Having served the maximum of two terms as Board members, Drs. Margaret Liu, Roger Glass, and Francisco Songane have stepped down from IVI’s Board of Trustees. They served two three-year terms, beginning in April 2007 and ending in June 2012, and were all members of the Executive Committee of the Board. In 2011, Dr. Liu acted as Executive Vice-Chair and helped guide the Institute through its leadership transition. Dr. Glass served as IVI’s U.S. government liaison and aided in building the relationship between the two entities during his tenure. With his experience with global health issues and working in developing countries, Dr. Songane brought extensive knowledge and perspective to Board meetings. These Board members played a large role in furthering IVI’s mission, and IVI wishes to thank them for lending their time, guidance, and expertise to the Institute.
Additionally, because the Board has decided to review and strengthen IVI’s governance this year, it was decided at the 2012 June BOT meeting to extend the chairmanship of Prof. Ragnar Norrby until December 2012.