William Bloom (CGS’82, SMG’84) Named BU Overseer

Six new members with deep roots in the Boston University community joined the University’s Board of Overseers in fall 2011. CGS alumnus William D. Bloom was appointed by the Board of Trustees, along with Cassandra M. Clay (SSW’79), Gerard H. Cohen (LAW’62), David E. Hollowell (ENG’69, ’72; GSM’74), Leif Kvaal (UNI’94), and Peter Levine (ENG’83).

“Boston University is fortunate to have the exceptional leadership, dedication, and good counsel of these new alumni overseers,” says Board of Trustees Chair Robert Knox (CAS’74, GSM’75). “Their great expertise in international business and finance, higher education, and community health care will help us as we strive to strengthen and expand the University’s global reputation for excellence.”

Bloom is a principal of Jamacha, a private investment company. He is the founder and former vice chairman of the Chelsea Property Group, now a subsidiary of Simon Property Group, which manages outlet centers around the United States and Asia. He and his wife, Ruth, are also trustees of the Jamacha Bloom Family Foundation, which provides financial support to educational institutions, including Boston University.

In 2010, they established the William and Ruth Bloom Scholarship Fund, an annual needs-based scholarship for student-athletes attending the School of Management or the College of General Studies. A former member of the BU rugby team, Bloom serves on the Director’s Council of the Department of Athletics.

Read the entire story in BU Today.

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