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Distributed May 27, 1997
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Brown Corporation, University's governing body, elects six new trustees

At its Commencement Weekend meeting May 24, the Brown Corporation elected six new trustees: Matthew Mallow, David McKinney, Charles Royce, Peter Green, Fraser Lang and Elizabeth West.

PROVIDENCE, R.I. -- The Brown Corporation, governing body of Brown University, elected four new term trustees and two alumni/ae trustees at its Commencement Weekend meeting Saturday, May 24, 1997.

The new term trustees are Peter Green of Geneva, Switzerland, a mining and investments executive; Matthew Mallow of New York, an attorney; David McKinney of Westport, Conn., a former IBM executive; and Charles Royce of Greenwich, Conn., an investment fund executive. The new alumni/ae trustees are Fraser Lang of Providence, R.I., a periodicals publisher, and Elizabeth West of New York, an executive news producer for network television. The new trustees will serve six-year terms, from 1997 through 2003.

The Corporation is composed of a 12-member Board of Fellows and a 42-member Board of Trustees, all elected by the Corporation itself. Fourteen members of the Board of Trustees are alumni/ae trustees, nominated by the Brown Alumni Association and elected to office by the Corporation. The newly elected trustees will be sworn in at the next regular meeting of the Corporation in October.

The Corporation is responsible for establishing broad policies for the operation of the University, for selecting a president to carry out those policies, for appointing administrative officers and faculty members, for managing the funds and holding the real estate of the University. In addition to attending the three regular meetings of the Brown Corporation (October, February and May), trustees are normally asked to serve on one or more standing committees of the Corporation and may be asked to serve on ad hoc boards or committees established from time to time.

Peter Green, father of a current Brown student, earned a Master of Arts from Brown in 1980. He has been an active and generous supporter of medical education and research at Brown, creating the Mary-Jean Mitchell Green Scholarship in memory of his late wife. The scholarship supports the work of students in the M.D./Ph.D. program who are interested in oncology. Green is chairman and CEO of Andalex Resources Inc., a coal mining enterprise in Louisville, Ky., and chairman of Andalex Investments B.V., in The Hague, Netherlands.

Fraser Lang, Class of 1967, is immediate past president of the Brown Alumni Association. He has been involved with alumni activities for more than 25 years, including service as president of the Brown Club of Washington and co-chair of the Class of 1967 reunion gift committee. Lang began his career in periodicals publishing in Washington, D.C., after service as a Peace Corps volunteer. In 1985, he and his wife founded Manisses Communications Group Inc., a publisher of periodicals and resource materials for health care professionals.

Matthew J. Mallow, a member of the Class of 1964, has been active in University affairs for many years, including service on the Corporation Committee on Development and as national chair of the Brown Annual Fund. After earning his law degree from New York University School of Law in 1967, Mallow began practicing in New York and is now a partner in the firm of Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher and Flom. His outside activities have included the Association of the Bar of the City of New York, the Council of New York Law Associates and the Metropolitan Museum of Art.

David McKinney, father of three Brown graduates, served his first term as a Brown trustee from 1990 to 1996. During a long career with IBM, McKinney served in many capacities, including directeur general of IBM Europe and executive assistant to the chairman of the board. As a trustee, McKinney served on several search committees for senior members of President Gregorian's administration and is vice chair of the Board of Overseers of the Thomas J. Watson Jr. Institute for International Studies.

Charles Royce, Class of 1961 and the parent of two Brown graduates, served a term as trustee from 1989 until 1995 and was an active member of several committees, including the Committee on Admission and Financial Aid. In March 1996, Brown announced creation of The Royce Fellows, a program that supports research and other educational enrichment projects for up to 24 undergraduates each year and confers lifetime membership in the Society of Royce Fellows. Royce is president of the Royce Funds.

Elizabeth West, Class of 1973, is executive producer of the ABC News documentary program, Turning Point. In more than 20 years with ABC, she has written and produced for World News Tonight, ABC Radio, PrimeTime Live and Nightline, for which she reported stories around the world as senior producer in charge of overseas coverage. West has served as a board member for the Brown Alumni Monthly, has been an interviewer for the Brown Alumni Schools Committees and served on the Class of 1973's 20th reunion gift committee.