Seven alumni and friends have been elected to the Board of Fellows, an honorary society that recognizes members of the University family who have made significant contributions of their time and/or resources to Brandeis.
“I proudly welcome seven extraordinary people to the Board of Fellows,” said Trustee Joyce Krasnow, P ’83, chair of the Fellows. “They have contributed greatly to bringing Brandeis University to the stature it enjoys today.”
The new fellows:
Reuben Auspitz ’69 has served on the Board of Overseers at the International Business School (IBS) since 2009, following six years on the Dean’s Global Business Council. He has generously supported a number of initiatives at IBS. Reuben is vice chair and executive vice president at Manning & Napier Advisors, and he serves on the board of the Business Council of New York State and the Jewish Community Federation of Greater Rochester.
Tony Chang, PhD ’83, received the Alumni Achievement Award in 2008, served on the Science Advisory Council (2007-11) and hosted the inaugural Alumni Association event in Hong Kong. He established the Myron Rosenblum Endowed Fellowship to honor his faculty mentor. Tony founded and serves as managing director/CEO of Tech-link Silicones Co. in Hong Kong.
Ellis Landau ’65, P ’91, has served on the Board of Directors of the Alumni Association, led his class Reunion efforts and chaired the Arizona chapter of the Alumni Admissions Council. He has generously supported the Alumni Annual Fund since graduation. He worked in senior management positions at a variety of gaming companies before his retirement.
Elizabeth (Sarason) ’74 and Daniel Pfau ’73 have been active alumni for many years. Elizabeth is a member of the Board of Overseers at the Rose Art Museum, serves on the Brandeis Arts Council and the Board of Directors of the Alumni Association, and co-chaired her 40th Reunion Committee. Daniel served on the Dean’s Global Business Council at the International Business School and advises students on careers in consulting. They have generously supported a number of initiatives at Brandeis and are members of the Sachar Legacy Society. Daniel formerly was a partner and senior consultant at Accenture.
Seung-il Shin ’64, PhD ’68, won the Alumni Achievement Award in 1992, hosted a reception for President Frederick Lawrence’s first trip to Korea last year and advised the University on the establishment of a program in East Asian studies. He spoke at the 50th anniversary celebration of the Wien International Scholarship Program in 2008. He established the Susan Sandler Shin ’64 and Seung-il Shin ’64 Endowed Scholarship in honor of his late wife. The retired businessman most recently worked in the biopharmaceutical industry.
Mary Ann Snider was a founding member of the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at Brandeis (BOLLI) and has generously supported the Alumni Annual Fund. She and her husband, Stanley, who is also a Brandeis fellow, are members of the Sachar Legacy Society. Her late father, David Kane, was a Brandeis fellow as well. The Sniders developed Mattakesett Properties, a resort community on Martha’s Vineyard.