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Board of Trustees

Contact

Smith College Board of Trustees

College Hall 207
Smith College
Northampton, MA 01063

Phone: 413-585-2105
Fax: 413-585-2136

Alison Overseth ’80
Chair, Board of Trustees

Elena Palladino
Secretary of the Board of Trustees

The Campaign for Smith

 

The Board of Trustees is custodian of the endowment and properties of the college. The board administers the invested fund, sets the annual budget and determines policies for operation and control of the college.

Current Members

Kathleen McCartney
President
Smith College
Northampton, Mass.

Alison Overseth ’80
Chair of the Board 
2020–23
Executive Director
Partnership for After School Education
New York, N.Y.

Debbie DeCotis ’74
Vice Chair of the Board
2017–21
Former Managing Director
Morgan Stanley
New York, N.Y.

Susan May Molineaux ’75
Vice Chair of the Board
2017–21
President and Chief Executive Officer
Calithera Biosciences
San Francisco, Calif.

Anu Aiyengar ’91
2020–24
Global Co-Head of Mergers & Acquisitions
J.P. Morgan
New York, N.Y.

Andrea Auerbach ’91
2020–24
Partner and Head
Cambridge Associates, LLC
Boston, Mass.

Deborah Keiko Reeves Berger ’86
2014–22
Co-Founder
The Learning Coalition
Honolulu, Hawaii

Ryenne Carpenter ’19
2019–21
Hamden, Conn.

Farah Champsi ’81
2019–23
Former Managing Director
Alta Partners
Atherton, Calif.

Mattie Compton ’72
2017–21
Assistant United States Attorney for the Northern District of Texas, Fort Worth Division
Fort Worth, Texas

Pamela J. Craig ’79
2020–24
Former Chief Financial Officer
Accenture
New York, N.Y. 

Abigail Edwards ’20
2020–22
Postgraduate Intern
National Collegiate Athletic Association
Indianapolis, Ind.

Madeleine Morgan Fackler ’80
2014–22
Chief Information Officer
International Rescue Committee
Los Altos, Calif.

Deborah Farrington ’72
2013–21
Founder and General Partner
StarVest Partners, LP
New York, N.Y. 

Lile R. Gibbons ’64
2020–24
Former State Legislator
Old Greenwich, Conn.

Susan Greene ’68
2017–21
Former President
American Solar Energy Society
Englewood, Colo.

Terry W. Hartle
2020–24
Senior Vice President of Public Affairs
American Council on Education
Washington, D.C.

Marcia L. MacHarg ’70
2014–22
Retired Partner/Of Counsel
Debevoise & Plimpton LLP
Frankfurt, Germany

Cynthia Meyn '86
2019–23
Chief Operating Officer
Venerable Holdings, Inc.
New York, N.Y.

Ann Mitchell ’75
2017–21
Chief Executive Officer
Montgomery Hospice
Alexandria, Va.

Beverly A. Morgan-Welch ’74
2019–23
Washington, D.C.

Mohsen Mostafavi
2016–24
Alexander and Victoria Wiley Professor of Design
Harvard University Graduate School of Design
Cambridge, Mass.

Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy ’02
2018–22
Chief Executive Officer
SOC Films
Karachi, Pakistan

Patricia Friedman Ribakoff ’80
2015–23
Founder and President
Friedman Ribakoff Group
Boston, Mass.

Dr. Kimberly A. Scott ’91
2020–24
Executive Director
The Center for Gender Equity in Science and Technology
Professor
Arizona State Unviersity
Tempe, Ariz.

Beverly Daniel Tatum
2015–2023
President Emerita
Spelman College
Atlanta, Ga.

Adrianne Todman ’91
2019–23
Chief Executive Officer
National Association of Housing and Redevelopment Officials
Washington, D.C.

Deborah Lindenauer Weinberg ’81
2015–23
Chair
Weinberg Family Cerebral Palsy Center
Columbia University Medical Center
Greenwich, Conn.

Margaret Wurtele ’67
2018–22
Community Volunteer
Minneapolis, Minn.


Committees

Academics and Student Experience

Audit and Risk

Executive

External Engagement

Governance

Investment

Resources and Operations


Meetings & Events

2020–21

  • Friday–Saturday, October 16–17, 2020
  • Board Retreat: Thursday–Friday, January 7–8, 2021
  • Rally Day: Thursday, February 18, 2021
  • Friday–Saturday, February 19–20, 2021
  • Friday–Saturday, May 7–8, 2021
  • Commencement: Sunday, May 30, 2021

2021–22

  • Friday–Saturday, October 22–23, 2021
  • Board Retreat: Thursday–Friday, January 6–7, 2022
  • Rally Day: Thursday, February 24, 2022
  • Friday–Saturday, February 25–26, 2022
  • Friday–Saturday, April 29–30, 2022
  • Commencement: Sunday, May 15, 2022