Board of Trustees

IAU is a nonprofit educational institution which is governed by a board of trustees. The current board has sixteen members, nine of whom are IAU alumni. This governing board's fundamental responsibility is to chart the institution's course and ensure that the institution has the resources it needs to fulfill its mission. The board is responsible for the appointment of the president and oversight of his duties. The board supports the president to ensure the institution’s engagement in sound strategic planning. The board also has a unique fiduciary role in finance and budgeting, in endowment and investment management, and in preserving and expanding physical resources.

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Chairman of the Board

Mary Frances Pearson ‘74

International Attorney

Retired Partner, Ernst & Young
Board of Trustees Member Since 1998

Mary Frances Pearson ‘74

International Attorney

Retired Partner, Ernst & Young
Board of Trustees Member Since 1998

Chairman of the Board

Mary Frances Pearson is chairman of the board for IAU College. She is a former Partner of Global Public Policy at Ernst & Young (EY). In her most recent EY role, she worked with the profession to help develop policy during the recent financial crisis in the United States and in Europe.

After earning her JD degree, Ms. Pearson went to work for the IRS and later held a senior level role on the U.S. Senate Committee on Finance where she helped lead the effort to draft and pass the Tax Reform Act of 1986. She joined EY's tax practice in 1987 and rose quickly to become one of the firm’s first female tax partners. As a Partner in the National Tax Practice, she consulted with clients on international tax issues.

Ms. Pearson has her JD and MLT and has published several international tax and treaty articles for professional publications. She also volunteers for animal rescue and is an alumna of IAU (1974-75), has served on the board since 1998 and currently is board chair.

Rodolfo Alvarez '59-'60

Professor Emeritus of Sociology

University of California — Los Angeles

Board of Trustees Member Since 1967

 

Olivier Breillot

Retired Partner, Ernst & Young

Board of Trustees Member Since 2014

 

Rodolfo Alvarez '59-'60

Professor Emeritus of Sociology

University of California — Los Angeles

Board of Trustees Member Since 1967

Dr. Rodolfo Alvarez has led a distinguished academic career which began as an Assistant Professor and Resident Fellow at Yale University from 1966-1972. During that time he was also a visiting lecturer at Wesleyan University. He soon became the Director of the Chicano Studies Research Center at UCLA and held that position from 1972-1974. While at UCLA, Dr. Alvarez founded and directed the Spanish Speaking Mental Health Research Center.

From 1976-1979 Dr. Alvarez was the President of the AKD International Academic Honors Society in Sociology. In 1980 he transitioned to the role of President of the American Civil Liberties Union of Sothern California. His next achievement was in 1985 when he held the position of President at the Society for the Study of Social Problems. He then moved to the Pacific Sociological Association and was President from 1996-1997.

Dr. Alvarez has held the position of Emeritus Professor of Sociology at the University of California, Los Angeles since 1972. He is an IAU alumnus (1959-1960) and has served on the board since 1967.

Olivier Breillot

Retired Partner, Ernst & Young

Board of Trustees Member Since 2014

Olivier Breillot's most recent Ernst & Young (EY) role was member of the Executive Committee of EY Europe, Middle East, India and Africa and member of the EY Global Practice group. He has worked for EY for 35 years both in France and in the US as auditor of international groups and as advisor for venture capital operations and cross-border M&A transactions.

Mr Breillot is a French certified public accountant and is a graduate of the France Business School. He has been a member of the Public Offering department of the French Statutory Auditor Institute (Compagnie Nationale des Commissaires aux Comptes) and a member of the Institute of Management Accountants (IMA France). He has also been a member of the Board of the European Contact Group, representing the audit profession with the European authorities. Mr. Breillot has served on the IAU Board of Trustees since 2014.

