National Council

Arts & Sciences National Council

A group of committed alumni and friends of the school meet twice each year to provide counsel to the Dean.

The Arts & Sciences National Council is an advisory committee to the Dean of Arts & Sciences. Composed of alumni, parents, and friends of Arts & Sciences, the National Council meets twice each year to provide counsel to the Dean. The mission of the Arts & Sciences National Council is to engage in an ongoing review of the programs of Arts & Sciences, advise and assist the Dean and core administrators on major initiatives as well as exchange information and share expertise with fellow council members and the Washington University community. 

The Arts & Sciences National Council is one of 11 councils serving various entities of the university. Other councils serve the Sam Fox School of Design and Visual Arts, the Olin Business School, the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences, the School of Medicine, the George Warren Brown School of Social Work, the School of Law, the University Libraries, the Institute for Public Health, the Undergraduate Experience and the International Advisory Council for Asia. 

Current Members

Council Chair
Barbara Schaps Thomas, AB ’76 
Retired Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer
HBO Sports 


Robert C. Adler, AB ’72, DMD ’76
Adler Deutsch Vineyard

Robert A. Ansehl, AB ’76
Thompson Hine LLP

Randall B. Bean, AB ’78
CEO and Founder
NewVantage Partners LLC

John H. Biggs, PhD ’83, LHD ’11
Retired Chairman and CEO

Gordon S. Black, AB ’64
Retired Chairman and Managing Partner

Kate Bloch, AB ’83, MA ’83
Professor of Law
University of California, Hastings School of Law

Joanne L. Bober, AB ’74
Retired Executive Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary
J.C. Penney Company, Inc.

Morris C. Brown, AB ’67,JD ’70
Berger Singerman

Barbara Bryant, AB ’68
BF Publications LLC
Watermark Foundation

John Michael Clear, AB ’71
Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner LLP

Georgia Van Cleve Colwell, AB ’51
Community Volunteer
Emerita Arts & Sciences National Council Member

Hope Edison
Community Volunteer

Carol J. Epstein, BS ’08, MLA ’08
Community Volunteer
Animal Welfare Advocate
Continuing Education Spokesperson/Promoter

Steven L. Fradkin, AB ’84
President,Wealth Management
Northern Trust Company

Andrea J. Grant, AB ’71, JD ’74 
DLA Piper

David M. Grossman, MA ’68,PhD ’73
Retired Vice Provost
School of Professional Studies, Thomas Edison State College

Earle H. Harbison Jr., AB ’48
Harbison Corporation
Retired President
Monsanto Corporation

Narmen Fennoy Hunter, MA ’73
President, CEO and Owner
Fennoy Consulting Group, Inc.

Gayle P.W. Jackson, MA ’69, PhD ’72
President and CEO
Energy Global Inc.

Jay Jacobs, AB ’92
Retired President and Managing Director

Diane DeMell Jacobsen, MLA ’95, MA ’00, PhD ’03
The Thomas H. and Diane DeMell Jacobsen PhD Foundation for American Art

Sherman A. James, PhD ’73
Emory University
Susan B. King Distinguished Professor Emeritus of Public Policy
Duke University

Kathy Garber Kartalis, AB ’82
Senior Vice President, Global Product

Philip D. Kepler, AB ’87
Managing Director, Innovation & Platform Management
Charles Schwab & Company

Andrea H. Kott, AB ’86
Barker, Castro, Kuban & Steinback LLC

Deborah Beckmann Kotzubei, AB ’91, AB ’91
Retired Attorney

Kenneth W. Kousky, AB ’76
Chairman and President
BlueWater Angels

Michael Kumar, AB ’89
Managing Director and Global Head
Morgan Stanley

Stephen H. Lockhart, AB ’77
Chief Medical Officer
Sutter Health

Sanford C. Loewentheil, AB ’76
Chairman and Co-Founder
L+M Development Partners, Inc.

Carolyn Werner Losos, AB ’54
Retired Senior Consultant
FOCUS St. Louis

Kenneth D. Makovsky, AB ’62, JD ’65
Founder and President
Makovsky & Company Inc.

Mark E. Mason, AB ’51
Founder and Former Vice Chairman
Oxford Development Company

R. William Morris, EMBA ’89
Retired President and CEO
St. Louis Oncology Associates Inc.

Michael N. Newmark, AB ’60, JD ’62
Senior Counsel
Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner LLP

Paul E. Pariser, AB ’76
Co-Chief Executive Officer
Taconic Investment Partners LLC

William B. Pollard III, AB ’70
Duane Morris

Ronald M. Rettner, AB ’72
Rettner Management Corporation
Managing Partner
Baron Associates LLC

Richard S. Rosenthal,AB ’55
Retired President
Rosenthal Associates Inc.

Michael S. Salem, AB ’82
President and CEO
National Jewish Health

Michael D. Salzberg, AB ’65
Salco Mechanical Contractors

Jennifer MacGregor Schafer, AB ’93
Managing Director
Cancer Insight, LLC

James M. Schwartz, AB ’76
President and CEO
MGF Sourcing

Russell S. Schwartz, AB ’77
Senior Vice President and Head, Original Programming
Starz Entertainment, LLC

Matthew I. Seiden, AB ’78
President and CEO
The Seiden Group, Inc.

Bradley J. Siegel, AB ’79
Founder and CEO
Brand New World Studios

Scott E. Simowitz, AB ’77
Moskowitz Mandell Salim & Simowitz

Andrew L. Solomon, AB ’95
Head of Commercial Real Estate Debt
Angelo Gordon & Company

Nicholas E. Somers, AB ’84
Managing Partner
Somers Investment Partners LLC

Gary M. Sumers, AB ’75
Retired Senior Managing, Director and COO
Blackstone Real Estate

Alan J. Swimmer, AB ’82 T
Managing Director
Horizon Kinetics

William G. Tragos, AB ’56
Retired Chairman, CEO and Co-Founder
TBWA Worldwide

Judith E. Tytel, AB ’68
General Counsel
Fiorello Pharmaceuticals

Robert L. Virgil, MBA ’60, DBA ’67, LLD ’09
Dean Emeritus
John M. Olin School of Business, Washington University in St. Louis
Retired Partner Edward Jones

Gregg A. Walker, AB ’94
G.A. Walker, LLC

Joseph F. Wayland, AB ’79
Executive Vice President and General Counsel
Chubb & Son, Inc.

Mark S. Weil, AB ’61
E. Desmond Lee Professor Emeritus
Washington University in St. Louis

Darrell L. Williams, MA ’86, PhD ’91
Senior Consultant
CRA International, Inc.

Kiki Wilson, AB ’74
Executive Producer
Robert Shaw – Man Of Many Voices

Eugene Zeffren, AB ’63
EZ Advisors
Retired CEO
Selective Beauty Brands LLC