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Tulane University Elects Two New Board Members

April 17, 2009 11:00 AM


Mike Strecker

Jill Henkin Glazer, a Palm Beach, Fla. civic leader, and Andrew Wisdom, an investment management consultant and co-founder of a New Orleans-based start-up technology company, are the newest members of the Board of Tulane, the main governing body of Tulane University.

"The vision and passion of these new, young board members will be vital as we guide Tulane through these challenging economic times," Tulane President Scott Cowen said.

Glazer, who graduated from Tulane"s Newcomb College in 1985 with a bachelor"s degree in sociology, has been heavily involved with Tulane since her days as a student when she served as an orientation leader and an officer in Tulane"s chapter of the Sigma Delta Tau sorority.

Glazer is a current member of Tulane"s President"s Council and former chair of the Alumni Admissions Committee. She has organized numerous alumni events for Tulane in both Palm Beach and Tampa. In addition to her efforts on behalf of Tulane, Glazer has also worked with many religious and educational organizations. She is a former executive board member and vice president of the Fund-raising Committee for the Hillel Community Day School in Rochester, N.Y. She is also a member of the Development and Corporate Sponsor Committees and is the Live Auction Chair of the Palm Beach Day Academy. Glazer is also a past board member of Temple Beth El in Rochester and a current board member of Temple Emanu-El in Palm Beach. Glazer lives with her husband Avie and their children in Palm Beach.

"Tulane has played such a major role in my life both as a student and an alumna," Glazer said. "I now look forward to helping this great university complete its renewal and reach its fullest potential."

Wisdom is an investment management consultant for Equitas Capital Advisors and board chairman of Turbo Squid Inc., a start-up technology company he co-founded with his brother in 2000. Prior to joining Equitas Capital Advisors, Wisdom was managing director for Battenkill Capital Inc. in New Orleans, where he supervised the firm"s brokerage and research activities.

After graduating from Bates College in Lewiston, Maine, Wisdom earned a law degree and a certificate in sports law from Tulane in 1994. Wisdom also sits on numerous nonprofit boards including Ochsner Health Systems, Dillard University, The RosaMary Foundation, Teach for America, Lusher Charter School and the Bureau of Governmental Research. Wisdom and his family have long ties to Tulane. Among numerous other university-related efforts, Wisdom has supported the Bill Wisdom Memorial Scholarship for Intercollegiate Football Fund.

In addition, both of his parents attended Tulane and the A.B. Freeman School of Business is named after his great-grandfather, Alfred B. Freeman. The family foundation Freeman established, The RosaMary Foundation, has been inducted into the Paul Tulane Society for its longtime support of the university. Wisdom"s great-uncle, John Minor Wisdom, the famed Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals judge and Presidential Medal of Freedom recipient, also graduated from Tulane Law School in 1929.

"I have had the honor to be associated with some of the finest institutions in New Orleans," the younger Wisdom said. "My selection to the Board of Tulane continues my family"s long relationship with a university we have long loved."