Corporation Joint Advisory Committee on Institute-Wide Affairs (CJAC)

The purpose of CJAC (established in 1969) is to associate with the Corporation a representative group at MIT to provide advice on special Institute-wide matters requiring Corporation attention, and to report annually to the members of the Corporation.

The committee provides an additional means for bringing student and faculty representatives into regular communication with the Corporation on matters of long-range importance to the MIT community. CJAC also serves to acquaint the MIT community more fully with the role and responsibilities of the Corporation.

CJAC consists of up to 20 voting members, including:

  • Four ex officio members: the MIT Alumni Association President; Chair of the Faculty; Undergraduate Association President; and Graduate Student Council President;
  • Up to seven additional members of the Corporation, one of whom may be a non-voting emeritus member;
  • Five additional members of the faculty; and
  • Two undergraduate students selected by the Undergraduate Association and two graduate students selected by the Graduate Student Council.


This year the members of CJAC are:

Susan Whitehead

Ex Officio

Rick L. Danheiser, Chair of the Faculty
Danielle Geathers, Undergraduate Association President
Charlene Kabcenell, MIT Alumni Association President
Madeleine Sutherland, Graduate Student Council President

Student Representatives

Eva Anderson, Undergraduate Association
Fiona Chen, Undergraduate Association
Bianca Lepe, Graduate Student Council
Rishi Shah, Graduate Student Council

Corporation Members

Edie Goldenberg
Hyun-A Park
Colin Webb
C.J. Whelan
Mark Wrighton
Anita Wu

Faculty Representatives

Lorna Gibson
Anne McCants
John Ochsendorf
Kristala Prather
Joel Voldman