Development Committee has a new chair
'82, executive vice president of Alliance Capital Management and
chief executive officer of Alliance's Fixed Income division, has
been appointed to chair the Trustee Development Committee. Corbet,
who has served as University trustee since 2000, is the first woman
in Boston College's history to hold the appointment.
"Kathleen's talents, commitment, and energy will ultimately
help Boston College do its work of educating and inspiring thousands
of future students," said University President William P. Leahy,
SJ, on Corbet's appointment.
Professionally, Corbet oversees the management of portfolio managers
and research analysts and is responsible for more than $150 billion
in fixed income portfolios. Alliance, a leading global investment
advisor, has more than $390 billion in assets worldwide. In October
2000, she was appointed chair of Alliance Capital Management Australia
and New Zealand and elected to the board of AXA Asia Pacific Holdings.
As a Boston College student, Corbet majored in marketing and computer
science and earned a bachelor of science cum laude from
the Carroll School of Management. In 1989, she earned an MBA with
distinction in finance from New York University.
In speaking about her recent appointment to chair the Trustee Development
Committee, Corbet stated, "BC stands at a moment of opportunity,
and I am pleased to contribute my efforts with enthusiasm and vigor.
I am committed to working closely with the University trustees,
Fr. Leahy, and BC's fine development staff to meet the University's
fundraising initiatives." Corbet is also a member of the Executive
Committee of BC's Wall Street Council, a student mentor, and a leading
Currently, Corbet lives in New Canaan, Connecticut, with her husband,
Randy, and two children, Dylan, 8, and Ian, 6.