Julie Beren Platt, C’79 and Marc E. Platt, C’79, parents

Julie Beren Platt is a University of Pennsylvania Trustee and past president of the Penn Alumni Board of Directors. She is also a member of the Board of Advisors of the Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts and the Trustees’ Council of Penn Women. Her husband, Marc, is a film, theater, and tv producer. At Penn, Marc served on the Board of Advisors at the Katz Center, and both Marc and Julie serve on the Parent Leadership Committee. Three of their five children are Penn graduates (Samantha C’05, Jonah C’08, and Hannah C’12). Their son, Henry, is a member of the College Class of 2021. They generously support initiatives at Penn, including establishing the Platt Student Performing Arts House and the Julie Beren Platt and Marc Platt Rehearsal Room in Houston Hall, along with endowed undergraduate scholarships, professorships, and the Katz Center.

Named Professor

Herman Beavers, Julie Beren Platt and Marc E. Platt President’s Distinguished Professor of English and Africana Studies

Daniel Q. Gillion, Julie Beren Platt and Marc E. Platt Presidential Professor of Political Science