Board of Trustees
Arun Alagappan is the President and Founder of Advantage Testing, Inc. He is a magna cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa graduate of Princeton University and a graduate of Harvard Law School. Mr. Alagappan sat on the Board of Editors of the Harvard International Law Journal, served as Law Clerk to Judge Dorothy Nelson of the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, and worked briefly at the law firm of Sullivan and Cromwell in New York City. He was a Teaching Fellow in Harvard’s Department of Mathematics and was awarded a Certificate of Distinction for Outstanding Teaching of Harvard Undergraduates from the Dean of the College. Mr. Alagappan serves on the Board of Trustees of Prep for Prep and as Vice President of the Board of Trustees of LEDA (Leadership Enterprise for a Diverse America).
John Manning is the Dean of Harvard Law School. He is also the Morgan and Helen Chu Professor of Law. He served as the law school’s Deputy Dean from 2013–2017, and from 2007–2017, Dean Manning was the Bruce Bromley Professor of Law. He serves on the Harvard University Task Force on Inclusion and Belonging and on the HarvardX faculty committee. Dean Manning is a prolific scholar of public law, focusing on statutory interpretation and structural constitutional law. Most recently, he co-edited Hart & Wechsler’s Federal Courts and the Federal System (7th ed., 2021) and co-authored Criminal Law, a Critical Approach Book, which will be released October 2022. Prior to joining the Harvard faculty, he was the Michael I. Sovern Professor of Law at Columbia Law School. Dean Manning was a law clerk to the Honorable Robert Bork on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit and to Associate Justice Antonin Scalia of the United States Supreme Court. He is a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. Dean Manning is a summa cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa graduate of Harvard College and a magna cum laude graduate of Harvard Law School.
Martha Minow is the 300th Anniversary University President and former Dean of Harvard Law School. She is an expert in human rights and advocacy for members of racial and religious minorities and for women, children, and persons with disabilities. Her recent books include Saving the News (2021) and When Should Law Forgive? (2019). Ms. Minow served on the Independent International Commission for Kosovo and helped to launch Imagine Coexistence, a program of the U.N. High Commissioner for Refugees, to promote peaceful development in post-conflict societies. Her honors include the Sacks-Freund Teaching Award, selected by the Harvard Law School Class of 2005, the Holocaust Center Award, 2006, and an Honorary Doctorate of Law from the University of Toronto, 2006. In 2008, she served on advisory committees addressing legal policy and educational policy for the Obama campaign. Ms. Minow received a B.A. from the University of Michigan, an M.Ed. from Harvard, and a J.D. from Yale Law School. She clerked for Justice Thurgood Marshall of the United States Supreme Court.
John Edward Sexton is the President Emeritus of New York University, as well as the Benjamin Butler Professor of Law and NYU Law School’s Dean Emeritus. Dr. Sexton is a fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and a member of both the Association of American University Presidents and the Council on Foreign Relations. He also serves on the Board of the Institute of International Education. While Dean of the Law School he was President of the Association of American Law Schools. Dr. Sexton received a B.A. in History from Fordham College, an M.A. in Comparative Religion and a Ph.D. in History of American Religion from Fordham University, and a J.D. magna cum laude from Harvard Law School. Before joining NYU, he served as Law Clerk to Chief Justice Warren Burger of the United States Supreme Court, and to Judges David Bazelon and Harold Leventhal of the United States Court of Appeals.
Shirley M. Tilghman is the President Emerita of Princeton University. She is a world-renowned scholar of molecular biology who has conducted pioneering research in the field of human genetics. Dr. Tilghman is a member of the National Research Council’s committee that set the blueprint for the Human Genome Project and was a founding member of the National Advisory Council of the Human Genome Project for the NIH. Prior to being named President of Princeton, she served on the university’s faculty for 15 years. She is a member of the American Philosophical Society, the National Academy of Science, the Institute of Medicine, and the Royal Society of London and is a recipient of the L’Oréal-UNESCO Award for Women in Science, the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Society for Developmental Biology, and the Genetics Society of America Medal. She is also a Fellow of the Harvard Corporation. Dr. Tilghman is a graduate of Queen’s University in Kingston, Ontario and received her Ph.D. in biochemistry from Temple University.
