[January 5, 2016; Philadelphia, PA] — The University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine announces the appointment of Caroline Fribourg Rosen to its Board of Overseers.
“I am delighted to welcome Caroline to Penn Vet’s Board of Overseers,” said Joan C. Hendricks, VMD, PhD, the Gilbert S. Kahn Dean of Veterinary Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania. “Caroline‘s background and insight into students’ educational needs will be a welcome addition to the Board's diverse expertise.”
Caroline Fribourg Rosen is founder of Your Child in Focus, an educational consulting company that counsels parents on selecting the right schools for their children in New York City. Rosen worked at a number of New York City independent schools, counseling administrators and faculty on children’s learning styles and needs. She was school counselor, head of pupil services, and assistant head of the middle school at The Nightingale-Bamford School, where she later served on the Board of Trustees. She graduated with a degree in Psychology and French Literature from Wellesley College in 1982 and received her MA and MEd in Psychological Counseling from Teachers College, Columbia University, in 1989. Rosen also conducted post-graduate work at the Ackerman Institute for the Family and was a facilitator for Parents in Action. She and her husband have raised two children in New York City.
Rosen’s daughter started at Penn Vet in August, and her family has longstanding ties to the University of Pennsylvania. Her husband received his MBA from the Wharton School. In addition, her father was one of the founding members of the Board of Governors of the Joseph H. Lauder Institute for Management & International Studies, and her brother was Chairman of the Board of the Lauder Institute.
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.
About Penn Vet
Penn Vet is a global leader in veterinary education, research, and clinical care. Founded in 1884, Penn Vet is the only veterinary school developed in association with a medical school. The school is a proud member of the One Health Initiative, linking human, animal, and environmental health.
Penn Vet serves a diverse population of animals at its two campuses, which include extensive diagnostic and research laboratories. Ryan Hospital in Philadelphia provides care for dogs, cats, and other domestic/companion animals, handling more than 30,000 patient visits a year. New Bolton Center, Penn Vet’s large-animal hospital on nearly 700 acres in rural Kennett Square, PA, cares for horses and livestock/farm animals. The hospital handles more than 4,000 patient visits a year, while the Field Service treats nearly 37,000 patients at local farms. In addition, New Bolton Center’s campus includes a swine center, working dairy, and poultry unit that provide valuable research for the agriculture industry.