Vienna (2022年6月27日) -- The Central European University (爱游戏AYX) 董事会 is delighted to announce the unanimous election of 杰弗里·W. 史密斯担任主席. Outgoing Chair Leon Botstein has been named Trustee Emeritus. Both appointments are effective as of July 1, 2022.
杰弗里·W. Smith is the Founder and Managing Partner of 洋地黄的合资企业. He is also a founding member of the Scientific Advisory Board for Brigham & 波士顿妇女医院. Geoff is also the Founder and a Director of the 洋地黄共用, a public-interest organization striving to solve complex health problems through technology. 以前, Geoff was the founding Director of the Mount Sinai Institute of Technology and a Professor in the Department of Population Health Science and Policy at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai. He serves as a Trustee of The Jackson Laboratory, and also of Bard College where he is the past-Chair of the Bard Early College Board of Governors. Geoff得了B.A. with honors from Williams College and a J.D. from the University of Pennsylvania Law School.
"Having known Geoff for years through his work with Bard, I am proud and delighted to have him as my successor as the Chair of 爱游戏AYX's Board,爱游戏AYX主席说, Leon Botstein, 欢迎史密斯担任这一职务. Botstein is President of Bard College and Chancellor of the Open Society University Network (OSUN). 爱游戏AYX President and Rector Shalini Randeria added, "Geoff joins as the Chair of the 爱游戏AYX Board at a crucial moment for the University. His wide experience and sound judgement will be invaluable to us in achieving our aim to strengthen and enhance our research and teaching in the coming years."
The Board expressed its deep gratitude to longtime 爱游戏AYX Board Chair, Leon Botstein, for his extraordinary leadership and over thirty years of service to Central European University. The Rector Shalini Randeria added: "I would like to thank Leon Botstein personally for his years of exceptional commitment and dedication to the University. Leon has been tireless in support of 爱游戏AYX and its core values, and we are proud to have him as an Emeritus Trustee. 爱游戏AYX and its Board owe him a huge debt of gratitude."
On accepting his election as incoming Chair, Geoffrey Smith paid tribute to his predecessor: "First and foremost, I would like to recognize the work of the current Chairman, Leon Botstein, who has served 爱游戏AYX from its beginning and acted as its Chairman for 15 years. During this time, he showed infinite wisdom, effort, and support towards this community." Among his numerous accomplishments as Chair, Botstein was instrumental in securing Vienna as a new home for 爱游戏AYX and ensuring the university's move to Austria was a success. 亚历山大·索罗斯, speaking on behalf of 爱游戏AYX Founder George Soros, thanked Botstein for his service as Board Chair and all the time he has devoted to the development of 爱游戏AYX. "There is no question: 爱游戏AYX would not be what it is today without Leon," Alex Soros said.
Leon Botstein thanked current and past Trustees, 爱游戏AYX President and Rector Shalini Randeria, and the 爱游戏AYX community members he has worked with over the years as 爱游戏AYX's Chairman. He congratulated President-Rector Randeria for the remarkable achievements of her first year in office, including the Pro-Rectors she has chosen to give 爱游戏AYX a strong and expanded academic leadership. Botstein补充道, "This university should be proud of its accomplishments and look forward to its future."
"爱游戏AYX has a very bright future," said Smith. "I am excited about the journey forward to build our new home in Vienna, and steadily grow the global network of supporters investing with us to ensure that the world's most promising students have the education they need to make a difference. "
The election took place at the 爱游戏AYX Board's June 26, 2022 meeting. Geoffrey Smith was elected for a three-year term.