Two Join Board of Trustees

By Peter Rooney

The Amherst board of trustees has two new members: Shirley Tilghman, former president of Princeton, and Patrick Fitzgerald ’82, who led the prosecutions of two successive governors of Illinois. Tilghman was chosen by the board; Fitzgerald was elected by his fellow alumni.

Shirley Tilghman
Shirley Tilghman

Patrick Fitzgerald '82

Patrick Fitzgerald’s fellow alumni elected him to a six-year term on the Board of Trustees starting in 2013. He is a partner in the Chicago office of the law firm Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP and Affiliates.

Patrick Fitzgerald '82

Patrick Fitzgerald '82

Pat Fitzgerald '82 Talks Teamwork

A recent talk given for Amherst alums in Chicago by Patrick Fitzgerald ’82, United States Attorney for the Northern District of Illinois, got a mention in the New York Times by way of Chicago News Cooperative columnist James Warren.

Patrick Fitzgerald ’82: The Corruption Fighter

U.S. Attorney Patrick Fitzgerald ’82 made headlines for his role in the investigation and arrest of Illinois Gov. Rod R. Blagojevich. Lauded as an “outstanding prosecutor, a pure professional,” the former rugby player—who received an honorary degree from his alma mater in 2007—was profiled by The New York Times, CNN, ABC News and Time magazine, among other outlets.

Look Who's Talking

By Katie Bacon '93

Patrick Fitzgerald '82

Patrick Fitzgerald '82 announces Scooter Libby's indictment at a press conference. Washington reporters hounded Fitzgerald for tidbits about the investigation. 

Amherst College To Honor Eight—Including U.S. Attorney Patrick Fitzgerald ’82, N.Y.C. Schools Chancellor Joel Klein and Investme