PRESIDENT, UNIVERSITY OF MIAMI, CORAL GABLES
UM is a private, comprehensive research university and academic health system with some 17,000 students, 18,000 employees and a $300-million research budget. The school ranks in the top 50 in U.S. News & World Report’s Best Colleges. Frenk, who served as Mexico’s minister of health from 2000-06, became UM’s president in 2015. He says COVID-19 is the fifth pandemic he has faced during his career in global health.
|EDUCATION||National University of Mexico (MD), University of Michigan (MPH, Ph.D.)|
|SOMETHING SURPRISING||I have a twin sister.|
|ADMIRES||Stuart Miller, executive chairman of Lennar. We are living in a period of great disruption. What Stuart was able to accomplish after the Great Recession of 2009, which disrupted the real estate and financial sectors, is instructive.|
|SABBATICAL TOPIC||History of opera|
|READING||Ten Lessons for a Post-Pandemic World, by Fareed Zakaria; Post-Corona: From Crisis to Opportunity, by Scott Galloway|