Thomas H. Jackson, Distinguished University Professor and president emeritus of the University of Rochester, has been elected to the board of trustees of the Max and Marian Farash Charitable Foundation.
“We are delighted to have Tom Jackson join us in our efforts to benefit the community,” said Nathan J. Robfogel, chair of the foundation board of trustees. “His significant leadership in the field of higher education in the Rochester area and his many skills will be most helpful to the foundation's board of trustees.”
Jackson is a faculty member of the university’s William E. Simon Graduate School of Business Administration and of its political science department. He serves on the Farash Foundation board as the designated trustee representative of the Simon School.
He served as the university’s ninth president from 1994 to 2005. A graduate of Williams College with a law degree from Yale, he was vice president and provost of the University of Virginia before coming to the University of Rochester.
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Residents of Rochester for virtually all of their lives, Max and Marian Farash cared deeply about their community. In 1988, they established the Max and Marian Farash Charitable Foundation (www.farashfoundation.org), which annually makes half of its grants to community organizations in Monroe and Ontario counties and half of its grants to Jewish initiatives locally and globally.