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New Members Elected to UM Board of Trustees

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    CORAL GABLES, Fla. (May 4, 2018)—The University of Miami announced Friday the election of three new members to its Board of Trustees, a group of accomplished industry and community leaders, philanthropists, and alumni.

    “We are pleased to welcome this group of distinguished leaders whose broad perspective and passion for our mission will benefit the University and its stewardship,” said Richard D. Fain, chair of the board.

    Fain, chairman and chief executive officer of Royal Caribbean Cruises, Ltd., enters his third year leading the body responsible for governing one of the nation’s top private research institutions. Hilarie Bass and H.T. Smith remain vice chairs of the board.

    “Our new board members possess unique talents and insight that will help guide the University of Miami into a new century,” said UM President Julio Frenk. “I look forward to working with each of them and the rest of our Board of Trustees as we carry out the mission of our institution.”

    They newly elected members of the board are:

    Robert E. Sanchez, B.S.E.E. ’87

    Chairman and chief executive officer of Ryder System, Inc., a leading Fortune 500 transportation and logistics company, Robert E. Sanchez has held numerous leadership positions of increasing responsibility, including chief information officer, chief financial officer and chief operating officer, over the course of his 25-year career at Ryder, where he began as a business analyst. Sanchez is also a board member of Texas Instruments, Inc.,  St. Thomas University, and the Association of Cuban-American Engineers, for which he chairs the scholarship foundation. He is also a member of the executive committee of the United Way of Miami-Dade and is a 2016-2018 campaign co-chair.


    Marilu Marshall, B.B.A. ’66, JD ’69 (Alumni Trustee)

    Senior vice president, executive management, and chief inclusion and diversity officer for the Estée Lauder Companies Inc., Marilu Marshall began her career as a trial attorney with the Organized Crime and Racketeering Section of the United States Department of Justice, the first woman to serve as a trial attorney on an Organized Crime Strike Force. She has served in executive positions at Playboy Enterprises and Cunard Line, Ltd., the British passenger shipping company known for its ownership of the Queen Elizabeth II and the Queen Mary II. Marshall is a member of the New York and Florida bar associations as well as the CEO Action for Diversity and Inclusion.

    Evan de Joya, B.S. ’19 (Student Trustee)

    A junior biology and geography major at the University of Miami, Evan de Joya is in the dual-degree program in medicine and will be attending medical school in the fall of 2019. He is president-elect of the Student Government Association and the director of Student Government Academic Affairs, overseeing the Academic Liaison Council. In addition, he is a student research assistant in UM’s Health Geographics Lab in the Department of Geography and Regional Studies.

    Completing their terms as trustees this year were Susan Lytle Lipton, Thomas E. Pfeiffer, and Alessandria San Roman.

    In other business, the board approved a new strategic plan that will serve as a roadmap for the University as it approaches its centennial in 2025.


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