PHILADELPHIA Jerome (Jerry) Rosenthal and Robin Rubenstein have been selected as new members of the Board of Overseers for the School of Veterinary Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania.
“I am delighted to welcome such outstanding new members to our board,” said Dr. Joan C. Hendricks, the Gilbert S. Kahn Dean of Veterinary Medicine. “Their professional expertise, as well as their enthusiastic passion for animals, will build upon the many contributions our board currently makes to our School.” Overseer boards serve as bridges between Penn's schools and centers and the community beyond campus boundaries. Although overseers do not have fiduciary responsibility, the President, Provost and Board of Trustees rely heavily on these boards to help inform the work of the schools and centers.
“This is an exciting and meaningful opportunity for me, one that carries on a family tradition of support for the mission of Penn Vet,” said Rosenthal. He is the nephew of the late Alfred H. Rosenthal and Gladys H. Rosenthal for whom the Rosenthal Building and new Rosenthal Imaging and Treatment Center are named. Formerly a resident of Lawrenceville, NJ, he devotes his time to providing business management consulting to businesses and non-profit organizations as well as tending to his own property management interests. He resides in Little Silver, NJ, with his wife, Cionna, and their three daughters.
Robin Rubenstein, of Philadelphia, has managerial experience that spans more than 25 years in the market research industry. She currently serves on the Advisory Council of the Rosenbach Museum and Library and is also a member of the Directors Guild of the Morris Arboretum, in addition to supporting its marketing department. “My first exposure to Penn Vet was when my dog, Punki, was treated for liver disease at the Matthew J. Ryan Veterinary Hospital,” said Rubenstein. “The care and treatment that she received was not only outstanding medically, but equally as compassionate and caring. I knew then that I wanted to be a part of this organization. I am very proud of this honor and look forward to helping the School meet its mission.”