On July 1, Jeffrey L. Bleich ’83, Phillip A. Jackson ’85 and Sarah Bloom Raskin ’83 began six-year terms as College trustees.
Jeffrey L. Bleich, recognized as one of the nation’s top lawyers, leads the diplomatic practice for Dentons. He was special counsel to President Obama in the White House and the 24th U.S. ambassador to Australia. He received the highest awards for a non-career ambassador from the U.S. State Department, the U.S. Navy and the U.S. Director of National Intelligence.
Earlier, Bleich was a partner at Munger, Tolles & Olson. He also served as director of the White House Commission on Youth Violence, appointed by President Clinton. He clerked for, among others, U.S. Supreme Court Chief Justice William H. Rehnquist.
Previously, Jackson was the rector of Christ Church of the Ascension in Paradise Valley, Ariz., where he led reconciliation, congregational growth and community engagement. He has also served parishes in Houston and Detroit. Before being ordained as a priest, he practiced law as a litigator.
Raskin was previously a governor of the Federal Reserve Board and Maryland’s commissioner of financial regulation. She also has extensive private-sector and senior-executive experience.