (second woman Undergraduate Young Alumni Trustee)

  • Nina Ellen Robinson Vitow, 1978-81 (first woman Graduate Young Alumni Trustee)

  • Sara Spedden Senior, 1980-83 and 1989-93 (sixth woman Alumni Trustee; fourth woman Trustee on the Executive Committee)

  • Leonore Annenberg, 1982-88 (seventh woman Term Trustee; elected in 1987 as second woman Life / Charter Trustee; elected in 1988 as first woman Emeritus Trustee)

  • Susan Williams Catherwood, 1982-present (eighth woman Term Trustee; elected in 1992 as fourth woman Charter Trustee; elected in June 1984 as sixth woman to serve on the Executive Committee; elected in June 1992 as third woman to serve as Vice Chair of the Trustees)

  • Linda Camille White Hall, 1983-86 (first woman Recently Graduated Alumni Trustee)

  • Constance Elaine Clayton, 1984-89 (ninth woman Term Trustee)

  • Marlene Sue Arnold, 1987-90 (second woman Recently Graduated Alumni Trustee)

  • Regina Kutin Cohen, 1988-90 (third woman Recently Graduated Alumni Trustee)

  • Carol Blum Einiger, 1989-99 (tenth woman Term Trustee)

  • Natalie Iris Salkind Koether, 1989-present (eleventh woman Term Trustee; elected in June 1999 as the fifth woman Charter Trustee; elected in June 1992 as the seventh woman Trustee to serve on the Executive Committee)

  • Sandra Ann DiGioia Williamson, 1990-94 (tenth Alumni Trustee)

  • Adele Kaplan Schaeffer, 1990-2000 (twelfth woman Term Trustee; fourth woman Emeritus Trustee)

  • Elsie Sterling Howard, 1991-2000 (eleventh Alumni Trustee; elected in June 1995 as the tenth woman member of the Executive Committee)

  • Vivian Weyerhaeuser Piasecki, 1991-96 (thirteenth woman Term Trustee)

  • Norma Joan Peden Killebrew, 1992-96 (twelfth Alumni Trustee)

  • Andrea Louise Mitchell, 1992-present (thirteenth woman Alumni Trustee; elected in 1997 as the fifteenth Term Trustee; elected in June 1995 as the eleventh woman Trustee to serve on the Executive Committee)

  • Judith Helaine Roth Berkowitz, 1992-present (fourteenth woman Term Trustee)

  • Claire Muriel Mintzer Fagin, 1993-94 (first woman Interim President; eighth woman Trustee to serve on the Executive Committee)

  • Judith Seitz Rodin, 1994-present (first woman President; ninth woman Trustee to serve on the Executive Committee)

  • Lynda Anne Barness, 1995-present (first woman Commonwealth Trustee)

  • Mary Ann Baker Greenawalt, 1995-99 (fourteenth woman Alumni Trustee)

  • Marjorie May Osterlund Rendell, 1995-present (fifteenth woman Alumni Trustee; elected in 1999 as the eighteenth woman Term Trustee)

  • Carolyn Ann Hoff Lynch, 1997-present (sixteenth woman Term Trustee)

  • Madlyn Gay Kornberg Abramson, 1997-present (seventeenth woman Term Trustee)

  • Pamela Prudence Petre Reis, 1997-present (sixteenth woman Alumni Trustee)

  • Sylvia Marie Miller Rhone, 2001-present (seventeenth woman Alumni Trustee)

 

Detail from color group photograph of Penn's Trustees in 2005
Trustees of the University of Pennsylvania, 2005

 

 

RELATED LINKS:

Women at Penn

Trustees of the University of Pennsylvania

 

 

 

Detail of photo of Katherine E. McBride
Katherine E. McBride, 1960

 

 

Photo of Jacqueline G. Wexler
Jacqueline G. Wexler, 1971