Board of Directors
Michael Thornton '09
Michael was Editor-in-Chief of The Yale Record in 2008-2009 and served as Chairman of the Student Advisory Board from 2011-2013.
Adrian Bonenberger '02
Michael Gerber '91
Aaron Gertler '15
Donald Watson '59
Donald Watson ’59 is an architect, author, and artist. Art Editor of The Record in 1959, he did what his mother instructed, not to accept the invitation to be on the staff of Playboy. He instead pursued architecture, including a teaching career at Yale Architecture School and Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. His is now retired and released on his own recognizance, which is limited. He writes books for architects, which he fully illustrates because architects do not read, they look at pictures. He is The Yale Record’s Hysterical Archivist, which means that if you have old issues of the Record, he wants them. If you have other issues, he refers you to Sally.
Robert Schlaff '99
Adam Bildersee '09
Adam was publisher of The Record from 2007-2009.
David Jeffery '60
David Jeffery (Yale B.A. 1960, Johns Hopkins M.A. 1965) was born in Chicago. From 1960 to 1963 he served in the U.S. Army as a Special Agent in the Counterintelligence Corps. He taught English at the secondary and college levels and worked as an editor at GWU. From 1973 to 2001 he held positions of writer and senior editor at National Geographic Magazine and was text editor for the N.G. Society’s Historical Atlas of the United States. He retired in 2001. David and his wife Rebecca (always called by her nickname, Sherry) were married in 1993. They each have two children and two grandchildren; another is imminent as of June 2015. David and Sherry live in St. Michaels MD on the Eastern Shore of Chesapeake Bay.
Melissa Chiasson '11
Melissa was Editor-in-Chief of The Yale Record in 2010-2011 and has served as Chairman of the Student Advisory Board since 2013.
Scott M. Kline '85
Scott served as Publisher of the Record from 1983-85 before attending Harvard Law School where he completely lost his sense of humor. He has spent the last 30 years trying to regain it. A Fellow of Berkeley College, he also serves on the Yale University Library Council Board of Directors and the Yale School of Forestry & Environmental Studies Leadership Council.