Harvard adds venture capitalist to university board

James W. Breyer, partner at venture capital firm Accel Partners and president of Accel Management Co., was elected to the President and Fellows of Harvard College, also known as Harvard Corp., the governing board for the university, according to a university news release.

“Jim Breyer is one of his generation's most creative and admired venture capitalists,” said President Drew Faust and Senior Fellow Robert D. Reischauer in the release. “He combines wide experience in new technology and media with an expansive international outlook and an extraordinary capacity for catalyzing innovation and entrepreneurship.”