Elizabeth S. Boylan directed the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation’s programs on STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) Higher Education from 2011 to 2020, focusing on the education and professional advancement of underrepresented groups and the improvement of student learning and performance. Dr. Boylan was elected to the Board of Directors of The Teagle Foundation in 2014. She served as provost and dean of the faculty at Barnard College from 1995 to 2011, leading efforts promoting faculty career enhancement, curriculum reform, international education, and capital projects. Prior to Barnard, Dr. Boylan was associate provost for academic planning and programs at Queens College/CUNY and a tenured member of the biology faculty at Queens College and the CUNY Graduate Center. Major funders of her research included the National Cancer Institute and the American Federation for Aging Research. She has served on the Commission for Higher Education of the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools, the Leadership Network for International Education of the American Council on Education, and the Advisory Board of Project Kaleidoscope. Honors include election as a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, the Frederick A. P. Barnard Award for service to Barnard College, and the Frank Abbott Award from the SREB Institute of Teaching and Mentoring. A specialist in developmental biology and hormonal carcinogenesis, she earned a Ph.D. in zoology/embryology from Cornell University and a bachelor's degree in biological sciences from Wellesley College.