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File #: 200167    Version: 0 Name:
Type: Resolution Status: ADOPTED
File created: 2/20/2020 In control: CITY COUNCIL
On agenda: Final action: 2/20/2020
Title: Recognizing and honoring Phoebe A. Haddon for her appointment as Chairwoman of the Board of Directors of the Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia.
Sponsors: Councilmember Jones, Councilmember Green, Councilmember Bass, Councilmember Squilla, Councilmember Parker, Councilmember Domb, Councilmember Gauthier, Councilmember Gilmore Richardson, Councilmember Brooks, Councilmember Quiñones Sánchez, Councilmember Thomas, Councilmember Oh
Attachments: 1. Signature20016700
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Recognizing and honoring Phoebe A. Haddon for her appointment as Chairwoman of the Board of Directors of the Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia.
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WHEREAS, Phoebe A. Haddon is a distinguished attorney that has led an exemplary career in legal and undergraduate education; and

WHEREAS, Haddon was born in Washington, D.C., but was raised in Passaic, New Jersey. In 1972, she received her bachelor's degree from Smith College. In 1977, Haddon received her Juris Doctorate degree from Duquesne University School of Law, and went on to earn a Master of Laws (LLM) from Yale Law School in 1985; and

WHEREAS, For over 25 years, Haddon was a distinguished member of Temple University's Beasley School of Law's faculty. There, Haddon worked diligently on increasing access to education for women, and addressing racial and gender bias in Pennsylvania's legal system; and

WHEREAS, In 2014, Haddon was named the Chancellor of Rutgers University - Camden, becoming the first African-American woman to ever serve in that role. As Chancellor, she directly oversaw the administration of more than 7,350 students across 39 undergraduate programs and 28 graduate programs. Under her leadership, the school reached record enrollment numbers, widened affordable access to education through scholarships given to New Jersey's working families and opened a $62.5 million Nursing and Science building; and

WHEREAS, Haddon has written extensively on legal topics throughout her career, including two casebooks on constitutional and tort law, as well as numerous scholarly articles on equal rights, bias, and academic freedom; and

WHEREAS, Haddon takes pride in being an engaged citizen, and serves on the Board of Trustees for Cooper University Health System, the Board of the Philadelphia Museum of Art, the Camden Athletic Association, and HERS-- Higher Education Resource Services; and

WHEREAS, Haddon has received countless honors and recognition from educational institutions and business ...

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