President, The Rockefeller Foundation
New York, NY
Judith Rodin became the president of the Rockefeller Foundation in 2005. From 1994-2004, she was the president of the University of Pennsylvania. She holds a PhD from Columbia University and was a faculty member at Yale for 22 years before coming to the University of Pennsylvania. Under her leadership the University doubled its research funding and tripled its annual fundraising and the size of its endowment. As president of the University of Pennsylvania, Dr. Rodin largely oversaw strategies credited with revitalizing the University City and West Philadelphia neighborhoods. This revitalization was the effect of the University’s increased community development, investments in local education, and an architectural reorientation that opened up the campus to the surrounding areas. Dr. Rodin serves on number of leading non-profit and corporate boards. She has authored more than 200 academic articles and chapters and has co-written eleven books. She served on President Clinton’s Committee of Advisors on Science and Technology and has received nine honorary doctorate degrees.