The Broad Prize Selection Jury

The Broad Prize Selection Jury is comprised of nationally prominent individuals from business and industry, government and public service. The jury reviews the statistical data and site visit reports for each finalist district and chooses the winner of The Broad Prize.

A separate Review Board determines the finalist districts from which the winner is chosen by the Selection Jury.

2014 Broad Prize Selection Jury


Henry Cisneros
Executive Chairman, CityView

Henry Cisneros is executive chairman of the CityView companies, which work with the nation’s leading homebuilders to create homes for working families. Previously, Cisneros was president and chief operating officer of Univision Communications, the largest Spanish-language media company in the nation. In 1993, he became President Bill Clinton’s first secretary of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. Cisneros became the first Hispanic mayor of a major U.S. city when he was elected mayor of San Antonio in 1981. During his four terms as mayor, Cisneros helped rebuild the city’s economic base and created jobs through massive infrastructure and downtown improvements.

Christopher Dodd
Chairman and CEO, Motion Picture Association of America, Inc.
Former U.S. Senator from Connecticut

Former U.S. Senator Chris Dodd is chairman and chief executive officer of the Motion Picture Association of America, Inc. Dodd represented Connecticut in Congress since 1974. He served three terms in the U.S. House of Representatives and was elected to the U.S. Senate in 1980, serving until 2010 and becoming the longest-serving senator in Connecticut’s history. He formed the first children’s caucus in the Senate, authored the first child care legislation since World War II, and wrote the Family and Medical Leave Act. Dodd served as chairman of the Democratic National Convention from 1995-1997. Following Dodd’s graduation from Providence College, he joined the Peace Corps, serving in the Dominican Republic from 1966 to1968. Upon returning to the United States, he enlisted in the U.S. Army National Guard and Army Reserves. Dodd earned a law degree from the Brandeis School of Law at University of Louisville and practiced law in New London, Connecticut before his election to Congress.

Donald Graham
Chairman and CEO, Washington Post Company

Donald E. Graham was named chief executive officer of The Washington Post Company in 1991 and chairman of the board in 1993. He was also publisher of The Post from 1979 to 2000 and chairman of the newspaper from 2000 to 2008. Graham is chairman of the District of Columbia College Access Program and has served as a member of the Pulitzer Prize board. He is a trustee of the Federal City Council and of the Philip L. Graham Fund, which was established in 1963 in memory of his father. He is also a director of Facebook, The Summit Fund of Washington, the College Success Foundation and KIPP-DC.

James Hunt, Jr.
Chairman of the Board, James B. Hunt, Jr. Institute for Educational Leadership and Policy
Former Governor of North Carolina

Governor James Hunt is a partner in the Raleigh, N.C. office of the law firm of Womble, Carlyle, Sandridge and Rice and is chairman of the board of the James B. Hunt, Jr. Institute for Educational Leadership and Policy. Formerly governor of North Carolina, Hunt is a national leader in education reform. During his 20 years of service as governor, he dramatically raised North Carolina’s student test scores and ensured that teacher salaries were raised to match the national average. A strong supporter of high standards in public schools, Hunt served as chairman of the National Education Goals Panel and as vice chairman of the board of Achieve. He also published a book outlining his plan and describing his own experiences with public education, “First in America: An Education Governor Challenges North Carolina.”

Michael Lomax
President and CEO, United Negro College Fund

Michael Lomax has been president and chief executive officer of the United Negro College Fund since 2004. He launched the UNCF Institute for Capacity Building, which helps UNCF’s 39 member historically black colleges and universities become stronger, more effective and more self-sustaining. Lomax is co-chair of the Education Equality Project, a member of the Aspen Institute’s Commission on No Child Left Behind, and a member of the governing boards of Teach For America, the KIPP Foundation and the National Alliance of Public Charter Schools. He is also a frequent contributor to the National Journal’s Education Experts blog and author of the “MorehouseMan” blog at Lomax also serves on the boards of the Smithsonian Institution’s Museum of African American History and Culture and the Studio Museum of Harlem. He founded the National Black Arts Festival.

