UT chancellor Francisco Cigarroa elected to Yale Corporation
Yale Daily News
June 6, 2010
Francisco Cigarroa '79, chancellor of the University of Texas System and the first Latino to lead a major American university system, will be the newest member of the Yale Corporation, the University's highest governing body.
In an election this spring, Yale alumni chose Cigarroa from a ballot that also included Susanna Krentz '80, a health care consultant and former Association of Yale Alumni chair, and David Singer '84, co-founder and CEO of three biotech companies. Cigarroa's six-year term as an alumni fellow of the Corporation begins July 1.
Cigarroa, who did not return a request for comment, will replace Margaret Marshall LAW '76. Marshall, whose term expires June 30, is currently the chief justice of the Massachusetts Supreme Court and the first woman to hold that position.
The Corporation includes six alumni fellows, elected by Yale alumni for six-year terms, in addition to its 10 successor trustees, so-called because the Corporation chooses their successors at the end of their six- to 12-year terms. Each spring, the Alumni Fellow Nominating Committee, part of the Association of Yale Alumni, devises of a ballot of two to five candidates, all graduates of Yale College or one of the University's graduate or professional schools.