J. Tomilson Hill is a private investor whose five-decade career has spanned both investment banking and the asset management business. He previously served as President and Chief Executive Officer of Blackstone’s Hedge Fund Solutions Group and Vice Chairman of The Blackstone Group, where he was also on the Board of Directors. Mr. Hill is also the founder of the Hill Art Foundation, a public exhibition and education space in New York City’s Chelsea neighborhood. He is a graduate of Harvard College and holds an MBA from the Harvard Business School. Mr. Hill is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations’s Investment Committee and the Board of Directors of the Lincoln Center Theater. He serves as Chairman of the Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation’s Board of Trustees. In addition, Mr. Hill is a member of the Investment Committee of the Smithsonian Institution’s endowment.
Lauren Frank is Director of Marketing and Investor Relations at Value Insight Partners, a fund that invests in value-oriented hedge funds. Prior to joining Value Insight Partners, Ms. Frank served as Director of Business Development and Strategy for the WPP Group. Ms. Frank is a magna cum laude graduate of Harvard College and holds an MBA from Harvard Business School. A young leader in education philanthropy, Ms. Frank formerly served on the Board of Trustees of Girls Prep Lower East Side and is the former Vice Chair of the Board of Trustees of Girls Prep Bronx.
BK Fulton is an award-winning filmmaker and author of 11 books. In 2017, he founded Soulidifly Productions, an integrative film, stage, and TV production company whose mission is to promote a more inclusive narrative in major media. BK is a principal with Ralph Sampson in Winner’s Circle Ventures, a $100MM+ strategic investment company benefiting women and minorities. Prior to becoming a full-time author and media entrepreneur, BK was Vice President of the Mid-Atlantic Region for Verizon Communications, Inc., and President of Verizon Virginia and West Virginia. BK holds a Bachelor’s degree in urban affairs and planning with two years of computer engineering and architecture from Virginia Tech, a Master of Science degree from the New School’s Milano School of Management, a Professional Certificate in Policy Analysis from the Harvard Kennedy School, and a Juris Doctorate in intellectual property, electronic commerce and telecommunications law from New York Law School.
Sandor Lehoczky is a senior leader at Jane Street who has promoted math education, competition, and access for more than three decades. A Math Olympian in high school, Sandor founded the Mandelbrot Competition with Sam Vandervelde and Richard Rusczyk in 1990. In 1994, he and Richard went on to write and self-publish the seminal two-volume set The Art of Problem Solving, books that continue to have a revolutionary impact on math preparation for ambitious high school students. Sandor graduated from Princeton University with academic honors in 1994 with a BA in Physics and a certificate in Applied Mathematics. He joined Jane Street in 2001 and has since led a variety of operations and firmwide initiatives. In the mid-2000s, Sandor co-founded the Art of Problem Solving Initiative (AoPSI), a nonprofit focused on bringing powerful resources to high-achieving students who have encountered barriers to success in mathematics.
Beth Nash has a longstanding record of promoting positive social change through scholarly work and philanthropic pursuits. She is particularly interested in championing leadership roles for traditionally underrepresented groups including women and girls. Ms. Nash was a founding board member of the Sadie Nash Leadership Project. In 2015, A Better Balance presented her with a “Distinguished Leadership Award” in recognition of her founding the NYU School of Law’s Carr Center for Reproductive Justice. Ms. Nash co-founded and served as principal of her own investment firm. She had previously worked at Goldman Sachs and, subsequently, at CREF. She is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania and holds graduate degrees from Columbia Business School and NYU.
Jacquelyn Stone is a graduate of Harvard Law School with decades of experience advising clients on government relations as well as regulatory and immigration matters. She worked as a legislative assistant in the U.S. House of Representatives after obtaining her undergraduate degree from the University of Virginia. A partner at McGuireWoods, Jackie is the former chair of her firm’s Diversity and Inclusion Committee and is a former member of the Board of Partners. Jackie has been recognized as a Virginia “Super Lawyer” and as one of Virginia's “Legal Elite” in government relations and immigration law by Virginia Business magazine. In 2018, Jackie was honored with the prestigious National Women in Law Award for Lifetime Achievement by Corporate Counsel and Inside Counsel, leading ALM publications.
Former Board Members
U.S. Supreme Court Justice Elena Kagan served as Vice President of the Advantage Testing Foundation’s original Board of Trustees from 2007–2009, a position she resigned upon her nomination for Solicitor General by President Barack Obama. Prior to her nomination, she was the Dean of Harvard Law School and the Charles Hamilton Houston Professor of Law at Harvard University. In addition to her service as a Trustee of the Foundation, Justice Kagan was an original partner of the Advantage Testing Foundation’s TRIALS law school preparation program. Her contributions in shaping that program will continue to benefit outstanding scholars of underrepresented backgrounds for many years to come. Justice Kagan is a summa cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa graduate of Princeton University and a graduate of Harvard Law School.