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Brandeis Board of Trustees welcomes three new members

The university announced that it has welcomed three new members to the Board of Trustees (BOT). The members recently elected to the board are Marjorie Hass, Leonard X Rosenberg ’89 and Jay Ruderman ’88 H’18. 

According to the announcement on the Brandeis alumni page, each of the new members has “a distinct commitment to the university and will serve to further propel the board’s mission and duly expand the expertise of its membership.”

Hass is the president of the Council of Independent Colleges (CIC)—an association of non-profit independent colleges that help enhance institutional excellence, according to their page. She received the position in 2021 after holding other leadership roles including being president of Rhodes College from 2017 until her appointment to CIC president in 2021, according to her BOT page

Hass has held other leadership roles as well, including being on the CIC Board of Directors from 2012 to 2016. During her time on the board, she served as the vice chair for resource development from 2014 to 2016 as a part of the Executive committee, according to her biography page

Rosenberg is a partner at Mayer Brown LLP—a global law firm dealing with leading companies and financial institutions located in San Francisco and Palo Alto, according to their page. At the firm, Rosenberg “leads the cross-border real estate practice, representing foreign and domestic investors and advisors, private investment funds, insurance companies, and public and private real estate investment trusts,” according to his BOT biography

Rosenberg has ties with the university having held multiple alumni leadership positions on campus including being the Alumni Association board of directors co-vice president, according to his BOT page

Ruderman has been an executive for over 20 years, with impacts as a social entrepreneur in the fields of Inclusion and Disability Rights as well as US-Israel relations, according to his BOT biography. Ruderman has helped found “organizations and movements to mobilize bottom-up change and has taken courageous steps to fundamentally influence top-down policy,” according to the page

He is also the president of the Ruderman Family Foundation. As the president of the foundation, he has led the foundation toward “transformative programs” that have been noted on White Pages for their innovation.

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