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Murray Kushner C'73, L'76 Appointed to Board of Overseers

Murray Kushner C'73, L'76, President of Schenkman & Kushner, a prominent real estate development firm in Northern New Jersey, has been appointed to the University of Pennsylvania Law School’s Board of Overseers. Kushner graduated summa cum laude with distinction in Economics from the University of Pennsylvania and is a member of Phi Beta Kappa. He and his wife Lee have four children: Aryeh ENG ‘98/W’98, Jonathan, a 1999 graduate from NYU, Marc C’99, and Melissa C’02. The Kushners have long supported philanthropy at the Law School and the University. Their generosity has also benefited the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey (UMDNJ), the Rabbinical College of America, the U.S. Holocaust Museum in Washington, DC, the Jewish Educational Center, MetroWest Federation/United Jewish Appeal, and the Joseph Kushner Hebrew Academy, founded by his late father.

Board of Overseers Pays Tribute to Departing Members

At the Spring meeting of the Law School’s Board of Overseers in New York, Dean Michael A. Fitts and the Board paid tribute to members departing the Board at the expiration of their terms. Overseers who stepped down were Jeanne Olivier L’79, Partner at Shearman & Sterling in New York, and Melvin Cantor L’67, a retired partner of Simpson Thacher & Bartlett in New York. They were lauded for their contributions to the advisory board and for their counsel over the years to Dean Fitts, former Dean Colin S. Diver, and Interim Dean Charles W. Mooney, Jr.