Ronnie F. Heyman Is Elected Barnard Trustee

Ronnie Feuerstein Heyman, an attorney and principal of Heyman Properties, a real estate development firm based in Connecticut, has been elected a trustee of Barnard, President Judith R. Shapiro announced. She will serve a five-year term.

Heyman, who is also a partner of Heyman & Heyman, a firm specializing in real estate law, received her B.A. magna cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa, from Radcliffe in 1969.

She earned her J.D. from Yale Law School in 1973.

Actively involved in community affairs, especially those supporting education and the arts, Heyman is a trustee of Yeshiva University and its Cardozo School of Law, and the Ramaz School.

She is also a director of the Center for Jewish Life at Duke and vice-president of the Yale Law School Association.

Additionally, she is honorary president of the women's division of the Albert Einstein College of Medicine, having been the organization's president from 1985 to 1987.

Appointed by President Clinton to serve a four-year term on the National Council on the Arts, Heyman is also a member of the acquisitions committee of the International Directors Council of the Guggenheim Museum as well as the collectors committee of the National Gallery of Art. She is a trustee of the Israel Museum in Jerusalem.

Ronnie Heyman was born in New York City and is married to Samuel Heyman, chairman of the GAF Corp. They have four children and live in New York. Their daughter Eleanor Heyman graduated from Barnard in 1996.

Columbia University Record -- November 22, 1996 -- Vol. 22, No. 10