Trinity College President Joanne Berger-Sweeney was elected last fall to the Board of Directors of The Henry Luce Foundation, which seeks to enrich public discourse by promoting innovative scholarship, cultivating new leaders, and fostering international understanding. The foundation focuses on grant-making and leadership programs in the fields of Asia, higher education, religion and theology, art, and public policy.
Luce Foundation Board Chair Margaret Boles Fitzgerald said in announcing the appointment that she was confident of the value Berger-Sweeney would bring to the foundation’s work. “Her professional credentials are stunning; so, too, is her life history, which mirrors the diverse aspirations and goals of leadership, scholarship, and global engagement to which the Luce Foundation has aspired for over 85 years,” she said. “Dr. Berger-Sweeney adds a gracious and strong voice to those of our directors, staff, and grant-making partners around the world as we further our mission and strive for programmatic excellence.”
Berger-Sweeney said that she was honored to join the board. “The foundation’s mission aligns with my own and that of the institution I lead,” she said. “As a global community of learners, we provide an innovative learning environment built on a foundation of a traditional liberal arts education. I look forward to bringing that perspective to bear in service to Luce, an exceptional organization that has advanced our understanding and appreciation of the world.”