Frances D. Cook '66

Former U.S. Ambassador to Oman,

Cameroon and Burundi

Board of Trustees Member Since 2010

 

Donna Dillon Manning '61-'62

Former Chairman of the Board 1993-2013

Board of Trustees Member Since 1987

 

Frances D. Cook '66

Former U.S. Ambassador to Oman,

Cameroon and Burundi

Board of Trustees Member Since 2010

Ambassador Frances Cook heads her own international business consulting firm, The Ballard Group LLC, and is also Managing Director of the Quincy Group. Ambassador Cook also served as Chairman of the conglomerate LONRHO PLC. She formerly rotated off the corporate board of Alliant Techsystems and served on privately-held mining and energy company boards in Africa and the Arab Gulf. In Washington, she served on the boards of the Middle East Policy Council, the US-Angola Chamber of Commerce, Corporate Council on Africa, and is a member of the US-UAE Business Council. She is Co-Chair Emeritus, for Washington, D.C., of Women Corporate Directors, as well as Co-Chair Emeritus of that organization’s Middle East and Africa chapters.

Ambassador Cook is a Distinguished Senior Fellow at the Center for Naval Analyses, and an elected member of the Council on Foreign Relations, the American Academy of Diplomacy, the International Institute for Strategic Studies (London), the Atlantic Council, and Phi Beta Kappa Alumni.

Ambassador Cook transitioned to the private sector in May 1999, from a 34 year career in the U.S. diplomatic service. Her distinguished career in the U.S. Foreign Service included service as U.S. Ambassador to Burundi, to Cameroon, and to the Sultanate of Oman, as well as Consul General in Alexandria, Egypt. She also held numerous senior positions in the Department of State in Washington. Today, she sits on the boards of two non-governmental organizations which work primarily in the Middle East and in Africa, as well as the boards of two cultural organizations. She is an IAU alumna (1965-1966) and has served on the board since 2010.

Donna Dillon Manning '61-'62

Former Chairman of the Board 1993-2013

Board of Trustees Member Since 1987

Donna Manning practiced corporate and securities law with a Wall Street firm following graduation from law school. She served as the Executive Director of Strategic Planning for the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton, NJ. At the time she retired, she was Vice President of Corporate Board Placement at Catalyst, an organization promoting women in business.

During her career, Ms. Manning sat on numerous corporate and charitable boards, including the Board of Trustees and later the International Leadership Council of the Monterey Institute of International Studies. She served on the board of Recording for the Blind and Dyslexic which she chaired for eight years, and she is presently an Emeritus Director. Presently she is a member of the board of IAU College and of the Foreign Policy Association. She is an alumna of IAU (1961-1962) and served as the Board Chair from 1993-2013. She has served on IAU’s board since 1987.

A graduate of Westmont College in Santa Barbara, California, Ms. Manning also holds an MS degree in French and Education from the State University of New York, a JD from Columbia University School of Law and an MBA from Columbia University Graduate School of Business.

Jean-Claude Eude

Council Member, Stelios Foundation,

Honorary Consul Republic of Latvia to the

Principality of Monaco

Board of Trustees Member Since 2010

 

Barbara Freed '60-'61

Professor of French and Applied Linguistics

Carnegie Mellon University

Board of Trustees Member Since 1994

 

Jean-Claude Eude

Council Member, Stelios Foundation,

Honorary Consul Republic of Latvia to the

Principality of Monaco

Board of Trustees Member Since 2010

A graduate of Harvard Business School, the University of Pittsburgh and the Institut d’Etudes Politiques, Jean- Claude has had a long and meaningful career in the public finance sector - initially as an economist at the IMF, Washington D.C, subsequently as financial advisor to a member of the European Commission in Brussels, followed by service as Controller of the American Development Bank in Washington.

More recently Jean-Claude has been based in Monaco, serving as Director of the Compagnie Monegasque de Banque as well as Managing Director of the Monaco Bankers’ Association. Since retirement, Jean-Claude is non-executive director of easyGroup Holdings Limited and board member of the Stelios philanthropic Foundation. He has also been appointed to the board of Société des Thermes Marins, a subsidiary of the prestigious SBM in Monaco.

In 2008 Jean-Claude was accredited as Honorary Consul of the Republic of Latvia in the Principality of Monaco. A multi-lingual French national, he holds two distinctions Chevalier de l’Ordre de Saint Charles in Monaco and Officier de l’Ordre de la République Tunisienne. He has served on IAU’s board since 2010.

