UArts Elects 4 New Trustees

September 8, 2016

Judson Aaron BM ’81 (Saxophone), Karin Copeland BS ’83 (Industrial Design), Patricia Fowler and Anthony Kyriakakis join UArts board




The University of the Arts recently announced the election of four new members to its Board of Trustees. They include UArts alumni Judson Aaron BM ’81 (Saxophone) [top left] and Karin Copeland BS ’83 (Industrial Design) [top right], education volunteer Patricia Fowler [bottom left], and attorney Anthony Kyriakakis [bottom right].

Judson Aaron is a partner at the law firm Conrad O’Brien, where he is chair of the White Collar and Government Investigations practice. Prior to that, he served as a federal prosecutor with the United States Attorney’s Office in Philadelphia. He welcomed the class of 2016 to the Alumni Association at the University’s 138th Commencement ceremony held last May. In addition to his BM from UArts, he received a Juris Doctor degree from the Temple University Beasley School of Law.

Karin Copeland brings 25 years of experience as an industrial designer, thought leader and social entrepreneur to the UArts Board of Trustees. Currently Copeland serves as the executive director of the Arts + Business Council and vice president for the Greater Philadelphia Chamber of Commerce. Before serving in her current roles, Copeland held several key positions in New York design firms working with clients such as Knoll International, Museum of Modern Art, Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation, Citibank, Johnson & Johnson and Xerox. She earned her BS from the University of the Arts and holds certificates from the Wharton Global Human Resources Executive Summit and the Harvard Business School Nonprofit Leadership Program.

Patricia Fowler holds volunteer leadership positions at several non-profit educational organizations, including the Women’s Leadership Council at Brown University, where she received a BA in Political Science; the Benchmark Elementary School in Media, Pa.; and the Church of the Redeemer in Bryn Mawr, Pa. She also served as co-chair for the University of the Arts’ 2016 Art Unleashed Exhibition & Sale. Fowler, who earned a Juris Doctorate from the University of Connecticut School of Law, previously practiced estate and trusts, land use, and residential real estate law at Cummings & Lockwood in Stamford, Conn., as well as at her own firm. She is a member of the Furniture Society with a collection of mid-century modern and American studio furniture.

Anthony Kyriakakis is a lawyer at Dilworth Paxson LLP, where he represents and counsels corporations and individuals as a member of the firm’s Litigation department and the White Collar/Corporate Investigations Practice Group. Additionally, Kyriakakis teaches courses on sentencing and criminal justice reform at the University of Pennsylvania Law School and the Temple University Beasley School of Law. Previously, he served as an assistant U.S. attorney in the Eastern District of Pennsylvania and in the Eastern District of New York for eight years. Kyriakakis obtained his Juris Doctor degree from Harvard Law School and his BA in history from Yale University.