Georgetown’s board of directors welcomes seven new members and approves plans for a new master’s degree in global infectious disease at its fall meeting on campus.
Oct. 9, 2018 – Georgetown’s board of directors welcomed seven new members and approved plans for a new master’s degree in global infectious disease at its fall meeting on campus last week.
Each new member will serve a three-year term.
“We are very pleased to welcome these individuals to the Georgetown University board,” said Georgetown President John J. DeGioia. “Their leadership, vision, and experience will strengthen and shape the future of the university.”
The new board members include:
Bruce Blume (L’80) of Seattle, Washington
Tom Farley (C’97) of New York City
John P. Fitzgibbons, S.J. of Denver, Colorado
Amy Goldman (SFS’86) of Minneapolis, Minnesota
Fernando Zobel de Ayala of Manila, Philippines
Peter Croncota (B’83) of New York City, board of regents chair (ex-officio)
Richard Hluchan (SFS’71) of Marlton, New Jersey, president, Georgetown University Alumni Association (ex-officio)
The board also approved a new master of science in global infectious disease, which adds to Georgetown’s interdisciplinary graduateprograms.
The new degree focuses on two main areas – global health policy and data modeling – and strengthens the existing Ph.D. program by adding new foundational coursework and a larger cohort of students participating in the field’s research, journal clubs and seminars.
Students in the degree program will be prepared to engage with the leading causes of morbidity and mortality around the world using tools from multiple disciplines.