The Chairman and Vice Chairs are elected from the full Board at the annual May meeting and hold office for one four-year term. The Chairman is responsible for presiding over all Board meetings and serving as Chairman of the Executive Committee. Vice chairs, selected according to their seniority of membership, perform the duties of the Chairman in his or her absence or disability.

The University Secretary serves for one four-year term. The University Secretary gives official notice of all full Board, Committee and Special meetings and is responsible for recording and maintaining documentation of all Board actions. The University Secretary is also the custodian of the Charter, Bylaws, and the Seal of the University.

Officers of the Board of Trustees include:

Steven Barnes Steven W. Barnes, Chairman
Steven W. Barnes is a managing director at Bain Capital, LLC ('Bain'), has been affiliated with Bain since 1988 and serves as the Head of Private Equity for the Americas.
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Kathleen A. Walters Kathleen A. Walters, Chair Elect, Vice Chair
Kathleen A. Walters is a senior executive with extensive operating experience in the consumer products and paper industry, both domestically and internationally.
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Richard Thompson Richard L. Thompson, Chairman Emeritus
Richard L. Thompson joined the Washington, D.C. office of Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP in June 2014 as senior counsel in the healthcare and pharmaceutical sectors.
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David Edelstein David G. Edelstein, Vice Chair
David G. Edelstein was a senior executive with experience in information technology, corporate governance and operations in the health care industry. He held roles with increasing levels of leadership responsibilities at IBM, Bristol-Myers Squibb, Dade Behring and Siemens.
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Reinaldo Pascual Reinaldo Pascual, Vice Chair
Reinaldo Pascual is a partner in the law firm of Paul Hastings LLP and serves as managing partner of the Atlanta office. Pascual's practice focus is on mergers and acquisitions, corporate finance and securities, private equity and investment management.
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Lisa Dolak

Michael G. Thonis, Vice Chair
Michael Thonis is co-founder and senior advisor of Charlesbank Capital Partners. Prior to co-founding Charlesbank, a private equity firm, Thonis was a managing director at Harvard Private Capital, the firm's predecessor.
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Lisa Dolak

Lisa A. Dolak, Senior Vice President and University Secretary
Lisa A. Dolak is Senior Vice President and University Secretary at Syracuse University, and the Angela S. Cooney Professor of Law at the Syracuse University College of Law.
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