Judith Rodin is president of The Rockefeller Foundation. She was previously president of the University of Pennsylvania and the first woman to lead an Ivy League institution.
Dr. Rodin has recalibrated the Rockefeller Foundation's focus for the 21st century, launching major initiatives to mobilize an African agricultural revolution, bolster resilience to climate change, rebuild New Orleans, strengthen working families’ economic security, and shape sustainable transportation policies in the U.S.
At the University of Pennsylvania, Dr. Rodin oversaw an unprecedented decade of progress. Under her leadership, Penn tripled its fundraising and the size of its endowment, engineered an internationally heralded community renewal program, attracted the most selective classes in the university’s history, and climbed from 16th to fourth in the leading national rankings.
Dr. Rodin has authored more than 200 articles and 12 books, including The University & Urban Renewal: Out of the Ivory Tower and Into the Streets (2007).