Steven Rosner is an independent board member of Shearwater International. He was most recently a Managing Director and Partner in L.E.K. Consulting's Boston office. Steve has 25 years of experience in market entry and growth strategies, mergers and acquisitions, competitive strategy, and new technology evaluation. Among his responsibilities at L.E.K., Steve ran the Boston office, was Chairman of L.E.K.’s North American Operating Committee, chaired its Governance Committee which led L.E.K.’s transition from a founder-led business, and was a member of the Remuneration Committee for over a decade. Before L.E.K., Steven worked for a technology company (where he was awarded 7 patents) and General Electric, where he helped launch their MRI business. He received a BS with distinction, magna cum laude, in engineering from Duke and was awarded an MBA from The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania. Steve is passionate about mentoring young people and is on the Leadership Council for the Posse Foundation where he works with many young scholars. He is on the Board of Duke’s Pratt School of Engineering and has been a Board Member of the National Tay-Sachs and Allied Diseases Association. In addition to mentoring, Steve also has a wide variety of interests including lobstering, fishing, scuba diving, gardening, reading, fitness, cooking, college basketball, NFL, baseball, boating, traveling.
Edward “Ted” deVillafranca
EdVice Princeton, Peddie School, Berkshire School, Virginia Episcopal School
With over 25 years experience in all areas of admissions work, Ted has a sterling national reputation. He worked at the Peddie School for 17 years as the Director of College Counseling and Dean of Admissions and College Counseling and served on the Arts Faculty as a choral director. He directed the college counseling programs at Berkshire School and Virginia Episcopal School and worked in college admissions at Manhattanville College and the University of Richmond. Ted has presented at national and regional conferences and sits on the advisory board of the Fiske Guide to Colleges. Ted also serves on the Board of Advisors for the American Gap Association.
National Diversity Directors Institute, Student Diversity Leadership Conference, St. Andrew's Episcopal School
Rodney Glasgow is a noted facilitator, trainer, and activist in the areas of diversity, equity, and social justice. He is the Chair and Founder of the National Diversity Directors Institute, Chair and founding member of the Student Diversity Leadership Conference, and as served on the Advisory Board to the Vice President of Equity and Justice for the National Association of Independent Schools. He is currently the Chief Diversity Officer and Head of Middle School at St. Andrew’s Episcopal Schoo in Potomac, M. Rodney is a graduate of Harvard University and holds a Master of Arts in Organization and Leadership from Columbia University.
Mukul Kumar PhD
UWC-USA, Hult International Business School, University of Maryland, McKinsey & Co.
Mukul is the fourth UWC-USA President and the first alumnus to return to lead a UWC. Previously, he served as Provost at Hult International Business School, where he led strategy, delivery, and innovation of all degree programs across its seven international campuses. He began his professional career at McKinsey & Co. and was a faculty member and executive director of executive education at the University of Maryland.
Robert A. Oden, Jr. PhD
Carleton College, Kenyon College, Hotchkiss School, Dartmouth College
Rob Oden retired in 2010 from the Presidency of Carleton College, a position he had held since 2002. He had previously served as the president of Kenyon College, the Headmaster of the Hotchkiss School, and a Professor of Religion at Dartmouth College, where he received Dartmouth’s first Distinguished Teaching Award. He serves on a number of non-profit boards, and is the Chair of the Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center Board of Trustees and has served as a Trustee of the American University in Cairo for twenty-five years. In 2011, Rob served as the “President-in-Residence” for the Harvard Educational School’s Program on Higher Education.
Jason Patent, PhD
Jason is responsible for building UC Berkeley I-House's existing training programs and expanding them to meet the needs of increasing numbers of I-House residents, UC Berkeley campus units, and external businesses and non-profit organizations. His previous professional roles include: American Co-Director of the Hopkins–Nanjing Center for Chinese and American Studies; Inaugural Director of the Stanford Bing Overseas Studies Program’s Beijing Center; Vice President of Communications & Marketing at Orchestrall Inc. Jason holds a Master’s degree in East Asian Studies from Stanford University, and an M.A. and Ph.D. in Linguistics from UC Berkeley.
Laureate Online Education, Alliance Abroad Group, Aspect Language School
Lauren Stone currently serves as the Vice President of Global Business Development at Laureate Education, a global network of over 80 universities around the world serving nearly one million students. She has spent her entire career working with international students at the high school and post-secondary level, including roles as Senior Vice President at Alliance Abroad Group, Director of University Placement Service at Aspect Language School, and Vice President of Operations at International Education Forum.
Elizabeth Penney Riegelman
Newark Academy, NY & NJ Independent Schools Association, Peddie School
Penney Riegelman has been a classroom teacher, an advisor, a dean, and an administrator, working with Grades 4 – 12. She is well known for her tenure as the Head of School at Newark Academy from 1997-2007. In 2006, the Teachers' College of Columbia University named her one of the ten most effective heads of school. Her close to forty-year distinguished career in education includes numerous roles in independent schools including the teaching of English and History, as Dean of Students at both Riverdale Country School and Rye Country Day School, and as Assistant Head at the Peddie School. From 2007 – 2009, she was the Executive Director of the New York State Association of Independent Schools.