In the Media: Carolyn Wu Kurtzig ’97 Appointed to East-West Center’s Board of Governors

A photograph of stone archways surrounding the Margaret Fowler Garden.

Carolyn Wu Kurtzig ’97, who received her bachelor’s degree in international relations from Scripps and has served on Scripps’ Board of Trustees since 2017, has been appointed by US Secretary of State Antony J. Blinken to serve a three-year term on the East-West Center’s (EWC) Board of Governors. Wu Kurtzig, an Elm Tree Society Member, has also served as a Scripps Fund Volunteer, Admission Volunteer, and Reunion Volunteer.

The East-West Center is an educational institution established by Congress in 1960 to build connections and foster cooperation among the peoples of the United States, Asia, and the Pacific Islands. Wu Kurtzig is one of five new appointees who will replace outgoing board members. She is the director of strategy and business operations for Apple. Her previous positions include assistant to the White House’s chief of staff.

“We look forward to working together with our new board colleagues to guide this special institution forward,” EWC Board of Governors Chair Dr. James K. Scott said.