President Peter Salovey and Senior Fellow Donna Dubinsky announced on March 27 initiatives to make the Yale Corporation more accessible to the Yale community, and to help its members better understand the wide-ranging activities and concerns of all faculty, students, staff, and alumni.
“We’ve sensed an unintentional feeling of distance between the Yale Corporation and the rest of the Yale community,” said Dubinsky. “So we’ve put together a package of initiatives to bridge that gap. Several of the initiatives serve to clarify what the Yale Corporation does whereas others are designed to help its members understand better what’s going on in the Yale community today.”
“Part of the confusion surrounds the name: The Yale Corporation,” said Salovey. “Many members of the community do not understand that this is Yale’s name for our board of trustees, made up of alumni who volunteer their valuable time and expertise.”