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Two candidates for trustee

Alumni have until May 17 to make their choice.

Maurie McInnis ’96PhD. View full image

Carlos Moreno ’70. View full image

Every year, Yale alumni who are at least five years out from graduation elect a new member of Yale’s Board of Trustees—also known as the Yale Corporation—for a six-year term. This year, alumni who graduated from Yale before 2015 have until May 17 to vote. (Eligible voters should have received information in April by US mail or e-mail. Alumni can find more information at

Alumni will choose between two candidates. Maurie McInnis ’96PhD, currently the executive vice president and provost of the University of Texas at Austin, will become president of Stony Brook University on July 1. She earned her bachelor’s degree from the University of Virginia and her doctorate in art history from Yale. She is the author of several books on slavery, race, and power in the antebellum South.

Carlos Moreno ’70 is an independent mediator in California. Before that, he was most recently US ambassador to Belize; he has also been a prosecuting attorney, a trial judge, and a justice of the California Supreme Court. He studied political science at Yale, where he was a founding member of MEChA, a Chicano student organization. He earned his law degree from Stanford.

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