Carnegie Mellon University

President's Advisory Board for the CMU Experience

The President’s Advisory Board is a standing committee charged with providing insights and expertise to help enrich the CMU Experience for students, faculty, staff and alumni. This advisory group comprises distinguished professionals from a wide variety of backgrounds and life experiences. Together with the Task Force on the CMU Experience, the President’s Advisory Board will work to address a number of curricular and campus issues so that actionable plans can be developed to enrich both the academic and non-academic aspects of the CMU Experience.


Cynthia Barnhart PortraitCynthia Barnhart
Chair Chancellor
Ford Professor of Engineering
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Cambridge, MA
Dedric Carter portraitDedric Carter
Vice Chancellor for Operations and Technology Transfer
Washington University in St. Louis
St. Louis, MO
Cynthia Cherrey portraitCynthia Cherrey
President and CEO
International Leadership Association
Silver Spring, MD
David Finegold portrait David Finegold 
Chatham University
Pittsburgh, PA

Evan Frazier portraitEvan Frazier (HNZ 1996)
Senior Vice President, Community Affairs
Highmark Health
Pittsburgh, PA

Ian Glasner portrait

Ian Glasner (E 2015, TPR 2016)
CMU Student Body President (2014-15)
Manager, Hewlett Packard Enterprise
San Francisco, CA

Alan Leshner portrait

Alan Leshner
Chief Executive Officer Emeritus
American Association for the Advancement of Science
Washington, DC

Erren Lester portraitErren Lester (SCS 1999, TPR 2008)
Product Management Executive
White House Presidential Innovation Fellow
Washington, DC
Anne M. Molloy portraitAnne M. Molloy
Executive Director, Posner Fine Arts Foundation
Carnegie Mellon University
Pittsburgh, PA
Marlene Santos portraitMarlene Santos
Parent (CS 2013)
Vice President of Customer Service, Florida Power & Light
Miami Beach, FL
Victor Schwartz portraitVictor Schwartz, MD
Medical Director
The Jed Foundation
New York, NY
Lorraine Siggins PortraitLorraine Siggins, MD
Director, Mental Health and Counseling
Yale University
New Haven, CT
J. Lea Hillman Simonds portraitJ. Lea Hillman Simonds
Board of Directors, Hillman Family Foundations
Trustee, Carnegie Mellon University
Pittsburgh, PA

Prerna Singh portraitPrerna Singh (TPR 2012)
CMU NYC Metro Alumni Chair, Young Alumni and Family Programming
Product Manager, Mashable
New York, NY

Collin Wong portraitCollin Wong
Parent (CIT 2019)
Senior Program Manager, Oracle Corporation
San Francisco, CA