Alberto Ibargüen, president and chief executive of the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, is one of 197 new members elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, whose members have included Benjamin Franklin, Margaret Mead and the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.
The Academy, founded in 1780, announced its Class of 2015 on Wednesday. Others elected include Terry Gross, host of NPR’s Fresh Air; singer-songwriter Judy Collins; and epidemiologist James Curran, dean of the Rollins School of Public Health. Before joining the Knight Foundation, Ibargüen had been the publisher of the Miami Herald.
The Academy’s current membership includes more than 250 Nobel laureates and more than 60 Pulitzer Prize winners.