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Jeff Orleans ’67, ’71JD

It’s not easy being the arbiter of sports in a league that’s still hanging on to the idea of the “scholar-athlete.” But as executive director of the Council of Ivy Group Presidents, Jeffrey Orleans ’67, ’71JD, has managed to maintain high standards for more than 23 years. Orleans, a former civil rights lawyer known for his trademark bow tie, just announced that he will retire in June 2009. Penn president Amy Gutmann, chair of the presidents’ group, called him “an exceptional leader of an exceptional athletic conference.” Our only complaint is that he seems never to have abused his position in order to help out the Bulldogs.

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