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, LA74
Former Senior Vice President and CFO
HBO Sports, Inc.

Dr. Robert Adler LA72, DE76
Kitchen-Friendly Inc.

Mr. Robert Ansehl LA76
Chair, Insurance Transaction and Regulatory Group
White and Williams, LLP

Mr. Randall Bean LA78
Managing Partner
NewVantage Partners

Dr. John Biggs GR83
Former Chairman and CEO

Dr. Gordon Black LA64
Chairman and Managing Partne

Prof. Kate Bloch LA83, GR83
University of California-Hastings College of Law

Ms. Joanne Bober LA74
Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary
JC Penney Co., Inc.

Mr. Morrie Brown LA67 LW70
Greenberg Traurig

Ms. Barbara Bryant LA68
Retired Elementary Teacher

Mr. John Michael Clear LA71
Bryan Cave LLP

Mr. Howard Cohen LA68
Beacon Communities LLC

Ms. Georgia Van Cleve Colwell LA51
Community Volunteer

Dr. James Dempsey GR97
Chief Scientific Officer
ViewRay, Inc.

Mrs. Carol Epstein UC08, GR08
Community Volunteer for Animal Welfare
and Humane Education

Mr. Jon Feltheimer LA72
Co-Chairman and CEO
Lionsgate Entertainment

Mr. Steve Fradkin LA84
President, Corporate and Institutional Services
Northern Trust Co.

Ms. Andrea Grant LA71 LW74
Piper Rudnick LLP

Mr. David Grossman GR68, GR73
Vice Provost, School of Professional Studies and
Continuing Education
Thomas Edison State College

Mr. Earle H. Harbison, Jr. LA48
Harbison Corp.
Retired President
Monsanto Corp.

Ms. Narmen Fennoy Hunter GR73
President and CEO
Fennoy Consulting Group

Dr. Gayle P.W. Jackson GR69 GR72
President and CEO
Energy Global, Inc.

Mr. Jay Jacobs LA92
President and Managing Director
Pacific Investment Management Company

Dr. Diane D. Jacobsen GR95 GR00 GR03
Retired President
The DeMell Group

Dr. Sherman James GR73
Susan B. King Professor Emeritus of Public Policy
Duke University

Ms. Kathy Kartalis LA82
Senior Vice President of Global Product

Mr. Philip Kepler LA87
Vice President of Project Management
OptionsXPress Holdings, Inc.

Mr. Lawrence Klamon LA58
Retired President and CEO
Fuqua Enterprises

Andrea Kott LA86
Lowis and Gellen

Mr. Kenneth Kousky LA76
Founder and CEO
IP3, Inc.

Michael Kumar LA89
Managing Director
Morgan Stanley

Dr. Stephen Lockhart LA77
Vice President and Regional Chief Medical Officer
Sutter Health

Mr. Sanford Loewentheil LA76
L&M Equity Participants, Ltd.

Ms. Carolyn Losos LA54
Executive Director
Lewis and Clark Foundation

Mr. Kenneth Makovsky LA62, LW65
Makovsky & Co., Inc.

Mr. Mark Mason LA51
Vice Chairman
Oxford Development Co.

Dr. R. William "Bill" Morris, EMBA89
President and Chief Executive Officer
St. Louis Oncology Associates, Inc.

Mr. Michael Newmark LA60 LW62
Bryan Cave LLP

Mr. Paul Pariser LA76
Co-Founder and Co-CEO
Taconic Investment Partners LLC

Mr. William Pollard III LA70
Kornstein Veisz Wexler & Pollard

Mr. Ronald Rettner LA72
Rettner Management/Baron Associates

Mr. Richard Rosenthal LA55
Retired President
Rosenthal Associates

Mr. Thomas Ryan GR76
Retired Vice President
Goldman Sachs & Co.

Dr. Michael Salem LA82
President and CEO
National Jewish Medical and Research Center

Mr. Michael Salzberg LA65
Salco Mechanical

Mr. James Schwartz LA76
Group Executive Vice President
Mast Industries, Inc.

Mr. Russell Schwartz LA77
Senior Vice President, Business Affairs

Mr. Matthew Seiden LA78
President and CEO
Seiden Advertising

Mr. Bradley Siegel LA79
Vice Chairman
UP! Music Channel

Mr. Scott Simowitz LA77
Moskowitz Mandell Salin & Simowitz

Mr. Nicholas Somers LA84
Schroeder Ventures

Mr. Gary Sumers LA75
Senior Managing Director
The Blackstone Group LLP

Mr. William Tragos LA56
Former Chairman and CEO
TBWA Advertising

Ms. Judith Tytel LA68
Assistant General Counsel

Dr. Bob Virgil MBA60 DBA67
Former Partner
Edward Jones
Former Dean
Olin School of Business

Mr. Gregg Walker LA94
Vice President, Mergers/Acquisitions

Mr. Joseph Wayland LA79
General Counsel
ACE Limited

Prof. Mark Weil LA61
E. Desmond Lee Professor Emeritus
Washington University

Dr. Darrell Williams GR 86 GR91

Ms. Kiki Wilson LA74
Former Director, Technlogy Development
Delta Airlines

Mr. David Winston LA74
J&M Foundation

Dr. Eugene Zeffren LA63
Retired Executive Vice President and COO
Unilever Home & Personal Care

Mrs. Henrietta Freedman
Member Emerita
Retired Vice-President