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Committees of the Board of Trustees

Did You Know?

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. View the full Academic Affairs Committee Charter »

Chair: Shelley Johnson Carey 72F
Secretary: Eva Rueschmann, vice president for academic affairs and dean of faculty
Members:

  • Manish Bapna
  • Gardiner Brown 11F (student member)
  • Elizabeth Conlisk
  • Bob Crowley (staff member)
  • Carolyn Greenspan P13
  • Mary James 72F
  • David Matheson P11, P13
  • Lucy-Ann McFadden 70F
  • Carol Salzman 71F
  • Natalie Sowell (faculty member)

Additional expertise provided by:

  • Rachel Rubenstein, dean for academic support
  • Laura Wenk, dean of curriculum and assessment

 

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. View the full Advancement Committee Charter »

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

Members:

  • Matthew Arnold
  • Rachel Beckwith (staff member)
  • Marjorie Dunehew
  • Sura Levine (faculty member--shared position)
  • Lucy-Ann McFadden 70F
  • Lise Sanders 90F (faculty member--shared position)
  • Xavier Torres 12F (student member)
  • Howard Wein 93F

 

Audit and Compliance Committee

Charge: Contained within the board's bylaws. View the full Board Bylaws »

Chair: Rebecca Holland 77F
Secretary: Sandra Chessey, associate treasurer
Members:

  • Judy Bornstein 82F
  • Harold Carroll
  • Timothy Koller
  • Dave Matheson P11, P13

 

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. View the full Buildings, Grounds, and Environmental Sustainability Charge »

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

  • Ellen Bernstein (staff member)
  • Hal Carroll
  • Carolyn Greenspan P13
  • Stephan Jost 87F
  • Rick Mayo-Smith 70F
  • Alex McKenzie 13F (student member)
  • William Null 72F
  • Steve Roof (faculty member)
  • Karina Rosenstein 12F

Additional expertise provided by:

  • Beth Hooker, sustainability initiative director
  • Willa Kuh 73F, director of planning, sustainability practice, Affiliated Engineers, Inc.
  • Sandra Chessey, associate treasurer

 

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. View the full Enrollment Committee Charter »

Chair: Stephan Jost
Secretary: Meredith Twombly, interim dean of admissions and financial aid
Members:

  • Manish Bapna
  • Elizabeth Conlisk
  • Anne Downes (staff member)
  • Jennifer Hamilton (faculty member)
  • Luis Hernandez 70F
  • Mary James 72F
  • Robert McCarthy 72F
  • Christopher Porzenheim 12F
  • Kim Saal 70F
  • Juecheng Zhao 12F

Additional expertise provided by:

  • Eva Rueschmann, vice president for academic affairs and dean of faculty
  • Sandra Chessey, associate treasurer

 

Executive Committee

Charge: Contained within the board's bylaws. View the full Board 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:

  • Luis Hernandez 70F
  • Rebecca Holland 77F
  • Stephan Jost 87F
  • Jonathan Lash
  • William Null 72F, P08
  • 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. View the full Finance Committee Charge »

Chair: David Dinerman 72F
Secretary: Sandra Chessey, interim vice president for finance and administration and treasurer
Members:

  • Judy Bornstein 82F
  • Harold Carroll
  • Elizabeth Conlisk
  • Kristina Gunnarsdottir (staff member)
  • Timothy Koller
  • Samantha Kramer 12F (student member)
  • Rick Mayo-Smith 70F
  • Robert McCarthy 72F
  • Lawrence Winship (faculty member)
  • Juecheng Zhao 13F

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. View the full Investment Committee Charter »

Chair: David Dinerman 72F
Secretary: Sandra Chessey, associate treasurer
Members:

  • Matthew Arnold
  • Timothy Koller
  • Rick Mayo-Smith 70F
  • Robert McCarthy 72F
  • Jonathan Scott 70F

 

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: Sandra Chessey, associate treasurer

Members:

  • Kristina Gunnarsdottier (staff member)
  • Samantha Kramer 12F (student member)
  • Salvatore Migliaccio 11F (student member)
  • Kenneth Rosenthal
  • 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. View the full Student Life Committee Charter »

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

  • Judy Bornstein 82F
  • Sue Darlington (faculty member)
  • Edward Dees 71F
  • Marjorie Dunehew
  • Erika Miranda 13F
  • Karina Rosenstein 12F
  • Carol Salzman 71F
  • Howard Wein 93F
  • Juecheng Zhao 13F
  • TBA (staff member)

 

Trusteeship and Governance Committee

Charge: Contained within the board's bylaws. View the full Board Bylaws »

Chair: William Null 72F
Secretary: Beth Ward, secretary of the College
Members:

  • Edward Dees 71F
  • Gaye Hill
  • Jonathan Lash
  • Kenneth Rosenthal
  • Kim Saal 70F

Additional expertise provided by:

  • Clay Ballantine, chief advancement officer
Did You Know?

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

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