Ramos named chief of staff

Philadelphia native and Penn alumnus Pedro Ramos (C’87), 36, has been appointed vice president and chief of staff of the University. Ramos will start his position on the senior leadership team in January.

Reporting directly to University President Judith Rodin, Ramos, who has served two terms as president of the Philadelphia Board of Education, will play an active role in senior-level decision making, serving as a senior policy advisor on short-term and long-range issues.

Currently a partner of Ballard, Spahr Andrews & Ingersoll, Ramos has advised numerous colleges, universities and not-for-profit organizations.

Rodin said Ramos’ “extensive policy-making experience” and “demonstrated commitment to the principles of education” make him well-suited for the position.

Ramos’ list of past accomplishments include the Leon J. Obermeyer Award and selection as an Eisenhower Exchange Fellow.

Originally published on December 13, 2001