Brandeis Alumni, Family and Friends

Joyce Krasnow, P’83, Elected Chair of Board of Fellows

May 29, 2013

Joyce Krasnow, P’83, has found another way to serve Brandeis.

A generous supporter of the University, onetime national president of the Brandeis National Committee (BNC, formerly the Brandeis University National Women’s Committee) and trustee from 2004-06, Krasnow was recently elected to a three-year term as chair of the Board of Fellows. By virtue of her office, she has also returned to the Board of Trustees.

Krasnow, a fellow since 2006, takes over as fellows chair from Trustee Paul Zlotoff ’72. He helped reinvigorate the 225-member Board of Fellows by adding programming and creating a Fellows Council of leaders.

“I will continue the momentum that Paul created,” said Krasnow, who divides her time between Los Angeles and Vail, Colo. “I will convey to the fellows how much we appreciate their contributions to the University in the past, and moving forward will provide them with meaningful opportunities to engage with Brandeis today.”

Krasnow’s connection to Brandeis began in 1979, when her son Marc ’83 enrolled as a student and she joined the Los Angeles chapter of BNC. She went on to serve as LA chapter president from 1990-92 before becoming Western regional president (1997-99) and national vice president (2000-02). During her term as national president (2004-06), she helped better focus BNC on philanthropic activities designed to support Brandeis.

“These life-changing experiences motivated me to totally immerse myself in the mission of Brandeis University,” Krasnow said.

Krasnow and her husband, Paul, have supported a number of initiatives at Brandeis, including the Joyce and Paul Krasnow Electronic Library in the Carl J. Shapiro Science Center. They have also endowed two scholarships.

“Education is my passion,” Krasnow said, “and I believe and support strongly Brandeis’ unique place in higher education.”