Nine New Members Elected To Board Of Trustees

The Board of Trustees elected nine individuals as new members at its Sept. 18 meeting.

Brian P. Burns

A nationally regarded business executive, attorney and philanthropist, Brian P. Burns has been a moving force in many financial transactions involving mergers and turnarounds at many companies during his career. He is now chairman and president of BF Enterprises, Inc., based in San Francisco.

He is founder and principal benefactor of the John J. Burns Library of Rare Books and Special Collections at Boston College, which was named in honor of his father. In 1990, the Burns Foundation, which Burns chairs, endowed the library with the visiting scholar in Irish Studies chair.

Among his other activities, Burns is a director of the American Ireland Fund, and founding chairman of the board of the Palm Beach Pops Symphony Orchestra.

Darcel D. Clark

A 1983 graduate of Boston College, Darcel D. Clark was the first recipient of the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Scholarship and the first executive director for Minority Affairs to the Undergraduate Government of Boston College.

She has served as a Bronx County assistant district attorney since 1986. She now supervises the Bronx District Attorney's Narcotics Bureau and is deputy chief of the Criminal Court Bureau.

She also is active in a program that teaches public school children about the legal and medical ramifications of drug involvement and introduces them to the criminal justice system.

Clark is a former director of the Boston College Alumni Association, a former president of the Black Bar Association of Bronx County, and is active in numerous professional and community organizations.

Joseph E. Corcoran

Joseph E. Corcoran is the founder and CEO of the Corcoran Jennison Cos., which have developed and managed over 16,000 units of mixed-income housing.

Corcoran, a 1959 BC graduate, is a member of the Urban Land Institute, the National Association of Home Builders, and serves as a director of the Housing Roundtable, the Landscape Architecture Foundation and the Children's Advocacy Center of Suffolk County.

He is a former trustee of Carney Hospital in Boston and was the first president of the Carney Foundation. He is former president of the Real Estate and Finance Council of Boston College, and is a director of The American Ireland Fund.

John L. Harrington

A graduate of and former faculty member at the Carroll School of Management, John L. Harrington has been CEO of the Boston Red Sox since 1973.

In addition, Harrington serves as trustee and executive director of the Yawkey Foundation and is president of Boston Trust Management Corp.

Beginning in 1967, Harrington spent three years as an assistant professor and director of admissions in what is now the Carroll Graduate School of Management. He later served as controller for Major League Baseball's American League, and as assistant secretary of administration and finance for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.

He earned bachelor's and master of business administration degrees from BC in 1957 and 1966, respectively. He is a member and past president of the Alumni Assoc-iation's Board of Directors.

Michael F. Price

Price is the chief executive officer and president with overall supervisory responsibility for Franklin Mutual Advisers, Inc. He is also president and chairman of Franklin Mutual Series Fund, Inc., which consists of Mutual Shares Fund, Mutual Qualified Fund, Mutual Beacon Fund, Mutual Discovery Fund, Mutual European Fund and Mutual Financial Services Fund.

Prior to his current position, Price was a director and executive officer of Mutual Shares Fund and, later, president and chief operating officer of Heine Securities Corp.

Price holds a bachelor's degree in business administration from the University of Oklahoma.

Jeffrey P. von Arx, SJ

Jeffrey P. von Arx, SJ, was named dean of Fordham College at Rose Hill this year after serving for 16 years on the history department faculty at Georgetown University. For the last three years of his tenure at Georgetown, he was also director of the Georgetown Center for Australian and New Zealand Studies.

Previously, he had served as associate pastor at the Church of St. Francis Xavier in New York City, and as a student chaplain at Xavier High School in New York City.

John P. Murray, SJ

Since 1997, John P. Murray, SJ, has served as executive assistant to the Provincial for the New England Province of the Society of Jesus. Previously, he worked at the Center for Religious Development in Cambridge.

From 1990-95 he was principal at Bishop Connolly High School in Fall River. Prior to that, he was director of admissions and financial aid at Boston College High School, where he had previously worked as director of counseling education.

John J. Powers

John J. Powers has been managing director of Goldman, Sachs & Co. since 1990. He joined the firm in 1983 and became vice president of its investment banking division in 1984.

Previously, Powers had worked for J.P. Morgan from 1975-83.

A 1973 graduate of Boston College, Powers earned a master of business administration degree from Columbia University in 1975.

Geoffrey T. Boisi

Boisi was re-elected to the Board of Trustees after serving as a trustee from 1981-97, and as a trustee associate for the past year. He served as the board's chairman from 1993-96, during which time the board selected William P. Leahy, SJ, as the Univeristy's 25th president.

Boisi is chairman and CEO of The Beacon Group, LLC, a private equity and advisory firm in New York City. Previously, he spent 22 years at Goldman, Sachs & Co., including a tenure as head of the investment banking division and member of the firm's management committee.

He is a 1969 graduate of Boston College, and holds a master of business administration degree from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.

-Michael Seele

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