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Four Alumni Join Board of Managers

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The Swarthmore College Board of Managers welcomed four distinguished alumni to its ranks, effective July 1: Michel Glouchevitch ’76, David Kaufman ’94, Melissa Rose ’95, and Gustavo Schwed ’84 (who previously served the Board from 2010 to 2022).

This year’s new Managers include:

Michel Glouchevitch ’76Michel Glouchevitch ’76 is a managing director with RLH Equity Partners, a Los Angeles-based private equity firm that invests in high-growth, knowledge-based, middle-market companies providing consulting, staffing, IT services, and other important transformational business services. During his 40-year career in private equity, he has served on numerous boards of companies across various industries, including technology, health care, business services, and IT services. Previously, Glouchevitch was a managing director of the private equity firms Westar Capital and Triumph Capital Group.  

Glouchevitch has served on Swarthmore’s Council on Presidential Initiatives (CPI) since 2017 as a member of the Connecting the Liberal Arts working group. In 2022, he was inducted into the Garnet Hall of Fame for tennis in recognition of his participation in the 1977 men’s tennis team that won the first of four Swarthmore Division III national titles.

Glouchevitch graduated from Swarthmore in 1977 with a B.A. in political science and went on to receive an MBA from l’École des Hautes Études Commerciales de Paris in 1979.

David Kaufman ’94David Kaufman ’94 is a partner at Third Rock Ventures, a health care venture firm that works to build innovative companies creating products that make a difference in patients’ lives. Before joining Third Rock Ventures in 2020, Kaufman was chief medical officer and head of translational development at the Bill and Melinda Gates Medical Research Institute, a biotech arm of the Gates Foundation developing drugs and vaccines for diseases of global health burden. He has also worked at Merck Research Laboratories, where he was most recently  head of translational oncology, and for Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center and Harvard Medical School. Kaufman is a director ex officio of the Society for the Immunotherapy of Cancer and Action Wellness, and a scientific advisor for Stand Up to Cancer. 

Kaufman graduated from Swarthmore in 1994 with a major in biology and minor in sociology & anthropology. He earned a Ph.D. in immunology and molecular virology from The Rockefeller University in 2002 and an M.D. at the Cornell University School of Medicine in 2003. Kaufman trained in internal medicine and infectious diseases at the University of California, San Francisco and Massachusetts General Hospital. 

Over the years, Kaufman has given his time to the College in various ways, including as a member of the Alumni Council, a SwatTalk presenter, an Extern Program volunteer, a member of the Natural Sciences and Engineering (NSE) alumni panel, and an Admissions interviewer.  

Melissa Rose ’95Melissa Rose ’95 is the associate director of pediatrics with Tiburcio Vásquez Health Center, a provider of multicultural and linguistically appropriate health care and related services. She joined the practice in 2015. In addition to her medical practice, her areas of focus include addressing health disparities and early childhood literacy. Previously, she was a physician at Open Door Family Medical Center in Greenwich, Conn., and River Valley Pediatrics in Scarsdale, N.Y. 

Rose is a member of Swarthmore’s Council on Presidential Initiatives (CPI) and previously volunteered as a Reunion Committee member and an Admissions interviewer. 

Rose graduated with a B.A. in biology from Swarthmore in 1995 and earned an M.D. from Tulane University in 1999 and an MPH from the University of Pittsburgh in 2000.

Gustavo Schwed ’84Gustavo Schwed ’84 is a professor of management practice at New York University’s Stern School of Business, where he has received the distinguished teaching award and twice been recognized as professor of the year. He is also a visiting professor at Princeton University. Schwed was previously a managing director at Providence Equity Partners and Morgan Stanley. He has served on numerous corporate and nonprofit boards. He is currently a board member at Oliver Scholars, which provides educational services to underserved Black and Latinx students in New York City.

Schwed was a member of Swarthmore’s Board of Managers from 2010 to 2022, most recently serving on the Audit and Risk Management, Development and Communications, Finance, and Investment committees.

Schwed graduated from Swarthmore with High Honors in economics in 1984 and earned an MBA from the Stanford Graduate School of Business in 1988.

“We are very fortunate to have such talented and committed community members who are willing to volunteer their time and energy to Swarthmore," says Board Chair Harold “Koof” Kalkstein ’78. “My thanks in advance to this wonderful group of new Managers for what I know will be invaluable contributions to the College's continued success.”

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