Swarthmore Welcomes New Members to College's Board of Managers

By Mark Anskis

New members of Swarthmore's Board of Managers will begin their term at the Board's meeting on September 27-28. The eight new members, appointed at the Board's meeting in May, include: 

S. Leslie JewettS. Leslie Jewett '77, of Laguna Beach, Calif., has been president of California First National Bank since 2011. She also serves as chief financial officer for California First National Bancorp, the parent company and successor to a company she joined in 1991. She was a founding director in 2001 of CalFirst Bank, a $500 million Internet bank whose primary business is commercial leasing and financing of capital assets and commercial loans. From 1981-90, Jewett held various management positions at Kidder, Peabody & Co., Inc. in New York, including senior vice president of corporate finance.

Jewett earned a B.A. in economics from Swarthmore, followed by an MBA from Stanford University in 1981. She previously served as a member of the Business School Trust at the Stanford Graduate School of Business before joining the Board of Managers in 2013. She is the mother of five.

Koof KalksteinHarold (Koof) Kalkstein '78, of Belmont, Calif., is a retired managing director of the Boston Consulting Group, where he worked for 22 years. He founded the company's global energy practice, ran its San Francisco office, and led its alumni program during his tenure. Kalkstein has also been active in the Quaker educational community, serving on the Boards of the San Francisco Friends School, including tenure as a clerk, and Philadelphia's Greene Street Friends School.  Before rejoining the Board of Managers in 2013, he completed a four-year term in 2012. Previously, he served a three-year term on the Alumni Council and was co-chair of the 20th reunion of his class. 

Kalkstein holds a B.A. in economics with high honors from Swarthmore and an MBA from Stanford University. Both of his parents attended Swarthmore - Samuel Kalkstein, who graduated in 1937, and Elizabeth Goodrich, who started with the Class of 1939. In addition, three siblings have graduated from the College: Dave '72, Ben '72, and Hannah '75, along with one of his children, Alex '06. 

David KoDavid Ko '92, the current president of the Swarthmore Alumni Council, is a group product manager at Shutterfly, the market leader in digital personalized photo products and services. Prior to Shutterfly, Ko served as the senior product manager for Expedia, director of special projects for the law firm Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman, and as a vice president for JP Morgan.

Ko, a native New Yorker and a current resident of California's Bay Area, has been a member of Alumni Council since 2009. He also serves as an alumni interviewer for the College and is a member of his local community emergency response team. Ko received a B.A. in economics from the College in 1992 and an MBA from UC-Berkeley in 2001.

MossDanielle Moss Lee '90 is chief executive officer for the YWCA of the City of New York. Prior to her appointment, she was the president and CEO of the Harlem Educational Activities Fund, which became a leading youth leadership organization during her 10-year tenure. She is currently vice president of Black Agency Executives' Board of Directors, a member of Columbia University's Teachers College 125th Anniversary Steering Committee, and a blogger at Edutopia of the George Lucas Educational Foundation.

Prior to joining the Board of Managers in 2013, Lee served a three-year term on the Alumni Council concluding in 2012. She has been an admissions interviewer for six years and a transfer interviewer. In addition to her B.A. in English literature from Swarthmore, Lee holds an M.Ed. in education administration and an Ed.D. in organization and leadership from Columbia University.

June R. ScottJune Rothman Scott '61 is a renowned bacterial molecular geneticist who retired from her post as the Charles Howard Candler Professor of Microbiology and Immunology at Emory University School of Medicine in 2012 after 43 years at the university. She has received numerous honors and awards for her lab research, has served on many editorial boards for journals and, as an officer of the American Society for Microbiology, authored or co-authored more than 100 publications. In addition, Scott and colleagues were awarded a patent for cloning the first gene for an M protein.

Scott holds a B.A. in zoology - now biology - from Swarthmore and a Ph.D. in biology from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. On campus for her 50th reunion during Alumni Weekend 2011, she shared her experience of the revolution in her field and how her Swarthmore training prepared her for her career.

Salem ShuchmanSalem Shuchman '84 is the founder and managing partner of Entrepreneur Partners, a Philadelphia-based private equity firm he launched in 2005. Prior to this, he was a senior partner at Apax Partners where he also headed the leverage transaction group. He has more than 20 years of private equity investing experience. 

Shuchman rejoined the Board of Managers in 2013 after serving from 2000-12. In addition to his Board service, Shuchman was a class agent from 2002-04 and served on the Alumni Council in 1992. He earned a B.A. in political science from Swarthmore and the Ivy Award. His wife, Barbara Klock '86, served on the Board of Managers from 1990-93. 

Rob SteelmanRobert Steelman '92, of Ridgewood, N.J., is a senior investment analyst and portfolio manager with CIFC Asset Management, one of the largest specialized asset managers of senior secured corporate loans in the world. Previously, he was a director at Amsterdam's ABN AMRO N.V. Bank and a vice president of mergers and acquisitions at JPMorgan Securities. 

Steelman earned his B.A. in economics from Swarthmore in 1992 and an MBA. from Columbia University in 1997. Before joining the Board in 2013, Steelman served as an admissions interviewer from 2005-12 and served consecutively on the College's Alumni Council for five years. He has also served as a class agent and on the Athletics Hall of Fame Committee. His father, C. William Steelman '63, and brother Peter Steelman '95 also attended the College. 

Davia TeminDavia Temin '74 , who lives in New York City, is president and CEO of Temin and Company, a boutique management consultancy focused on strategic marketing, media, and communications; global crisis and reputation management; thought leadership; and CEO leadership coaching. Prior to founding Temin, she headed corporate marketing for General Electric Capital; Schroders; Scudder, Stevens and Clark; Citicorp Global Investment Bank; and Columbia University Business School. Temin writes for Huffington Post and has a column, "Reputation Matters," on Forbes.com.  She is currently the first vice chair of the Board of Trustees of The Girl Scouts of The United States of America and chair of fund development, focusing on their $1 Billion Campaign. In addition, she is chair of the Board of Video Volunteers and serves on the boards or advisory boards of The Committee for Economic Development, Harvard Kennedy School's Women's Leadership Board, Women Corporate Directors, ProPublica, and The Knight-Bagehot Fellowship of the Columbia Journalism School, among others.

Temin served on the Board of Managers from 1996-2000 before returning in 2013 and has hosted externs almost every year since the program's inception. She holds a B.A. with honors in art history from Swarthmore and attended Columbia University for a Ph.D. in art history and an M.A. in counseling psychology.

The Board of Managers, which currently consists of 39 members, oversees the general management and welfare of Swarthmore College. Most of the board's work is done in committees and Swarthmore's president regularly participates in committee meetings. The Board of Managers meets four times a year.