Swarthmore Welcomes New Members to College's Board of Managers

New members of Swarthmore's Board of Managers will begin their term at the Board's meeting on September 18-19. The four new members, appointed at the Board's meeting in May, are: 

Janet Erlich '88Janet Erlick ‘88

Erlick is the executive artistic director of the award‐winning Fort Lauderdale Children’s Theatre, whose comprehensive outreach program serves over 32,000 people each year. 

Under her leadership, the theatre has received numerous awards and accolades. In 2015, the theatre was named the best community theatre of South Florida by BroadwayWorld.com, one of the 12 best children’s theatres in the nation by Backstage.com, and previously received the South Florida Business Journal’s Small Business of the Year Award.

In 2015, Erlick was named among the Outstanding Women of Broward County by the Boys & Girls Club, and was previously awarded the Remy Service Award by the South Florida Theatre League and the City of Hope Businesswoman of the Year Award. Currently, she serves as the Chair of Cultural Executives Committee of Broward and as a Board member for Broward Women’s Alliance and the Broward Cultural Council.

Erlick graduated from Swarthmore with a double major in theater and psychology. She has been a member of Alumni Council since 2011 and is the current Alumni Council President.


Jakey Joseph '06​Jaky Joseph ‘06

Joseph is a vice president in public finance investment banking at Bank of America Merrill Lynch, where he has worked since 2011. Previously, he worked at Public Financial Management, Inc., in the Quantitative Strategies Group, where he advised on complex bond transactions and built proprietary financial models.

Joseph was a double major in economics and mathematics while at Swarthmore and received an M.S. in quantitative finance from Rutgers University in 2010. He served on Alumni Council from 2010 to 2015 and is on the board and steering committee for the Richard Rubin Scholars Program.


Bill Boulding '77William "Bill" Boulding ‘77

Boulding is the dean and J.B. Fuqua Professor of Business Administration at Fuqua School of Business, Duke University. His research and teaching interests lie at the intersection of management, marketing, and strategy. His award-winning work has been published in several journals, including Marketing ScienceManagement Science, the Journal of Marketing, the Journal of Consumer Research, the Harvard Business Review, the Journal of Marketing Research, and the New England Journal of Medicine. Boulding is a past recipient of The Outstanding Teacher Award from Fuqua and has been cited for teaching excellence in various editions of the book Business Week Guide to the Best Business Schools. He is also a recipient of the Bank of America Faculty Award "for excellence in teaching, research, leadership, and service."

Boulding serves as a member of the World Economic Forum's Council on Values.  He also serves as a Board member on the Graduate Management Admission Council®, which is the organization that administers the GMAT exam.

Boulding earned a B.A. in economics from Swarthmore and a Ph.D. in marketing from the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School of Business.


Cathy PolinskyCathy Polinsky ‘99

Polinsky is the vice president of engineering for Salesforce, the largest enterprise cloud computing software company in the world. She began her tech career as a software engineer at Amazon.com at the peak of the dot-com boom and has also worked at a number of Silicon Valley software companies including Yahoo! and Oracle. 

Polinsky received a B.A in computer science from Swarthmore and was a member of Alumni Council from 2012-2015. A former student-athlete at Swarthmore, Polinsky qualified for the NCAA Division III National Swimming Championships three times and held the College record for the 100-yard butterfly from 1996 to 2007. Polinsky lives in the San Francisco Bay Area with her husband, Russell Belfer, and their two daughters.