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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, MA

Alison Overseth ’80
Chair of the Board
2012-2023
CEO
Partnership for After School Education
New York, NY

Mattie Compton ’72
Vice Chair of the Board
2017-2025
Assistant United States Attorney for the Northern District of Texas
Fort Worth Division
Fort Worth, TX

Susan May Molineaux ’75
Vice Chair of the Board
2017-2025
President and CEO
Calithera Biosciences
San Francisco, CA

Anu Aiyengar ’91
2020-2024
Global Co-Head of Mergers & Acquisitions
J.P. Morgan
New York, NY

Andrea Auerbach ’91
2020-2024
Partner & Head of Private Investment Practice
Cambridge Associates LLC
Menlo Park, CA

Debbie DeCotis ’74
2017-2025
Former Managing Director
Morgan Stanley
New York, NY

Lile R. Gibbons ’64
2020-2024
Retired legislator
Community Volunteer
Old Greenwich, CT

Alicia Carew Hammarskjold ’87
2021-2025
Community Volunteer
Atherton, CA

Terry Hartle
2020-2024
Senior Vice President,
Government and Public Affairs
American Council on Education
Washington, DC

Peggy Liu ’80
2016-2024
Attorney/ Company Director
Hong Kong, SAR

Dr. Peggie Ward Koon ’74
President of the AASC
2021-2025
Former CEO, Leading Change, LLC.
Former Vice President
Chronicle Media,
Morris Publishing Group;
Morris Communications
Augusta, GA

Cynthia Meyn ’86
2019-2023
Chief Operating Officer
Venerable Holdings, Inc.
New York, NY

Beverly A. Morgan-Welch ’74
2019-2023
Senior Deputy Director of External Affairs
Museum of Modern Art
New York NY

Mohsen Mostafavi
2016-2024
Alexander and Victoria Wiley
Professor of Design
Harvard University Graduate School of Design
Cambridge, MA

Johan C. Aurik
2022-2026
Former CEO and Chairman
A.T. Kearney;
Non-Executive Director
London, UK

Lisa Black ’81
2021 - 2025
Former Senior Managing Director
Nuveen, a TIAA Company
New York, NY

Molly Burke ’76
2022-2026
Former General Counsel
Civic and political activist
Atlanta, GA

Janelle Bradshaw ’00
2022-2026
CEO
Public Prep Network
White Plains, NY

Farah Champsi ’81
2019-2023
Partner
Population Health Partners
Atherton, CA

Denise Conway ’80
2022-2026
Community Volunteer
Plandome, NY

Pam Craig ’79
2020-2024
Former Chief Financial Officer
Accenture
Spring Lake, NJ 

David W. Oxtoby
2021-2025
President
American Academy of Arts and Sciences
Cambridge, MA

Patricia Friedman Ribakoff ’80
2015-2023
President & CEO
MHQ, Inc.
Boston, MA

Lynn Reichenbach ’81
2022-2026
President
Deeridge Trust Services
Portsmouth, NH

Claudia San Pedro ’91
2021-2025
Head of Limited Service Category,
Inspire Brands and President,
Sonic Drive-In
Oklahoma City, OK

Dr. Kimberly Scott ’91
2020-2024
Executive Director
The Center for Gender Equity
in Science and Technology
Phoenix, AZ

Ann Silverman ’96
2022 – 2026
Wealth Area Executive
M&T Bank/Wilmington Trust
New York, NY

Sarah Stapleton ’21
2021-2023
Development Associate
Urban Justice Center
Albany, NY

Emily B. van Agtmael ’70
Trustee
Sunrise Foundation
Bethesda, MD

Deborah Lindenauer Weinberg ’81
2015-2023
Chair
Weinberg Family Cerebral Palsy Center
Columbia University Medical Center
Greenwich, CT


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