Barbara Freed '60-'61

Professor of French and Applied Linguistics

Carnegie Mellon University

Board of Trustees Member Since 1994

Dr. Barbara F. Freed (Ph. D. University of Pennsylvania) is emeritus Professor of French Studies and Applied Linguistics at Carnegie Mellon University (CMU). She currently works as a director and scriptwriter of documentary films. She has taught and lived extensively in France where she has directed several artistic and academic projects. Her work is divided between cultural art history, particularly 20th century artists in southern France and research in Second Language Acquisition (SLA). Within the domain of SLA she has focused extensively on the linguistic impact of study abroad experiences, having published the first major book on this topic, in addition to numerous articles that explore the acquisition of second language fluency for study abroad students as compared to their peers in stateside language classrooms.

In the realm of art history, she has directed and produced an award winning documentary film, A Model for Matisse: The Story of the Vence Chapel, and two related books.

Dr. Freed is a member of the Board of Directors of the Ecole Française Internationale de Philadelphie, The Friends of Curtis Institute of Music, The Settlement Music School and the Sociological Initiatives Foundation. She is an IAU alumna (1960-1961) and has served on the board since 1994 and currently chairs the Academic Affairs Committee.

Joseph Herlihy '73-'74

General Counsel

Boston College

Board of Trustees Member Since 2015

 

Marianne Keler

Attorney at Keler and Kershow, PLLC

Board of Trustees Member Since 2007

 

Joseph Herlihy '73-'74

General Counsel

Boston College

Board of Trustees Member Since 2015

Joseph M. Herlihy is General Counsel at Boston College, Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts, and served as Associate Counsel from 1994-1998. Prior to becoming a university attorney, Joe practiced real estate and land use law at the firm of Goodwin Procter in Boston, Massachusetts, and before entering law school worked as an Assistant Vice President in commercial real estate lending for Fleet National Bank (now Bank of America).

Joe graduated in 1975 from Bowdoin College, Brunswick, Maine, where he majored in classics and Romance languages. Following graduation from Bowdoin, Joe worked as Lecteur d’Anglais at the Université de Clermont-Ferrand, Faculté des Lettres. He received an M.A (French language and literature) from Yale University in 1978, and was admitted to the doctoral candidacy there in 1979. He completed his J.D at the Boston University School of Law in 1986, where he was as an editor of the Law Review. Joe is a former Co-chair of the College and University Section of the Boston Bar Association, served as president of the Bowdoin College Alumni Council.

Marianne Keler

Attorney at Keler and Kershow, PLLC

Board of Trustees Member Since 2007

Ms. Keler is a business lawyer with over 30 years' corporate and government experience, including 21 years at Sallie Mae, the market leader in education finance, where she served as corporate executive and chief legal officer. She is currently a director of Sallie Mae Bank and of CubeSmart, a publicly traded real estate investment trust. Ms. Keler also chairs the board of the American University in Bulgaria and the board of Building Hope, a non-profit charter school lender and service provider.

Ms. Keler graduated from Georgetown University's School of Foreign Service and Law Center and serves as a member of Georgetown's Board of Regents and its Law Center Board of Visitors. She is fluent in Hungarian and French. She has served on IAU’s board since 2007.

Jeffrey Malek

Attorney at Malek & Malek

Board of Trustees Member Since 2010

 

Donald Manasse '69-'70

International Attorney

Board of Trustees Member Since 1990

 

Jeffrey Malek

Attorney at Malek & Malek

Board of Trustees Member Since 2010

Jeffrey L. Malek is a well-known trial lawyer in the area of labor, employment practices, and securities/trade secret matters. He is a partner in a California based law firm. While he spends nearly equal amounts of time in the San Francisco Bay Area and Los Angeles, he and his wife also maintain a home in France in the Dordogne where he also has a select group of French clients. He has been an adjunct professor at UCLA, UCI and the California State University system, teaching on Labor, Ethics and sits on several university and college advisory boards, and various OSHA topics. Jeff additionally regularly serves as a Chairperson for FINRA arbitrations.

Jeff is an active member of his community and involved in a number of philanthropic projects worldwide including building a library in Phuket, and helping students in France, and in the US. He has served as President of his local Rotary Club and Assistant Governor of his Rotary District, as well as the District Legal Counsel. Both he and his wife Kerri are Paul Harris Fellows. Jeff has served on IAU's board since 2010.

