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Board of Directors Welcomes New Members, Approves Global Infectious Disease Master’s Degree

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 graduate programs.

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.