Roderick Paige
Former U.S. Secretary of Education

Former U.S. Secretary of Education Rod Paige earned his reputation for seeking out and implementing innovative approaches to systemic academic improvement when he served as dean of the College of Education at Texas Southern University, where he established the university’s Center for Excellence in Urban Education. Paige also served first as trustee and then as superintendent of the Houston Independent School District, the nation’s seventh largest district. In his quest to improve the quality of education for all students, he is an active member of the boards of the Thomas B. Fordham Foundation, The Eli and Edythe Broad Foundation, the American College of Education, the New England College of Finance and Business, the National Council on Economic Education’s Commission on the Skills of the American Workforce and is a former board member of News Corporation. Following his time in the White House, Paige was a public policy fellow at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars.

Leon Panetta
Chairman, Panetta Institute for Public Policy
Former Director of the CIA
Former U.S. Secretary of Defense

Leon Panetta is chairman of the Panetta Institute for Public Policy. He represented California’s central coast in Congress for 16 years and was a key participant in agriculture, healthcare, marine and federal budget issues, and from 1989 to 1993 he chaired the House Budget Committee. In 1993, Panetta left Congress to serve as director of the Office of Management and Budget for the incoming Clinton administration. There, he was instrumental in developing the policies that led to a balanced federal budget and eventual budget surpluses. In 1994, he was appointed chief of staff, and immediately brought order and focus to White House operations and policy making. Upon leaving the Clinton administration in 1997, Panetta and his wife Sylvia established the Panetta Institute for Public Policy. Returning to public service in the Obama administration as director of the CIA, he ran the operation that brought Osama bin Laden to justice, and, as Secretary of Defense, led the effort to develop a new defense strategy, helping bring two wars to an end, and opened up opportunities for everyone to serve in the military.

Edward G. Rendell
Former Governor of Pennsylvania

Edward G. Rendell served two terms as governor of Pennsylvania, two terms as mayor of Philadelphia and two terms as district attorney of Philadelphia. He was also chairman of the Democratic National Committee in 2000. Rendell sits on several boards, is a Brookings Fellow and teaches at the University of Pennsylvania. He is a consultant or board member for several green and alternative energy firms, including Own Energy, Element Partners and Ocean Thermal Energy. Rendell is also heavily involved in the campaign for government efficiency and strategic cost-cutting through his work with entities such as Government Sourcing Solutions, Public Financial Management and Greenhill Advisors. As governor, Rendell worked with New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg and California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger to create “Building America’s Future,” which focuses on investment in American infrastructure projects to ensure that America maintains its place as a global economic power.

Condoleezza Rice
Thomas and Barbara Stephenson Senior Fellow, The Hoover Institution of Stanford University
Former U.S. Secretary of State

Condoleezza Rice served as the 66th Secretary of State of the United States from 2005 to 2009. Prior to that, she was President George W. Bush's National Security Advisor from 2001 to 2005. From 1993 to 1999, she was Stanford University's provost. She has served as a member of the boards of directors for the Chevron Corporation, the Charles Schwab Corporation, the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation, the University of Notre Dame, and the San Francisco Symphony Board of Governors. She is also a member of the boards of the Commonwealth Club, the Aspen Institute, the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, and the Boys and Girls Clubs of America. Rice earned a bachelor's degree in political science from the University of Denver; a master's degree from the University of Notre Dame; and a Ph.D. from the Graduate School of International Studies at the University of Denver.

