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Committees of the Board of Trustees

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  Faculty, staff, and students serve as members of the following committees of the board of trustees:

Academic Affairs
Advancement
Buildings, Grounds, and Environmental Sustainability
CHOIR
Enrollment
Finance
Student Life
   

The board of trustees is responsible for the governance and strategic direction of Hampshire College. It organizes its work using a committee structure that corresponds to various areas of operations, within the board and for the College as a whole. Much of the board's work takes place at the committee level.

Most board committees include students, faculty, and staff as voting members; the board may invite members of the extended Hampshire College community to serve on committees as well. Additionally, staff with relevant expertise are often asked to join a given committee in a non-voting capacity to provide advice and counsel. The chair of the board and the President of the College are ex officio members of all committees except for the audit and compliance committee. Each committee is staffed by a member of the administration.


ACADEMIC AFFAIRS COMMITTEE

Charge: To carry out, on behalf of the board of trustees, those responsibilities set forth in Article II of the board’s bylaws: to ensure the quality and effectiveness of the College’s educational offerings by monitoring the effectiveness of teaching, learning, and academic standards and requirements.

Chair: Shelley Johnson Carey 72F
Secretary: Eva Rueschmann, vice president for academic affairs and dean of faculty
Members:
Manish Bapna
Elizabeth Conlisk
Gardiner Brown 11F (student member)
Lucy-Ann McFadden 70F
Deborah Merril-Sands 70F
Natalie Sowell (faculty member)
Bonnie Vigeland (staff member)
Additional expertise provided by:
Sue Darlington, interim dean of advising


ADVANCEMENT COMMITTEE

Charge: To promote a culture of philanthropy throughout the Hampshire College community, including within the board itself. The committee ensures that the goals and strategies for fundraising efforts meet the College’s immediate and long-range priorities. It provides leadership in and engages with the president and College advancement in the College’s fundraising efforts. Committee members are expected to be fundraisers on behalf of the institution.

Chair: Kim Saal 70F
Secretary: Clay Ballantine, chief advancement officer

Members:
Matthew Arnold
Rachel Beckwith (staff member)
Marjorie Dunehew
Stephan Jost 87F
Sura Levine (faculty member--shared position)
Lucy-Ann McFadden 70F
Lise Sanders 90F (faculty member--shared position)
Xavier Torres 12F (student member)


AUDIT AND COMPLIANCE COMMITTEE

Charge: Contained within the board’s bylaws.

Chair: Rebecca Holland 77F
Secretary: Mark Spiro, vice president for finance and administration and treasurer
Members:
Harold Carroll
Stephan Jost 87F
Timothy Koller
Laura Nasir 85F

BUILDINGS, GROUNDS, AND ENVIRONMENTAL SUSTAINABILITY COMMITTEE

Charge: To oversee and seek board approval of capital planning, siting of capital projects, building and landscape design, and capital construction. It shall also evaluate deferred maintenance, land use, cost analysis and financing of capital projects, emergency preparedness, and applications of sustainable practices.

Chair: Kenneth Rosenthal
Secretary: Lawrence Archey, director of facilities and grounds
Members:

David Dinerman 72F
Roxanne Finn (staff member)
Stephan Jost 87F
Thomas Long (faculty member)
Laura Nasir 85F
William Null 72F
Dominique White 10F (student member)
Additional expertise provided by:
Beth Hooker, sustainability initiative director
Willa Kuh 73F, director of planning, sustainability practice, Affiliated Engineers, Inc.
Steven Roof, associate professor of earth and environmental science


ENROLLMENT COMMITTEE

Charge: To oversee, monitor, and obtain board approval of policies, plans, and initiatives that enable fulfillment of goals and objectives for admissions, retention, and financial aid and that support the mission, strategy, and purposes of the College.

