Geraldine Bond Laybourne ’69, P’93TrusteeAB, MS; Rhinecliff, New York
Geraldine Bond Laybourne has served on the Vassar Board of Trustees since 1997 (except for 2009/2010). She served as the president of the Alumnae/i Association of Vassar College (AAVC) from 2010-14 and recently she was co-Chair of the Vassar Presidential Search Committee.
Ms. Laybourne earned an AB degree in art history from Vassar College in 1969 and an MS degree in elementary education from the University of Pennsylvania. A pioneer in creating innovative and high-quality television programming for children, Ms. Laybourne lead the team that created Nickelodeon and Nick at Nite in the 1980’s and 90’s. She was President of Disney/ABC Cable Networks from 1996-1998. She is an entrepreneur who co-founded Oxygen Media and Katapult Studios. Ms. Laybourne has been singled out for her many contributions to the industry. She was ranked No. 1 among the 50 most influential women in the entertainment industry by The Hollywood Reporter in 1996 and named one of the 25 most influential people in America by Time magazine that same year. Ms. Laybourne sits on the boards of Symantec; Betaworks, a technology incubator; 9 Story, an animation company and Vital Voices.