Donald Manasse '69-'70

International Attorney

Board of Trustees Member Since 1990

Donald Manasse has more than 20 years of experience representing victims and judicial administrators in international fraud cases with connections in Monaco, France and Italy. He has assisted in planning and implementing international asset tracing and recovery programs for clients. He has served as counsel in one of Monaco's most notorious Ponzi scheme trials (Hobbs-Melville) in which a U.S. businessman was accused of defrauding investors out of millions of euros after the brokerage firm he owned collapsed.

He has worked internationally in the pursuit and recovery of millions of dollars for creditors, trustees and receivers. Most recently Mr. Manasse was instrumental in securing the arrest and conviction of an international fraudster who created his own stock exchange and has lead a team of lawyers seeking the return of misappropriated funds.

Born and raised in Milan, Italy, and schooled in Italy, the United States and France, Mr. Manasse was first admitted to the Bar in New York. His cultural versatility and skills help bridge the challenges associated with international prosecutions. He is an IAU alumnus (1969-1970) and has been a member of the board since 1990.

Stephen K. Mittelstet

President Emeritus Richland College

Dallas County Community College District

Board of Trustees Member Since 2010

 

Brian Proctor '84

Associate Professor of Ophthalmology

Loyola Medical Center and School of Medicine

Board of Trustees Member Since 2003

 

Stephen K. Mittelstet

President Emeritus Richland College

Dallas County Community College District

Board of Trustees Member Since 2010

Dr. Stephen K. Mittelstet, President Emeritus of Richland College of the Dallas County Community College District, served on the humanities faculty since the college opened in 1972 and served as its president from 1979-2010. Under Dr. Mittelstet’s leadership, Richland was the first community college to be recognized by the White House and the U.S. Department of Commerce to receive the Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award (2005).

Having attended Frank Phillips (Community) College in Borger, Texas, Mittelstet earned his B.A. degree summa cum laude in English, French, and History/Religion from McMurry College, in 1967, earning his Ph.D. in 1972 in higher education administration/English at The University of Texas at Austin. He has completed post-doctoral work domestically and internationally.

An active proponent of integrated learning and intercultural communications, Mittelstet fostered the establishment of Richland’s Multicultural Center, World Languages, Cultures, and Communications Division, Global Studies and Studies Abroad. Mittelstet also was instrumental in establishing collaborative agreements resulting in curriculum development of joint courses, student exchanges, faculty training, and distance learning course delivery between Richland College and educational institutions in Australia, New Zealand, Kuwait, Mexico, Brazil, Mozambique, Russia, and Vietnam.

He is an IAU alumnus (1987) and has served on the board since 2010.

Brian Proctor '84

Associate Professor of Ophthalmology

Loyola Medical Center and School of Medicine

Board of Trustees Member Since 2003

Dr. Brian Proctor, a board-certified Ophthalmologist, has been practicing in the Chicago area for over 20 years. He has performed thousands of ocular surgeries ranging from complex intraocular cataract procedures to delicate oculoplastic/reconstructive operations. After graduation from Michigan State University - College of Osteopathic Medicine, he completed his Residency with the Detroit Ophthalmology Consortium, where he served as Chief Resident. During his studies, he performed research both in the U.S., at The Johns Hopkins University School of Public Health in Baltimore, Maryland and abroad at Schulthess Clinic in Zurich, Switzerland.

Publications authored by Dr. Proctor have appeared in journals which include the American Journal of Ophthalmology and The New England Journal of Medicine. He is a Fellow of the American Academy of Ophthalmology as well as a Fellow in the American Osteopathic College of Ophthalmology. He has given numerous local lectures and presented at national conferences.

Dr. Proctor is currently an Associate Clinical Professor at Loyola University Medical Center/Stritch School of Medicine, where he trains Ophthalmology Residents in surgical techniques. He also serves as Chief of the Surgery Department at the Loyola University Gottlieb Memorial Campus and has served as the Medical Staff President. Dr. Proctor is an IAU alumnus (1984) and has served on IAU’s board since 2003.

