During their June plenary session, the members of the Oberlin College Board of Trustees elected Victor L. Hymes '79 to their ranks.
As a principal of Scudder, Stevens & Clark, Inc., and director of the firm's bond group, Hymes manages more than $6 billion in assets. He joined the organization in 1992 as a portfolio manager and was named a principal in 1995. Before joining Scudder, he was a vice president at Goldman, Sachs & Co. and at Kidder Peabody. Hymes has written and lectured extensively on the topic of derivatives. His article, "Derivatives, Wagnerian Opera & Other Related Topics" was published in 1995 by the Retirement Journal of the State of California.
Hymes earned a B.Mus. degree from Oberlin and taught music in Ohio's Bay Village City School District before earning an M.B.A. at Stanford's Graduate School of Business. He is vice chair of the board of San Francisco Performances and a member of the board of the Sierra Club Legal Defense Fund. He is a life member of the NAACP and an elder of the First Presbyterian Church of Berkeley, California. He and his wife, Kathy, have two children, Jordan, 7, and Benjamin, 4.
Hymes fills the vacancy created by the death of Sylvia Hill Williams '57, '90 hon. His six-year term will expire January 1, 2002.
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