UC Foundation Announces New Board Chair

Alumna Rae Mang to advance UC and UC Health through leadership role

Rae MangThe University of Cincinnati Foundation Board of Trustees has appointed a new chair. Rae Mang, Pharm ’89, began her two-year term in October, succeeding Troy Neat, Bus ’91, who is now immediate past chair.

Mang is a former marketing director at Procter & Gamble and is presently an adjunct professor at Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences. She and her husband, John Mang, CEAS ’88, are both first-generation college students and have donated to UC’s Gen-1 program. They also created a scholarship for Carl H. Lindner Honors-PLUS students at UC’s Carl H. Lindner College of Business.

Mang said she’s stepping into the position during an unusual and challenging chapter. While both UC and UC Health have had to reimagine student learning and patient engagement because of the COVID-19 pandemic, there has also been a social awakening around diversity, equity and inclusion.

"Challenge begets opportunity, and we have a unique window in time to inspire our supporters like never before," Mang said. "We must continue to deliver quality education that is accessible and affordable, and nurture a diverse community that rejects hate and inequality. This is who we are, and what will allow us to rise together to deliver our vision and transform lives." Mang said her time at UC provided the springboard for a successful life and she’s proud of its dedication to positive change.

"Rae is positivity personified," said UC Foundation President Peter Landgren. "A proven leader and visionary, she has stepped up to lead the 54-member UC Foundation Board. Rae is passionate about students and patient care, and sees the work of the Next, Now Campaign as pivotal to our university and health care system. She is already a trusted and respected partner for me, and for all who have the pleasure to collaborate with her."

Learn more about Next, Now: The Campaign for Cincinnati at nextnow.uc.edu.