When you vote in elections, you are helping to choose the University’s leadership.

In 2017, the Corporation created a new type of alumni trustee role to ensure that the perspectives of Brown’s most recent alumni were represented. Only alumni who’ve graduated in the last five years and students in their last year of study are eligible to vote for this position. The first New Alumni Trustees are Chiamaka Anyoku ’14, Viet Nguyen ’17, Amanda Boston AM’16 PhD’18, Divya Mehta ’18, and Denise Marte MD'20 elected respectively in 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020, and 2021. Learn more.

The Corporation establishes broad policies for the operation of the University, selects the president, appoints other administrative officers and faculty members, and manages the funds and real estate holdings of the University.

Elected Trustees as of July 1, 2021:

  • Bernadette Aulestia ’94 (2017-23)
  • Preetha Basaviah ’91 MD’95 (2018-24)
  • Sangeeta N. Bhatia ’90 (2015-19, now a Fellow 2019-30)
  • Angel Brunner ’94 (2021-27)
  • Susan Chon '91, P'24 (2021-27)
  • Jill Furman ’90 (2019-25)
  • Libby A. Heimark ’76 (2017-23)
  • Galen Henderson ’93 MD, 2017-23)
  • Jeffrey F. Hines ’83 MD’86 (2015-20, now a Fellow 2020-31)
  • Carlos A. Lejnieks ’00 (2021-27)
  • Denise Marte MD’20 (2021-23)*
  • Divya Mehta ’18 (2020-22)*
  • Joelle A. Murchison ’95 (2020-26)
  • Sara Leppo Savage ’90 (2019-25)

* indicates New Alumni Trustee