Seven new members of Duke's board of trustees were announced in July by board chair Robert K. Steel '73. Thomas C. Clark '69, Robin A. Ferracone '75, Kenneth W. Hubbard '65, David M. Rubenstein '70, Robert S. Saunders Jr., Alan D. Schwartz '72, and Anthony Vitarelli '05 began their terms on the thirty-seven-member governing body on July 1.
Clark, of New York and Litchfield County, Connecticut, is a past president of the Duke Club of New York. He is division president and managing director of U.S. Trust Company and president-elect of the Duke Alumni Association.
Ferracone, of Los Angeles, is a worldwide partner at Mercer Human Resource Consulting, where she leads the Human Capital Advisory and Information business. She has served on Trinity College's board of visitors since 2001 and was a member of the Regional Campaign Council from 1999 to 2004.
Hubbard, of Greenwich, Connecticut, is an executive vice president of Hines, an international real-estate company. He has served Duke in many volunteer leadership roles, including the Trinity College board of visitors from 1994 to 2000 (chair 1999-2000) and the Arts & Sciences Campaign Committee from 2000 to 2004.
Rubenstein, of Washington, is founding partner and managing director of The Carlyle Group, a global private equity firm. He was chief counsel to the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee's Subcommittee on Constitutional Amendments in 1975-76 and, from 1977 to 1981, was deputy assistant to the president for domestic policy.
Saunders, a Ph.D. candidate in physics, is a 2000 summa cum laude graduate from the College of William and Mary. He was president of Duke's Graduate and Professional Student Council for two terms and has served for five years on the Student Health Insurance Advisory Committee.
Schwartz, of Greenwich, Connecticut, is president and chief operating officer of The Bear Stearns Companies, Inc., an investment banking and securities trading and brokerage firm. A member of the board of visitors at the Fuqua School of Business since 1986 and former chair, he serves on its Athletic Advisory Council.
Vitarelli, of Marlton, New Jersey, will spend the fall working for a small microfinance nonprofit organization in Santiago, Chile, before transferring to Washington to work at the Chilean Embassy. He graduated summa cum laude in May with a bachelor of arts in public policy and economics. He was president of Campus Council for two years, co-founded Duke's Greening Initiative, and, in 2004, was awarded a Truman Scholarship.