Johns Hopkins Gazette: July 21, 1997

For The Record:
Six Become New
Members Of The
Board Of Trustees

The university board of trustees welcomed six new members who joined the board July 1. University trustees serve six-year terms, with the exception of Young Trustees, who are elected for four-year terms. Joining the board are:

James K. Archibald
A liberal arts major at Hopkins who went on earn a law degree at the University of Maryland, Archibald is a litigation partner in the Baltimore and Washington offices of Venable, Baetjer and Howard, a large national law firm where he has practiced civil trial work for 20 years. He previously chaired the Second Decade Society and has served for the last several years on the Executive Committee of the National Alumni Council, where he currently holds the position of first vice president. Archibald is a former chairman of the board of trustees of the Maryland State Universities and Colleges.

Pamela P. Flaherty
A graduate of Smith College, Flaherty holds a master's degree in international relations from the Nitze School of Advanced International Studies. She is a senior vice president of Citicorp, responsible for global community activities in the countries, marketplaces and communities in which Citicorp operates. She is the senior CRA officer in the United States and the corporate state officer for Citicorp's businesses in New York.

Rebecca D. Justice
The newest Young Trustee to join the board, Justice graduated in May 1997 with a degree in international relations. While an undergraduate she served as editor of the International Review, wrote editorial copy for the Standard, worked at the MSE Library and participated as a member of the Debate Team, the International Studies Forum, the SAC Executive Board, the Woodrow Wilson Symposium and the Blue Key Society. Justice also served as a resident adviser and an admissions representative. She hopes to attend law school after working for one or two years.

Barclay Knapp
A mathematics major at Hopkins, Knapp went on to earn an M.B.A. from Harvard Business School. He is president, chief executive officer, director and one of the founders of NTL Inc., the third largest operator of local telephone and cable television systems in the U.K., with major operations in Scotland, South Wales, Northern Ireland, suburban London and West Yorkshire. The company currently has over 200,000 residential telephone lines installed and nearly 5,000 business telecoms customers and is expanding into Internet services and digital television.

Gail J. McGovern
After majoring in theoretical mathematics at Hopkins, McGovern earned an M.B.A. from Columbia, where she received the Jack Popper Award for Academic Achievement. She is executive vice president, consumer markets division, for AT&T. As the leader of the company's largest profit center, McGovern has worldwide sales and marketing responsibility serving AT&T's consumer and small business customers. She is a member of the senior management team that governs AT&T, and is the company's highest-ranking woman executive.

Bert C. Roberts Jr.
An electrical engineering major at Hopkins, Roberts is chairman of MCI Communications Corp., one of the world's largest and fastest growing communications companies. Under his leadership, MCI has grown from $2.5 billion in revenue in 1985 to $18.5 billion in 1996. In light of MCI's planned merger with BT to form Concert, the world's first global communications company, Roberts has assumed direct responsibility for the integration planning of the international activities of BT and MCI. Following the closing, Roberts becomes co-chairman of Concert along with Sir Iain Vallance, currently chairman of BT. The new company will be headquartered in both London and Washington, D.C.

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