Category Archives: Trustees

James Simons honored with Life Trusteeship; Pat Rosenwald voted Emeritus Trustee

The Rockefeller Board of Trustees has conferred its highest honor — one that has been given only twice previously — on James Simons, the philanthropist, mathematician and investment manager who has served on the univeristy’s Board since 2000. For his exceptional service to Rockefeller, Dr. Simons was elected a life trustee, a position shared with David Rockefeller, who was elected in 1995. Brooke Astor, the only other Board member to be named a life trustee, held the position from 1983 until her death in 2007. The Board also named Patricia Rosenwald an emeritus trustee in honor of her contributions to the university.

Andreas Dracopoulos elected to Board of Trustees


A DracopoulosAndreas Dracopoulos, a director of the Stavros Niarchos Foundation, is the newest addition to The Rockefeller University Board of Trustees. A longtime supporter of the university’s Women & Science program and other initiatives, Mr. Dracopoulos was elected to the Board on March 12.

Born and raised in Athens, Greece, Mr. Dracopoulos came to the United States in 1982 to attend The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. After graduating in 1986 with a B.S. in economics, he worked briefly with Salomon Brothers, a Wall Street investment bank, until he left to join the family business. He is now a director of the Niarchos Family Trust and the Stavros S. Niarchos Foundation, both established by his great-uncle, the late Stavros Spyros Niarchos, a Greek shipping magnate considered one of the 20th century’s most successful international businessmen. The Niarchos Foundation has a particular interest in promoting Greek cultural heritage, but a large part of its business is international, providing grants to organizations around the world to help provide equal access to opportunity in education, social welfare, health and arts and culture. More

Five new trustees elected to Board


The Rockefeller Board of Trustees elected five new members in 2006, increasing the total number of trustees and trustees emeriti to 54. The new constituents include one lawyer, two chartered financial analysts, a private equity professional and — slightly unusual for Rockefeller — one musicologist who was also an academic administrator. More