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Donahoe, Evans elected to Dartmouth Board of Trustees

Dartmouth College Office of Public Affairs • Press Release
Posted 05/14/03 • Contact Roland Adams

Two prominent Dartmouth alumni have been elected to five-year terms on the College's Board of Trustees. Both will assume their duties immediately following Dartmouth's commencement on June 8.

John J. Donahoe, World Wide Managing Director of Bain & Company, a leading global strategy-consulting firm, was elected as an Alumni Trustee. Donahoe is a 1982 graduate of Dartmouth.

R. Bradford Evans, Senior Managing Director at Morgan Stanley Dean Witter & Co., was elected as a Charter Trustee. Evans is a 1964 graduate of Dartmouth.

The 16-member Dartmouth Board of Trustees consists of the President of the College, the Governor of New Hampshire (ex officio), and 14 others: seven Charter Trustees and seven Alumni Trustees. Charter Trustees are nominated and elected by the Board itself. Alumni Trustees are nominated by the alumni and elected by the Board. All elected members serve five-year terms, and normally no more than two terms.

"John Donahoe and Brad Evans are leaders in their fields and very active alumni. They have already contributed considerably to Dartmouth's advancement through their continuing involvement with and service to the College. The Board looks forward to welcoming them and working with them," said Susan Dentzer, Chair of the Board.

Dartmouth President James Wright said, "We are delighted to welcome to the Board two distinguished alumni who are deeply committed to Dartmouth and willing to devote their time and energy to the good work of the college."

John J. Donahoe


John J. Donahoe

As Worldwide Managing Director of Bain & Company, a leading global strategy-consulting firm, Donahoe is responsible for the firm's 27 offices located in 20 countries and for more than 2500 employees around the world. Prior to becoming Worldwide Managing Director in 1999, he held a variety of management positions at Bain, including head of the San Francisco Office. He has actively served clients in the telecommunications, airlines, aerospace and financial services industries.

Donahoe has also advised non-profit and educational institutions through pro-bono work at Bain. He is involved with a variety of non-profit organizations, serving on the Advisory Board for Stanford Business School, the Board of Trustees for Sacred Heart High School in Atherton, California, and the Board of Directors of Bridgespan, Bain's nonprofit entity.

Donahoe was an economics major at Dartmouth, graduating magna cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa. He was a member of the junior varsity basketball team, was a member of Chi Gamma Epsilon/Kappa Sigma fraternity and Dragon Senior Society, and was President of Aquinas House. He earned an MBA from Stanford, where he was an Arjay Miller scholar. Donahoe has been an active volunteer for Dartmouth and has served as treasurer and fundraiser for his class.

R. Bradford Evans


R. Bradford Evans

Brad Evans is a Managing Director of Morgan Stanley and a Vice Chairman of the firm's Investment Banking Department. He is responsible for managing certain client relationships for the firm, as well as advising companies on significant strategic transactions. He joined Morgan Stanley in 1970, became a Vice President in 1976 and was elected a Managing Director in 1979. During his career he has served as co-head of Morgan Stanley's Mergers and Acquisitions Department and has also been head of the firm's European Investment Banking business, based in London.

Evans has been an active alumnus of the College, serving on the executive committee of the Class of 1964, the Class of 1964 25th Reunion Gifts Committee, the Major Gifts Committee of Dartmouth's "Will to Excel" capital campaign of the 1990s, the Dartmouth College Fund Committee and the President's Leadership Council.

He received a bachelor's degree from Dartmouth in 1964 majoring in Sociology. Following his graduation he served four years as an officer in the U.S. Navy. He received an MBA from Columbia Business School in 1970. Evans is a member of the Board of Overseers of Columbia Business School.

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-Roland Adams

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