Richard W. Riley
Partner, Nelson, Mullins, Riley & Scarborough LLP
Former U.S. Secretary of Education
Former Governor of South Carolina

Richard W. Riley is currently a partner in the law firm Nelson, Mullins, Riley & Scarborough. As governor of South Carolina from 1979 to 1987, Riley won national recognition for successfully improving the state’s educational system. He became the first governor in South Carolina history to be elected to a second term after voters passed an amendment to the constitution allowing him to run a second time. Riley was then chosen by President Bill Clinton in 1992 to serve as U.S. secretary of education. During his eight-year tenure as education secretary, Riley helped launch historic initiatives to raise academic standards and improve instruction for poor and disadvantaged children. He also expanded grant and loan programs to help more Americans attend college, to prepare young people for the world of work and to improve teaching. Since leaving his national post in 2001, Riley has continued to serve on a number of boards and work with a variety of entities to improve education across America.

Donna Shalala
President, University of Miami
Former U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services

Donna Shalala began her commitment to public service early as one of the country’s first Peace Corps volunteers, serving in Iran from 1962 to 1964. Currently president of the University of Miami, Shalala has more than 25 years of experience as an accomplished scholar, teacher and administrator. In 1993, President Clinton appointed her secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), where she served for eight years, becoming the longest serving HHS secretary in U.S. history. Shalala also served under President Jimmy Carter as assistant secretary for policy development and research at the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development.

Margaret Spellings
President and CEO, Margaret Spellings and Company
Executive Vice President, National Chamber Foundation
Former U.S. Secretary of Education

Margaret Spellings is president and CEO of Margaret Spellings and Company and a leading national expert on public policy. Spellings also serves as a senior advisor to the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and as president of the U.S. Forum for Policy Innovation. From 2005 to 2009, she served as U.S. secretary of education under President George W. Bush. As a member of the president’s Cabinet, Spellings led the implementation of the No Child Left Behind Act. She was a White House domestic policy advisor from 2001 to 2005, during which time she managed the development of the president’s domestic policy agenda. Prior to her service in the White House, Spellings served as senior advisor to then-Gov. George W. Bush of Texas, led government relations efforts for the Texas Association of School Boards, served in various leadership capacities for the Texas legislature, and worked for local education organizations including Austin Community College.

Andrew Stern
Senior Research Fellow, Georgetown Public Policy Institute
President Emeritus, Service Employees International Union

Andrew Stern is a senior research fellow at the Georgetown Public Policy Institute, where he conducts and coordinates research on public policy issues. He is president emeritus of the Service Employees International Union (SEIU), the largest and fastest-growing labor union in America. The SEIU represents more than 2 million working members, including health care workers, education workers, and other public service employees, as well as building service and security workers.

Laura D'Andrea Tyson
Professor of Business Administration and Economics
Director, Institute for Business and Social Impact, Haas School of Business, University of California, Berkeley

Laura D'Andrea Tyson is dean of the Haas School of Business at the University of California, Berkeley. Tyson served in the Clinton Administration from 1993 through 1996, where she served as the president’s national economic advisor and was the highest ranking woman in the Clinton White House. Tyson was a key architect of President Clinton’s domestic and international policy agenda during his first term in office. As the administration’s top economic adviser, she managed all economic policy-making throughout the executive branch. She also served as a member of the President’s National Security Council and Domestic Policy Council. Prior to her appointment as National Economic Adviser, Tyson served as the 16th chair of the White House Council of Economic Advisers, the first woman to hold that post. Before joining the Clinton Administration, Tyson published a number of books and articles on industrial competitiveness and trade.

Mortimer Zuckerman
Chairman and Editor-In-Chief, U.S. News & World Report

Mortimer Zuckerman is the editor-in-chief of U.S. News & World Report. He is also the publisher of the New York Daily News as well as the founder and chairman of Boston Properties Inc., one of the nation’s largest real estate companies. Zuckerman serves as a trustee of Memorial Sloan-Kettering, New York University, the Aspen Institute, the Hole in the Wall Gang Fund, Inc. and the Center for Communications. Additionally, he is a member of the J.P. Morgan National Advisory Board, the Council on Foreign Relations, the Washington Institute for Near East Studies, and the International Institute of Strategic Studies.