Vanderbilt University Board of Trust approves five new membersJul. 5, 2013, 11:47 AM
The chairman of a global media and entertainment company, an entrepreneur, two physicians, and a 2013 graduate of the College of Arts and Science are the newest members of the Vanderbilt University Board of Trust.
The board recently elected Mark P. Mays, David W. Patterson, Robert C. Schiff Jr. and James Stephen Turner to five-year terms. David W. Head, the 2013 Young Alumni Trustee, will serve a four-year term. In addition, the board approved William W. Bain Jr. and Joe L. Roby as emeriti trustees.
Mays, of San Antonio, Texas, is chairman of CC Media Holdings Inc. He previously served as president and chief executive officer of Clear Channel Communications. In addition to Mays’ community service leadership in San Antonio, he is a director of Broadcast Music Inc. (BMI). At Vanderbilt, Mays serves on Vanderbilt’s Technology Transfer and Enterprise Development Advisory Committee.
Mays earned his bachelor’s degree from Vanderbilt in 1985 and his MBA from Columbia University in 1989. He has served as a co-chair for Vanderbilt Reunion and the Parents Leadership Committee. He was a member of the national committee of Shape the Future.
Patterson, of Great Falls, Va., is an internal medicine specialist who practices in the Washington, D.C., area. He is an associate clinical professor of medicine at George Washington University Medical Center. In 2010, The Washingtonian magazine named Patterson one of the top doctors for internal medicine. He is a member of the American College of Physicians and a graduate of Leadership Washington.
At Vanderbilt, Patterson earned his bachelor’s degree in 1981 and his M.D. in 1985. Patterson, a past president of the Medical Alumni Association, joined the Vanderbilt Medical Center Affairs Committee in 2012. He has a strong interest in recruiting efforts for underrepresented medical school candidates.
Schiff, of Cincinnati, Ohio, is a practicing pediatrician. He earned his bachelor’s degree from Vanderbilt in 1977 and his M.D. from the University of Cincinnati in 1981. He is actively involved in the Robert C. and Adele R. Schiff Family Foundation, which has set priorities for supporting initiatives related to children’s health and education.
Turner, of Nashville, Tenn., is founder and managing director of Market Street Enterprises, a real estate investment and development company that strives to create a lasting and positive impact on the built environment of Nashville. Turner, a member of the founding family of Dollar General Corp., is chairman and president of FNB Financial Corporation. He serves as chair of the board of trustees for the Country Music Hall of Fame.
At Vanderbilt, Turner earned his bachelor’s degree in 1969. He has supported initiatives that include Opportunity Vanderbilt, College Halls at Kissam, Center for Nashville Studies, Blair School of Music, Athletics, and the Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt, where he served as board chair. Turner was chair for his 2009 Vanderbilt Reunion.
Head, of Charlotte, N.C., majored in economics and history at Vanderbilt. He served as president of the Vanderbilt Programming Board and assisted in the planning of major campus programs, such as Rites of Spring, Impact Symposium and An Evening with Billy Joel. In addition, he served as president and chairman of the Vanderbilt Microfinance Club. After earning his bachelor’s degree in May, Head joined Global Endowment Management, which manages client assets in the style of leading endowments and foundations.
Bain and Roby assumed emeriti status July 1. Bain, of Naples, Fla., graduated from Vanderbilt from 1959 with membership in Phi Beta Kappa. He worked at Boston Consulting Group before founding Bain Capital in 1984. Bain is currently a management consultant.
Roby, of New York City, graduated cum laude from Vanderbilt in 1961. He earned an MBA with distinction from the Harvard Business School in 1967. Roby has been chairman emeritus and senior advisor of Credit Suisse First Boston Corporation, a subsidiary of Credit Suisse Group, since December 2001.