Dartmouth Board of Trustees elected three new Board members and approved appointments and promotions to faculty positions. The Board elected James G. Coulter ’82, Gregg L. Engles ’79, and Marye Anne Fox, PhD ’74, as Charter Trustees; they joined the Board, along with two previously elected Alumni Trustees, Gail Koziara Boudreaux ’82 and Bill Burgess ’81, following Commencement on June 12. Coulter is a founding partner of TPG Capital, a private investment firm. Engles is chairman, chief executive officer, and founder of Dean Foods Company. Fox is chancellor of the University of California, San Diego, where she is also a distinguished professor of chemistry.
Steve Mandel ’78, chairman of the Board of Trustees, said, “On behalf of my fellow trustees, I am delighted to welcome Jim, Gregg, and Marye Anne to Dartmouth’s Board. As highly accomplished and capable leaders in their respective fields, their diverse insights will add exceptional value.”
President Jim Yong Kim said, “Jim, Gregg, and Marye Anne share an essential attribute for a Dartmouth trustee: a tremendous passion and commitment to supporting our mission of offering the highest-quality academic experience to our students and the discovery of knowledge through research and scholarship. I look forward to working with them as the Board strives to create an even more promising future for Dartmouth.”
James G. Coulter is a founding partner of TPG Capital, a private investment firm managing in excess of $50 billion in assets. Coulter serves on the boards of Lenovo, J. Crew, Neiman Marcus, Creative Artists Agency, IMS Health, and Vincraft Group. He also serves on numerous nonprofit boards, including the Stanford University Board of Trustees, Common Sense Media, and the San Francisco University High School.
While an undergraduate at Dartmouth, Coulter was a member of Alpha Chi Alpha and Winter Carnival Council, participated in Sphinx and the Rugby Club, and played soccer. Coulter has previously served as a member of the Class of 1982 Reunion Giving Committee. He holds an MBA from Stanford University, where he was a 1986 Arjay Miller Scholar. He and his wife Penny have three children, including a daughter who will join Dartmouth’s Class of 2015 in the fall.
Gregg L. Engles is chairman, chief executive officer, and founder of Dean Foods Company. His nonprofit board memberships include Children’s Medical Center Dallas, Southwestern Medical Foundation, the Yale Law School Fund, the Hockaday School, and GMA (formerly Grocery Manufacturers of America). Engles was previously a member of the Yale Law School Association, Young Presidents Organization, the Dallas Citizens Council, and the International Dairy Foods Association.
While an undergraduate at Dartmouth, Engles was a member of Chi Gamma Epsilon/Kappa Sigma. He and his wife Molly currently serve on the President’s Leadership Council. Engles previously was a member and participation agent of the Class of 1979 Reunion Giving Committee and an Alumni Fund Volunteer. He holds a JD from Yale University. He and Molly have three children.
Marye Anne Fox, PhD, is chancellor of the University of California San Diego, where she is also a distinguished professor of chemistry. In 2010, President Obama presented her with a National Medal of Science, the highest scientific honor awarded in the United States. Previously, Fox served as a science advisor to George W. Bush during his tenure as governor of Texas and later on President Bush’s Council of Advisors on Science and Technology. Fox currently serves on the boards of W.R. Grace and Red Hat. Fox previously served on the University of Notre Dame Board of Trustees. She serves on numerous other nonprofit boards, including the Welch Foundation, Council on Competitiveness, the Association of American Universities, University of California President’s Board on Science and Innovation, and the Camille and Henry Dreyfus Foundation’s Scientific Affairs Committee.