NORTHAMPTON, Mass.—The Smith College Board of Trustees recently elected longtime investment banker Elizabeth Mugar Eveillard, a member of the Class of 1969, as the next chair of the board. She will serve a three-year term beginning July 1.
Eveillard succeeds Cornelia Mendenhall Small, Class of 1966.
Eveillard was named to the board in 2003, after retiring from a 31-year career in investment banking. She had launched her career at Lehman Brothers, where she rose to the position of managing director. She later represented PaineWebber, Inc., as managing director and head of its retail industry group.
As a member of the Smith board, Eveillard has chaired several committees including, most recently, the finance committee.
Having benefited from her study abroad experience as an undergraduate, Eveillard is an active supporter of the college’s international programs. The Elizabeth M. and Jean-Marie Eveillard Fund for International Initiatives supports a range of programs, including global engagement seminars and the Eveillard Directorship of the college’s Global Studies Center.
In addition to her leadership role at Smith, Eveillard serves on the board of the Samuel H. Kress Foundation; is a director of Master Drawings, Inc., and Birks and Mayors, Inc.; and is a member of the National Trustee Council of OPERA America, which recently presented her with the National Opera Trustee Recognition Award. She has chaired the Glimmerglass Festival in Cooperstown, N.Y., and has served on the board of dean’s advisors and the visiting committee at the Harvard Business School, where she earned her master’s degree in business administration.
Smith College educates women of promise for lives of distinction. One of the largest women’s colleges in the United States, Smith enrolls 2,750 students from nearly every state and 62 other countries.
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