090702_1706_bacow020.CR2 Henry Schein Inc, Melville, NY, announced that Lawrence S. Bacow, PhD, has been appointed as the 15th member of the company’s board of directors.

From 2001 to 2011, Bacow served as the 12th president of Tufts University, where he oversaw all seven of the university’s schools. In addition, he served on the board of trustees and as a member of the executive committee of Tufts Medical Center. Following Tufts, Bacow took the position of president-in-residence in the higher education program at Harvard’s Graduate School of Education for 3 years, and he is currently leader-in-residence at the Center for Public Leadership at Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government.

Earlier in his career, Bacow spent 24 years on the faculty at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), where he held the Lee and Geraldine Martin Professorship of Environmental Studies. He served as the elected chair of the MIT faculty and subsequently as chancellor, one of the Institute’s two most senior academic officers.

Bacow is a member of the Harvard Corporation, the fiduciary oversight board of Harvard University, where he chairs the Joint Committee on Inspection, which functions as Harvard University’s audit committee. He sits on TIAA-CREF’s board of overseers and is a director of Liquidnet Holdings Inc and Loewe’s Companies Inc; he serves on both boards’ audit committees.

Bacow received an SB in economics from MIT, a JD from Harvard Law School, and a MPP and PhD from Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government. He is a fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and the recipient of five honorary degrees.