Amy Goldman appointed to UST Board of Trustees

Amy Goldman named to University of St. Thomas Board of Trustees

A second-generation member of the Rauenhorst family has been named to the University of St. Thomas Board of Trustees.

Amy Rauenhorst Goldman, who joined the board last month, is a daughter of St. Thomas trustee Gerald Rauenhorst – who has served on the board 40 years – and his wife, Henrietta.

Goldman is chair and president of the Better Way Foundation, which provides funding for children living in poverty in the United States and for orphaned and vulnerable children in Africa. She earned her bachelor’s degree in 1986 from the School of Foreign Service at Georgetown University and a Master of Arts in Law and Diplomacy in 1989 from the Fletcher School of Law at Tufts University. In 1991 she earned an M.S. in political science from the University of California-Berkeley.

Global politics and economics have been Goldman’s academic and professional focus. She was an instructor and researcher at the Fletcher School, at Berkeley and at Yonsei University in Seoul, Korea. She also taught at Sogang University in Korea. She was awarded a prestigious MacArthur Fellowship in 1991-92 for continued research on the political economy of Asia. Subsequently, she was senior associate at International Trade Services in Washington, D.C., where she worked on trade negotiations and investment strategies for U.S. multinational corporations in 1997. In 2003 she moved with her family to Zagreb, Croatia, where her husband had been assigned for the World Bank.

Goldman has served on numerous corporate, nonprofit and foundation boards. She also chairs the Governance Committee for the Opus Corp. and is vice chair of the Gerald and Henrietta Rauenhorst Foundation. She also is a board member of Catholic Senior Services.

She and her husband, Philip, have two children and live in Minneapolis.