June 21, 2005
Philip Greer, a member of the Board of Tulane since 1999 and a past Tulane parent, was appointed chair-elect of the Board of Tulane, the university's governing and policy-making authority, last week. Greer's three-year term as chair will begin July 1, 2006.
Greer was a founding partner of the New York investment management firm Weiss, Peck & Greer, L.L.C., where he served as a senior managing director through 2002. He has been a director of Federal Express Corporation since 1974 and serves as chairman of the company's Compensation Committee. He serves as president of the Greer Family Foundation and is a trustee of the Santa Catalina School in Monterey, California and Deerfield Academy in Massachusetts.
Greer graduated Phi Beta Kappa from Princeton University in 1957 with a bachelor of arts degree in psychology. He attended Harvard Business School, where he earned a master of business administration degree in 1960.
"I am honored to become chair-elect of Tulane's Board and will work hard during the next year to become even more familiar with every aspect of this great university," Greer said. "Backed by President Scott Cowen, his strong administrative team and a terrific board, I am looking forward to playing a leadership role in the exciting years ahead for Tulane."
Greer will replace current Board Chair Cathy Pierson when her term expires in 2006. "Phil's election to board chair is wonderful news for Tulane. He is a dedicated board member who understands and appreciates Tulane's strengths, opportunities and challenges and is committed to leading Tulane to an even greater level of excellence," Pierson said.
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