Terry Holcombe ’64 Joins Board of Directors

We are thrilled to announce that long-time supporter Terry Holcombe ’64 has been elected to the Buckley Program’s Board of Directors.

Our chairman, Roger Kimball, notes: “I am absolutely delighted that Terry Holcombe has joined the board of the Buckley Program. Not only has he had tremendous experience, he is one hundred percent behind the fundamental mission of the Buckley Program to foster liberty and open debate in that increasingly closed enclave, the American university. Terry will be a potent addition to our team and I am looking forward to working with him to take our efforts to new heights of influence.”

Terry Holcombe graduated from Yale College in 1964. From 1975 to 1998, he served Yale in various capacities, working directly for Presidents Brewster, Gray, Giamatti, Schmidt, Lamar, and Levin. He oversaw three successful capital campaigns during his 20 years as Vice President for Development and Alumni Affairs. He was awarded the Yale Medal in  2011. He has also been Vice President at Columbia University. Prior to his work at Yale, he was the Executive Director of ACCION, the first microfinance program in Latin America. His consulting activities after Yale have reached from the American University in Cairo to several Ivy League colleges, and have also included charities such as the Special Olympics International and Save the Children. He holds an MA from the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, an honorary MA from Yale, and an honorary PhD from Muskingum University.

At this time, we would also like to thank Judge James Buckley, now an Emeritus Director, and Nathaniel Zelinsky for their dedicated service to our cause since our founding days. We have come a long way since our launch in 2011 — you can read about our continued growth in our latest newsletter at this link — and are grateful to everyone who has made this possible.