June 12, 1997
Vol. 16, No. 19

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    New chair for Women's Board, upcoming projects announced

    The Women's Board will have a new chair as of July 1: Diana King (EX '55).

    King succeeds Iris Witkowsky, who has been Chairman for the past three years.

    A member of the Women's Board since 1993 and of its steering committee since 1994, King also has served as a member of the Visiting Committee to the Library since 1996.

    After receiving her A.B. in 1955 from the University of Colorado, King pursued additional study at Northwestern and at the University of Chicago. King was managing editor of the international journal Psychology in the Schools from 1963 to 1970, and then began a 22-year career in real estate, including serving as senior vice president at Seay & Thomas, from 1986 to 1988, and then at Armond D. King Inc., until 1992. She is also an active volunteer with many not-for-profit cultural, community and professional organizations.

    The Women's Board, established in 1960, has supported numerous University projects, from purchasing radio equipment for the student-run radio station, WHPK, and sound equipment for the University News Office to helping purchase the new concert grand piano in Mandel Hall and helping fund the University's Pediatric Immunization Program, a door-to-door immunization initiative at the Robert Taylor Homes.

    Among the many projects the board will support in the coming year are the expansion of the "Classtalk" interactive classroom participation system in the Physics Department's main lecture hall, a summer humanities seminar for Chicago-area high school teachers, and University Theater's School Partnership Program, which mentors students in Hyde Park, Kenwood and Woodlawn schools. The board's list of 15 projects to support also includes expansion of the film library of the Film Studies Center, a new dance floor in the Ida Noyes Hall Dance Room and video and computer equipment for use in Psychology Department research.

    For more information about the Women's Board, call 702-6098.