Corporation & Trustees

John S. Middleton ’77

John S. Middleton ’77 started his six-year term on the Board of Trustees in 2009. He is the chairman and CEO of Double Play, Inc.; the principal owner of the Philadelphia Phillies, where he chairs the partners’ committee; and chairman and CEO of Dock Street Capital.

Middleton majored in economics at Amherst, graduating magna cum laude, then earned his MBA from Harvard Business School in 1979.  Amherst awarded him its Medal for Eminent Service in 2004 in recognition of his many years of dedication to his alma mater.

Cullen Murphy ’74

Cullen Murphy

Cullen Murphy ’74 has been an Amherst College Trustee since the year 2000. He is a freelance writer and editor-at-large for Vanity Fair magazine.

Murphy holds a B.A. in European studies from Amherst. Before arriving at Vanity Fair in 2006, he was an associate editor of Change magazine from 1975 to 1977, senior editor of The Wilson Quarterly 1977 to 1985 and then managing editor of The Atlantic (also known as The Atlantic Monthly) from 1985 to 2005. His books include Rubbish! The Archaeology of Garbage, with co-author William L. Rathje; The Word According to Eve: Women and the Bible in Ancient Times and Our Own; Are We Rome? The Fall of an Empire and the Fate of America; and, most recently, God's Jury: The Inquisition and the Making of the Modern World

Andrew J. Nussbaum ’85


The alumni body elected Andrew J. Nussbaum ’85 to a six-year term on the Board of Trustees, starting in 2010. He is a partner in the law firm of Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz, where he specializes in mergers and acquisitions, cross-border transactions and corporate governance.

Nussbaum was a Russian major at Amherst and a summa cum laude graduate. He earned a master’s degree from Oxford on a Rhodes Scholarship, and later a law degree from the University of Chicago. He was a law clerk to Ruth Bader Ginsburg from 1991 to 1992, while she was on the U.S. Court of Appeals, and to U.S. Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia from 1992 to 1993. 

Hope Eighmy Pascucci ’90


Hope Eighmy Pascucci ’90 has served as a Trustee of Amherst College since 2005.  She is president of the Boston-based hedge fund Rose Grove Capital Management, LLC.

Pascucci graduated from Amherst with a bachelor’s degree in psychology. Throughout the 1990s, she worked for Merrill Lynch in both New York and London. She joined Deutsche Bank in 2000 and ran their global capital markets business from London.  In 2007 she moved back to the U.S. to take on her role at Rose Grove. She was the highest-ranked woman on the Financial News list of the 100 most influential people in finance for 2006.

Joseph F. Quinn '69

Closeup of Joseph QuinnThe alumni elected Joseph F. Quinn ’69 to a six-year term on the Board of Trustees in 2014. He has been a member of the Department of Economics at Boston College since 1974, and has filled various administrative roles at the college, including faculty athletics representative, dean of the College of Arts and Sciences and interim provost.

Paula K. Rauch ’77


Paula Rauch ’77 has been an Amherst College Trustee since 2005. She is a consultation child psychiatrist and director of the Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH)  Parenting At a Challenging Time (PACT) Program and Family Outreach Team Leader for the Red Sox Foundation and Massachusetts General Hospital Home Base Program.

Julie Segre ’87


Julia A. “Julie” Segre ’87 was elected to the Board of Trustees by her fellow alumni in 2011. She is a senior investigator for the Human Genome Project in Bethesda, Md. As director of the Skin Microbiome Consortium and a principal investigator in the Human Microbiome Project, she leads research into the millions of microbes that live on the skin and how these microbes affect human health.

After graduating summa cum laude with a degree in mathematics from Amherst, Segre did a yearlong Watson Fellowship and went on to earn a Ph.D. in biology and genetics from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 1995. For the next four years, she did postdoctoral research in cell biology at the University of Chicago. She joined the Human Genome Project in 2000 and was given tenure and appointed senior investigator in 2007.

David Sutphen '91

David-Sutphen-150x150.jpgDavid A. Sutphen ’91 was appointed to the Amherst College Board of Trustees in 2014. He is a partner at Brunswick Group and specializes in strategic communications. He manages the Washington, D.C., office and advises Fortune 500 companies and major charitable organizations on reputational, stakeholder engagement, crisis, litigation, diversity and public affairs matters, with a particular focus on the media, retail, technology and education sectors. Prior to Brunswick, he was a senior executive at Viacom and the Recording Industry Association of America.

Shirley Tilghman

Amherst College appointed Shirley Tilghman to a six-year term on its Board of Trustees starting in 2013. She was president of Princeton University from 2001 to 2013, during which time she oversaw the hiring of more women to the faculty, extensive growth in the role of creative and performing arts on campus, multiple major initiatives in the sciences and engineering, an expansion of the undergraduate student body and the addition of four-year residential colleges, as well as the university’s $1.88 billion Aspire campaign.

James C. Tsai ’85


James C. Tsai ’85, elected to the Board of Trustees in 2011. He is president of the New York Eye and Ear Infirmary of Mount Sinai and chair of Ophthalmology at the Icahn School of Medicine.  He was previously the Robert R. Young Professor of Ophthalmology and Visual Science and chair of the Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Science at the Yale School of Medicine, as well as chief of ophthalmology at Yale-New Haven Hospital.

Tsai holds a B.A. in neuroscience from Amherst, an M.D. from Stanford University School of Medi­cine and an M.B.A. from Vanderbilt University. He did his residency in ophthalmology at the Doheny Eye Institute at the University of Southern California and then completed glaucoma fellowships at the University of Miami’s Bascom Palmer Eye Institute and at Moorfields Eye Hospital and Institute of Ophthalmology in London. Between 1995 and 2001, he worked at Vanderbilt University as an assistant professor of ophthalmology and visual sciences and as director of the Residency Training Program and physician clinic manager at the Vanderbilt Eye Center. He then became chief of the Glaucoma Division and founding director of the Glaucoma Fellowship Programat theEdward S. Harkness Eye Institute of the Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons before arriving at Yale in 2006.