Swarthmore Welcomes New Members to College's Board of Managers
New members of Swarthmore's Board of Managers began their term at the Board's meeting over the weekend. The six new members, appointed at the Board's meeting in May, are:
Vincent Jones ’98 is the founder, CEO, and chief strategist of Reinvent Communications, a social impact firm that partners with foundations, non-profits, companies, and leaders to advance change.
Previously, Jones was the deputy director of campaigns and senior program officer for the Liberty Hill Foundation, where he directed a policy campaign to improve outcomes for boys and men of color in California.
Jones is a donor activist and invests in numerous organizations dedicated to helping others and promoting justice. For his innovative use of philanthropic tools to create healthier environments for youth and families, Jones was awarded the “Emerging Leader in Philanthropy” award from Grantmakers for Children, Youth & Families. He was also named the LGBT Leader of the Year by the City of Los Angeles, one of the “Top 40 Leaders Under 40” by Advocate magazine, and one of the “Top 25 Leaders in Los Angeles” by Frontiers magazine.
Jones graduated from the College with a B.A. in history. While at Swarthmore, he was a Eugene M. Lang Scholar for Social Action and Public Policy and International Affairs Fellow.
Cindi Leive ’88 is the editor-in-chief of Glamour, one of the most celebrated women's media brands in America. Since Leive became editor-in-chief in 2001, Glamour has launched digital, social media, and video platforms, grown its audience to the highest levels in its history, and received a record number of editorial awards. She is also the author of several Glamour-branded books on relationships, fashion, and food.
A lifelong advocate for women’s issues, Leive is the founder of The Girl Project, Glamour’s nonprofit initiative to send girls to secondary school worldwide. She is also a board member for the International Women’s Media Foundation and the Brooklyn Public Library. She has received numerous awards throughout her career, including The Matrix Award from Women in Communications; the NBCC Award for women’s health advocacy; and multiple National Magazine Awards for print, digital, and video achievement.
Leive, who graduated from the College with a B.A. in English literature, lives in New York City with her husband, Howard Bernstein, and children, Lucy and Isaac.
Sabrina Martinez ’92 is the lead engineering recruiter for ConocoPhillips, where she has worked since 2006. Prior to that role, she worked as a communications senior adviser and a senior adviser on strategic workforce planning. She is the co-author of three books, The Art of Activation, Pebbles in the Pond, and Change Your World, and is also a lifetime member of the National Association of Black MBAs.
A resident of Houston, she serves as a board member for the Queensbury Theatre and Big Brothers, Big Sisters of Houston. For her volunteer work, she received the silver Presidential Service Award in 2014 and 2015, the gold Presidential Service Award in 2016, and Houston Woman Magazine’s Broad Shoulders HER Award in 2011.
Martinez graduated from the College with a B.S. in engineering and received an M.B.A. from the University of Michigan Ross School of Business. She is also a past president of Swarthmore’s Alumni Council.
David McElhinny ’75 is the owner and president of SIGCO LLC, one of the country's largest independently owned glass and architectural metal fabricators.
Previously, he was a commercial banker in Washington D.C., the CFO of Rogers, Lunt, & Bowlen Co., and held various financial positions at Honeywell Corporation.
McElhinny holds several executive positions for the United Way of Greater Portland, Maine, and was a senior executive of the Keene, N.H. Chamber of Commerce. In 2014, McElhinny’s company donated glass and architectural metal, that was used for the construction of the Matchbox, the College’s wellness and fitness center.
McElhinny earned a B.A. in psychology from the College, as well as an M.B.A. from Dartmouth College’s Tuck School of Business. He lives in Westbrook, Maine, with his wife April, and his children Taylor and Cody’17.
H. Vincent Poor is the Michael Henry Strater University Professor of Electrical Engineering at Princeton University. From 2006 to 2016, he served as dean of Princeton’s School of Engineering and Applied Science. His research activities are focused on advances in several fields of rapid technology development, notably wireless networks, social networks, and smart grid.
An author of 17 books and numerous articles in scientific and technical journals, Poor has been honored with a number of awards, honorary degrees, and fellowships, including a Guggenheim Fellowship (2002), the IEEE Education Medal (2005), the URSI Booker Gold Medal (2014), and the AAES John Frtiz Medal (2016), among others. Poor’s academy memberships include the American Academy of Arts & Sciences, the National Academy of Engineering (U.S.), the National Academy of Sciences (U.S.), the Royal Society (U.K.), and several others.
Poor received a B.E.E. with highest honor and an M.S in electrical engineering from Auburn University and an M.A and Ph.D. in electrical engineering from Princeton University. He lives in Princeton, N.J., with his wife, Connie. They have two grown daughters, Kristin and Lauren.
Lourdes Rosado ’85 is bureau chief of the civil rights bureau for the New York Attorney General’s office. Previously, she served as a longtime attorney at the Juvenile Law Center in Philadelphia, which she joined as a staff attorney in 1998 and served as associate director from 2009 to 2015.
A former member of the College’s Alumni Council, Rosado also has served on the boards of a number of non-profit organizations including the Health Promotion Council of Philadelphia and AccessMatters (formerly the Family Planning Council of Philadelphia). She currently is a member of the working group of the Children’s Rights Litigation Committee of the American Bar Association’s Section of Litigation.
Rosado earned a B.A. with high honors in political science from the College, followed by an M.A. of international affairs in Latin American studies from Columbia University, a J.D. from New York University School of Law, and an LL.M. in trial advocacy from the Georgetown University Law Center. She splits her time between New York City and Havertown, Pa., where she lives with her husband, Jan Boswinkel ’85, and son, Will.
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.