Julie Englund, treasurer and vice president for finance and administration at the Brookings Institution, has been named Dean for Administration at the Harvard Law School. Her new appointment is effective November 1st, although she will participate in some events and meetings at the Law School prior to that.
At Harvard, Ms. Englund will be chief administrative and financial officer of the Law School, managing its administrative operations, including financial services, information technology services, human resources services, facilities management, faculty support services, administrative publications, web communications, special events, and the Program of Instruction of Lawyers.
Michael H. Armacost, president of Brookings, said, “Julie Englund has been a great colleague. She played a critical role in managing the renovations of our building, overseeing our budget process, staffing the Board of Trustees investment committee, and keeping our administration lean and efficient. We will miss her greatly, but wish her well in the important duties she will assume at Harvard.”
Armacost also announced that Frederick L. Silbernagel, currently controller at Brookings, will serve as acting treasurer and vice president for finance and administration until a permanent replacement is selected.
Ms. Englund is a graduate and active alumna of Harvard. She received her Masters of City Planning from the Harvard Graduate School of Design, and she received her Doctorate in Education in Administration from the Harvard Graduate School of Education, where she also served on the alumni council. Ms. Englund received her undergraduate degree, magna cum laude, from Briarcliff College.
She is co-chair and founding member of the Washington D.C. Chapter of the Financial Women’s Association and a member of the Board of the American Association of University Women Foundation.
Previously, Ms. Englund has served as senior vice president for finance, administration, and membership at the Council for Advancement and Support of Education, as associate vice president at Hood College, and in positions in the U.S. Department of Education, including as special assistant to the U.S. Commissioner of Education.