Pamela B. Gann is the newest member of Cottage Health’s volunteer board of directors.
Dr. Gann served as the fourth president of Claremont McKenna College from 1999 to 2013, according to a Cottage Health announcement on Monday.
She spent the next six years as the trustee professor of Legal Studies, George R. Roberts Fellow and Senior Fellow at the college’s Kravis Leadership Institute.
Prior to her time at Claremont McKenna, Dr. Gann was a faculty member at Duke University for 24 years, 11 of which were spent as dean of the university’s law school.
Her academic and teaching fields include international economic law, philanthropy and public international law.
She has taught at the University of Michigan and the University of Virginia, and abroad in China, France, Denmark, Vietnam, and Austria.
She currently serves on the board of directors of IES Abroad and the Scholarship Foundation of Santa Barbara. She is vice chair of the board of directors for Direct Relief and is vice chair of the board of trustees of the Santa Barbara Foundation.
Dr. Gann graduated from University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, with a degree in Mathematics and earned her law degree from Duke University Law School.
She was awarded an LL.D. degree from Claremont McKenna College in 2013.