Sanford J. Ungar

Former President, Goucher College

Board of Trustees Member Since 2014

 

Kurt Volker '84

Former U.S. Ambassador to NATO

Board of Trustees Member Since 2010

 

Sanford J. Ungar

Former President, Goucher College

Board of Trustees Member Since 2014

Professor Sanford J. Ungar stepped down as president of Goucher College in Baltimore, Maryland, on June 30, 2014, after thirteen years of service. Under his leadership, Goucher became the first traditional liberal arts college in the United States to require every undergraduate to study abroad. He is now a distinguished scholar in residence at Georgetown University, and a visiting lecturer at Harvard College, where he is teaching a Freshman Seminar on “Free Speech.”

Before becoming the tenth president of Goucher in 2001, Professor Ungar was director of the Voice of America, and he previously served as dean of the School of Communication at American University.

During his career as a journalist, Professor Ungar was a staff writer for The Washington Post, managing editor of Foreign Policy magazine, Washington editor of The Atlantic, and host of “All Things Considered” on National Public Radio. He was a correspondent in Paris for United Press International, and in Nairobi for Newsweek. He has also written for The New York Times Magazine, The Economist, Foreign Affairs, Columbia Journalism Review, and New York magazine; he is the author or editor of six nonfiction books.

Fluent in French and Spanish, Professor Ungar has spoken frequently around the world on issues of American foreign policy and domestic politics, free expression, human rights, and immigration.

Professor Ungar obtained his A.B. in Government from Harvard College and a Master's degree in International History from the London School of Economics. He has received honorary doctorates from Goucher and from Wilkes University. He serves on the boards of the Institute for Christian and Jewish Studies; Collegiate Directions, Inc.; and IAU College. He is also a member of the Council on Foreign Relations and the U.S. Public Interest Declassification Board.

Professor Ungar has served on the IAU Board since 2014.

Kurt Volker '84

Former U.S. Ambassador to NATO

Board of Trustees Member Since 2010

Ambassador Kurt Volker is Executive Director of the McCain Institute for International Leadership, part of Arizona State University. Ambassador Volker served as U.S. Ambassador to NATO in 2008-2009, and was a career member of the U.S. Senior Foreign Service, with over 23 years of experience working on European political and security issues under five U.S. Administrations.

Since leaving government, he has been involved with a variety of think-tank and business consulting activities. He remains active as a Senior Fellow with the Center for Transatlantic Relations at Johns Hopkins University’s School of Advanced International Studies and as a Senior Advisor to the Atlantic Council. He has previously served as Managing Director – International for BGR Group, Senior Advisor at McLarty Associates, and an Independent Director of the Wall Street Fund. He is an alumnus of IAU (1984) and has served on the board since 2010.

Greg Wyatt

Artist

Board of Trustees Member Since 2014

 

Greg Wyatt

Artist

Board of Trustees Member Since 2014

Greg Wyatt received his Bachelor of Arts degree in art history at Columbia College in 1971 and studied classical sculpture for three years at the National Academy of Design’s School of Fine Arts under sculptor Evangelos Frudakis, N.A. He earned his Masters of Arts degree at Columbia University, Teachers College in ceramic arts in 1974; in 1976 he was an Ed. D. candidate having completed his doctoral coursework in art education.

Greg Wyatt is a native of Grand View-on-Hudson, New York located south of Nyack, home of Edward Hopper. He was nurtured in the artistic tradition of his native Hudson River Valley at an early age by his father, Professor William Stanley Wyatt, painter and fine arts professor at Columbia University and the City College of the City University of New York.

Cast bronze is his medium of artistic expression. Dr. Anthony Janson, editor of W.H. Janson’s History of Art, has stated that Greg Wyatt’s work is based on the philosophy of “spiritual realism.” His mature style merges realistic images inspired by his readings of the Great Books content with creative masses of form, space and energy. His lyricism evokes poetry while his work process is attentive to craftsmanship and the fine details of cast bronze. Greg Wyatt's works have been exhibited at the Metropolitan Museum of Art and Harvard University, among other institutions and collections, and can be seen in more than 20 public spaces in cities from New York to Beijing. Mr. Wyatt has been a board member since 2014.