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Mr. Roger Covey, Chicago, Illinois. Mr. Covey is Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of System Software Associates. He is Managing Director of the Tang Research Foundation (TRF), located in Beijing, which supports a wide variety of academic research on ancient and medieval Chinese culture. TRF also publishes a series of books by leading Chinese scholars, as well as its own journal.

Mr. Richard Danziger, New York, New York. Mr. Danziger is an attorney and businessman. He is a member of the Board of Trustees of Johns Hopkins University and the Cathedral Church of St. John the Divine; Member of the Board of Directors of Urasenke Chanoyu Society; member of the Visiting Committee of the Metropolitan Museum of Art for Asian art; member of the Advisory Committee, Asia Society Galleries; member of the Governing Board of Directors and Executive Committee of Yale University Art Gallery and member of Yale University Development Board. Collects contemporary art and Japanese art. 

Mrs. Cynthia Helms, Washington, D. C. Mrs. Helms is the author of the book An Ambassador's Wife in Iran, an account of the years she spent at the U.S. Embassy in Tehran. Mrs. Helms is active in the Washington Iranian community and has a special interest in the arts of the Near East.

Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Visiting Committee

The Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Visiting Committee would like to appoint Mrs. Hart Fessenden, Dr. Kurt Gitter, Mrs. Jill Hornor Ma, Mr. Aboulala Soudavar, and Mr. Paul Walter to its committee. A list of the proposed membership is below and is followed by a biographical description of each appointee. The following motion is suggested:

VOTED that the Board of Regents appoints Mrs. Hart Fessenden, Kurt Gitter, Jill Hornor Ma, Aboulala Soudavar, and Paul Walter to the Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Visiting Committee.

The proposed membership of the Committee follows:

Mrs. Emma C. Bunker, Wheatland, WY
Mr. George Fan, Ossining, NY
Mrs. Hart Fessenden, New York, NY
Dr. Kurt Gitter, New Orleans, LA
Dr. Florence Cawthorne Ladd, Cambridge, MA
Mrs. Sally Lilley, Chevy Chase, MD
Mrs. Jill Hornor Ma, Cambridge, MA
Mr. Porter McCray, New York, NY
Congressman Norman Y. Mineta, San Jose, CA
Dr. Kenneth X. Robbins, Potomac, MD
Mrs. Arthur M. Sackler, New York, NY
Mr. Sichan Siv, Washington, D.C.
Mr. Michael Sonnenreich, Washington, D.C.
Mr. Aboulala Soudavar, Houston, TX
Dr. John Kuo Wei Tchen, Brooklyn, NY
Dr. Frederic Wakeman, Berkeley, CA
Mr. Paul Walter, New York, NY
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