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AAVC President and AAVC Trustee

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Monica Vachher ’77

  • AAVC President and AAVC Trustee
  • (she/her/hers)
  • Illinois
  • Term of Service: 2022–2026

Additional Vassar Volunteer Experience

AAVC Vice President, 2021–2022; AAVC Trustee, 2021–present; member, AAVC Ad Hoc Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Committee, 2019–2021; member, Alumnae/i Recognition Committee, 2013–2021; director, AAVC, 2016-2020; chair, Nominating and Governance Committee, 2016–2020; member, Nominating and Governance Committee, 2014–2016; notewriter, Annual Fund, 2012–2018; Trustee, Vassar College (chair of Budget and Finance, Academic Affairs, and Investor Relations Committees; member of Executive Committee and Presidential Search Committee), 1996–2008; interviewer/chair, Alumnae/i Admissions Program Chicago, 1990–1998; Vassar enthusiast since 1973.

Professional/Community Experience

Co-founder, Higher Education Advisors, 2009–present; financial executive and securities lawyer at UBS Securities, Bear Stearns, Financial Security Assurance (FSA), Kutak Rock & Campbell, and the Astor Group Ltd., 1981-present; board member of institutions focused on education and international development, including CARE, IES Abroad, the Free Library of Philadelphia, the University of Pennsylvania Press, the International House at the University of Chicago, and the Latin School of Chicago; board member of CMG, Washington D.C.; founding member of the U.S. Committee for the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR); and appointed by President Clinton to serve on the board of the Central Asian-American Enterprise Fund.

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