November 29, 1999
Volume 52, No. 13
Olga Goizueta elected trustee
Olga (Olguita) Casteleiro de Goizueta, wife of the late Roberto Goizueta, has been elected to the Emory Board of Trustees. "I am delighted that Mrs. Goizueta has accepted the invitation to join the board," said President Bill Chace. "I do not make those appointments; they are entirely in the hands of the board itself, and it is a self-perpetuating body. Mrs. Goizueta will bring considerable wisdom and sophistication about Emory, the business world and the world of modern philanthropy."
Goizueta is the fifth female trustee to join the board in the last four years. There are now six women trustees on the 39-seat board: Ellen Agnor Bailey (1997), Margaret Dickson (1996), Laura Jones Hardman (1983), Thelma Wyatt Cummings Moore (1996) and Chilton Varner (1995).
Goizueta serves as chair of the executive committee of The Goizueta Foundation, which provides financial assistance to educational, cultural, religious and charitable institutions. She is also involved with the Woodruff Arts Center, the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra, the Atlanta Historical Society and the High Museum of Art.
Goizueta's late husband served as chairman of the board and chief executive officer of The Coca-Cola Company and was an Emory trustee from 1980 until his death in 1997. In 1994, Emory named its School of Business for him. Then in 1996, in recognition of Goizueta's world-renowned leadership at Coca-Cola, the Woodruff Foundation gave $10 million in his name toward the construction of the $25 million Goizueta Business School building, which opened in 1997. In 1998, the Goizueta Business School received a $20 million gift from Goizueta's estate.
Goizueta's appointment as trustee will become effective upon ratification by the executive committee of the Southeastern Jurisdiction Conference of the United Methodist Church.