Board Elects Three New Members

Board Elects Three New Members

Judge, theology professor, attorney are new trustees

The Board of Trustees has elected a Minnesota judge, a Jesuit theology professor and a prominent Boston attorney to its ranks.

Marianne D. Short, who has served as a trustee and trustee associate for many years, returns to the board as a member of its Executive Committee. In 11 years as a judge on Minnesota's Court of Appeals, Short has authored more than 90 opinions annually on civil and criminal appeals.

Prior to her career on the bench, Short was a partner in a Minnesota law firm and was an attorney in the Minnesota Attorney General's Office.

Short has authored several articles and chapters in legal publications and is an adjunct faculty member at the Hamline University School of Law.

She graduated from Newton College of the Sacred Heart in 1973, and from Boston College Law School in 1976. Additionally, she is certified as a trial specialist by the Minnesota State Bar Association.


Daniel J. Harrington, SJ, a professor of theology at the Weston Jesuit School of Theology in Cambridge, also has been elected to the board.

Fr. Harrington

Fr. Harrington has been general editor of New Testament Abstracts since 1972 and is a past president of the Catholic Biblical Association of America. Among the numerous publications he has authored are 24 books and 75 scholarly articles.

Fr. Harrington holds two Boston College degrees: a bachelor's in classics and philosophy earned in 1964; and a master's in philosophy earned in 1965. In addition, he holds a 1970 doctorate in Near Eastern languages and literatures from Harvard University. He also earned a master of divinity degree from the Weston Jesuit School of Theology in 1971.

R. Robert Popeo, the third new member of the board, is chairman of the law firm Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo PC, and a member of its Boston office. Known for his diligent preparation and strategy, Popeo represents major corporations and their chief executives, and well-known political and media figures throughout the country.

Among his professional activities, Popeo chaired a task force of the Boston Bar Association that formulated a plan to reform the Massachusetts court system. The plan was enacted into law.

Popeo also is active in numerous civic causes, among them the National Conference of Christians and Jews, Catholic Charitable Bureau, the American Cancer Society and the United Fund of Massachusetts Bay. In addition, he is a member of the Board of Overseers of Northeastern University, a trustee of Newton Country Day School, and a member of the executive committee of the Massachusetts Business Round Table.

He is a 1958 graduate of Northeastern and a 1961 graduate of the BC Law School.


-Michael Seele

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