The five alumni chosen as the 2016-2017 Donaldson Fellows visted Edward P. Evans Hall on Thursday, April 20, to talk with students. In series of coffee chats and student club events, they answered questions and offered candid insights from their lives and careers.
Donaldson Fellows are alumni who are recognized as embodying the school’s mission to educate leaders for business and society in their personal and professional accomplishments.
The 2016-17 Donaldson Fellows are Danguole Altman ’85, president and CEO of the biotech firm Vapogenix, Inc.; Joaquin Avila ’82, co-founder and managing director of the Mexico-based investment firm EMX Capital, and former managing director of the Carlyle Group; Colonel Rich Morales ’99, professor and deputy head of the Department of Systems Engineering at the U.S. Military Academy at West Point; Dr. Ann Olivarius ’86, chair of McAllister Olivarius and a groundbreaking civil rights litigator; and Sandra Urie ’85, former CEO and COO of the investment advisory group Cambridge Associates.
The Donaldson Fellows Program honors alumni from all sectors and across the globe, who share a dedication to solving complex problems and pursuing positive change in the world. It is named for William H. Donaldson, Yale SOM’s founding dean, himself a leader with a lasting impact in the public, private, and nonprofit sectors.