Margaret Marshall Will Be the First Woman Senior Fellow of the Yale Corporation

MarshallMargaret H. Marshall was selected as the next senior fellow of the Yale Corporation, the governing body of Yale University. The senior fellow presides over university affairs when the president is absent from campus and, in conjunction with the president, is responsible for setting university policy and appointing members to key committees. When she takes office in July, Marshall will be the first woman to hold the post as senior fellow.

Marshall is a native of South Africa and became a United States citizen in 1977. She is a graduate of the University of Witwatersrand in Johannesburg and the Yale Law School. She also holds a master’s degree in education from Harvard University.

After graduating from Yale Law School, she practiced law and was made a partner at the prestigious Boston firm, Choate, Hall & Stewart. From 1992 to 1996, she served as vice president and general counsel at Harvard University.

Marshall served for 16 years on the Supreme Judicial Court of Massachusetts and was the first woman to serve as chief justice of that court. She has served on the board of the Yale Corporation since 2004.

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