Two new trustees are joining the Board this fall:
Caryn Mandabach, who earned her B.A. at Washington University, is a partner in and co-owner of Carsey-Werner-Mandabach, an independent television and film studio. During her long career in television, Mandabach has produced and co-owned such hit sitcoms as The Cosby Show, Roseanne, Third Rock from the Sun, That ’70s Show and Grounded for Life. She has won numerous awards, including an Emmy, a Peabody and a Humanitas. Her daughter Marisa is a Sarah Lawrence senior, and her son Jon is a freshman at NYU.
Jeffrey B. Engel ’84, the new president of the Alumnae/i Association, joins the Board of Trustees as an ex officio member. He replaces outgoing Alumnae/i Association President Barbara Kolsun ’71, who was elected to a regular term on the Board in May. Engel, who earned his J.D. at the University of Miami School of Law, is currently a vice president of institutional high yield and distressed debt sales in the Royal Bank of Canada’s Capital Markets Group. Prior to this position, he managed proprietary investment portfolios at Standard Bank London and Banco Santander after a brief career with Drexel Burnham Lambert. He serves on the board of the Genetic Disease Foundation at Mt. Sinai Hospital and is the former chairman of the Paul Taylor Dance Company Junior Associates. Engel coaches soccer and baseball in his spare time and is also a wine connoisseur. He received the College’s Young Alumnae/i Committee Service Award in 2001 and has served on the Alumnae/i Board for the past 5 years.
Clarice Dibble Walker ’57 was elected to the Board in November 2002. She holds an M.S. from Columbia University and is a professor emerita at Howard University’s School of Social Work, having previously served as the commissioner of social services for the District of Columbia. She sits on a number of boards, including the Freddie Mac Foundation, and is the former chairman of The National Black Child Development Institute. Walker has four children; her daughter Ann graduated from Sarah Lawrence in 1982.
At the annual meeting of the Board in May 2003, Margot Bogert ’75, Carol Cheney ’66 and Laura Donnelley-Morton ’69 were re-elected for four-year terms. Bogert also was re-elected to a one-year term as chairman, and Diana Chambers Leslie ’69 and Robert M. Riggs were re-elected to one-year terms as vice chairs. Finally, the Board paid tribute to two retiring trustees: Donald K. Clifford, Jr. (great-grandson of William Van Duzer Lawrence) and Mark P. Goodman ’83.