Kathi Burke is a graduate of Washington State University (B.A., Political Science, 1973) and of Georgetown University Law Center (J.D., 1977).
From 1999 to 2006, she was the Executive Director of the Stupski Foundation, a private operating foundation in Mill Valley, CA, focused on K-12 public education reform. During that time, the Foundation’s primary program was the District Alliance, providing onsite management assistance, grants, leadership development and networking programs for leaders of districts around the country.
Previously Ms. Burke spent 20 years in the financial services industry, blending legal, human resources and executive management experience. Her private sector career began as an attorney in the Legal Department of Security Pacific National Bank in Los Angeles, and culminated as Vice Chairman of Bank of America in San Francisco, CA, one of the 7-member policy committee responsible for the Bank’s strategic direction, operating plans and performance, and head of the Corporate Human Resources and Corporate Diversity Development groups.
Ms. Burke was appointed Chair of the Mills College Board of Trustees in July 2009, and served previous Board terms in roles as Chair of the Strategic Planning Committee and of the Committee on Trustees. Past community service includes membership on the Board of Directors of the San Francisco AIDS Foundation.more » « less