Chief of Staff: Pedro Ramos
Ramos, a partner with Ballard Spahr Andrews & Ingersoll, LLP,
has been named Penns vice president and chief of staff,
President Judith Rodin announced. Mr. Ramos will begin his new
position in January.
directly to Dr. Rodin, he will play a key role in senior-level
decision making and serve as a senior policy advisor on short-term
and longer-range issues.
Ramos is a proven leader with extensive policy-making experience
and a demonstrated commitment to the principles of education,"
said President Rodin. "His legal, business, and civic experience
equip him with a wealth of skills and seasoned judgment that are
an excellent match for his new responsibilities. We are absolutely
delighted about his decision to join the senior leadership team
Ballard Spahr since 1992, Mr. Ramos devoted a substantial portion
of his practice to advising colleges, universities, hospitals
and large not-for-profit organizations.
has been an outstanding lawyer at Ballard Spahr and has been an
outstanding civic leader in Philadelphia," said David Cohen,
Ballard Spahr chairman. "I have no doubt that he will be
an outstanding addition to the excellent management team at Penn."
Ramos has served two one-year terms as president of the Philadelphia
school board and three as vice president. In addition to his role
with the Board of Education, he serves on the boards of Congreso
de Latinos Unidos, Inc., Mellon PSFS, and Philadelphia Futures.
He has received the Leon J. Obermeyer Award and was selected as
an Eisenhower Exchange Fellow.
earned his B.A. degree from the University of Pennsylvania in
1987 and his J.D. degree from the University of Michigan in 1992.