Chair: Deborah Merrill-Sands 70F
Secretary: Julie Richardson, dean of admissions and financial aid
Members:

Dina Amouzigh 11F
Manish Bapna
Elizabeth Conlisk
Anne Downes (staff member)
Jennifer Hamilton (faculty member)
Robert McCarthy 72F
Dina Spanbock 09F (student member)
Additional expertise provided by:
Eva Rueschmann, vice president for academic affairs and dean of faculty


EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE

Charge: Contained within the board’s bylaws.

Chair: Gaye Hill
Vice Chair: Shelley Johnson Carey 72F
Vice Chair: David Dinerman 72F
Vice Chair: Kenneth Rosenthal

Secretary: Beth Ward, secretary of the College
Members:

F. Bennett Cushman 72S
Luis Hernandez 70F
Rebecca Holland 77F
Jonathan Lash
Deborah Merrill-Sands 70F
Kim Saal 70F


FINANCE COMMITTEE

Charge: To monitor the College’s financial assets and operations and advise the board of trustees of the condition and adequacy of these assets and operations in support of the College’s mission and long-term economic health.

Chair: David Dinerman 72F
Secretary: Mark Spiro, vice president for finance and administration and treasurer
Members:

Sarah Hart Agudelo (staff member)
Dina Amouzigh 11F
Harold Carroll
Elizabeth Conlisk
Timothy Koller
Lawrence Winship (faculty member)
Additional expertise provided by:
Eva Rueschmann, vice president for academic affairs and dean of faculty


INVESTMENT COMMITTEE

Charge: To support the fiscal stability and long-term economic health of the College by developing and implementing for approval by the Board policies and strategies regarding the management of all investment assets of the College, consistent with the long-term objectives of the institution and in compliance with the principals as articulated in the Policy on Environmental, Social, and Governance Investing dated December 20, 2011.

Co-chair: David Dinerman 72F
Co-chair: Jonathan Scott 70F

Secretary: Mark Spiro, vice president for finance and administration and treasurer
Members:

Matthew Arnold
Timothy Koller
Robert McCarthy 72F

Committee at Hampshire On Investment Responsibility (CHOIR)
Please note: CHOIR is a subcommittee of the Investment Committee

Charge: To make recommendations to the investment committee regarding the maintenance and the modification of investment responsibility guidelines; to review the way in which the investment committee interprets the guidelines and whether the College’s investment managers are in compliance with the investment guidelines; to keep the Hampshire community informed of its activities; to provide all relevant information in its possession to the investment committee, especially as concepts and findings that bear on business practices related to environmental, social injury, and corporate governance evolve; and to provide the full board of trustees with a copy of its recommendations to the investment committee.

Chair: David Dinerman 72F
Secretary: Mark Spiro, vice president for finance and administration and treasurer

Members:
Sarah Hart Agudelo (staff member of finance committee)
Maryelizabeth Fahey (staff member)
Carter Gill 10F (student member of finance committee)
Salvatore Migliaccio 11F (student member)
Kenneth Rosenthal
Jonathan Scott 70F
James Wald (faculty member)
Lawrence Winship (faculty member of finance committee)


STUDENT LIFE COMMITTEE

Charge: To oversee, approve, and monitor policies and plans that promote a safe and healthy environment conducive to an integrated and holistic student educational experience, characterized by academic success, personal health and growth, and the enjoyment of a high quality of campus life; and ensure that the mission of the College guides all student life programs.

Chair: Luis Hernandez 70F
Secretary: Byron McCrae, dean of students
Members:

Dina Amouzigh 11F
Sue Darlington (faculty member)
Marjorie Dunehew
Laura Nasir 85F
William Null 72F
Emma Optiz 10F (student member)
TBA (staff member)


TRUSTEESHIP AND GOVERNANCE COMMITTEE

Charge: Contained within the board’s bylaws.

Chair: F. Bennett Cushman 72S
Secretary: Beth Ward, secretary of the College
Members:

Harold Carroll
Gaye Hill
Rebecca Holland 77F
Jonathan Lash
Kenneth Rosenthal
Kim Saal 70F
Additonal expertise provided by:
Clay Ballantine, chief advancement officer

 

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