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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

Deborah Duncan ’77
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. Deborah Duncan ’77 is the chair.


Current Members

Kathleen McCartney
President
Smith College
Northampton, Mass.

Deborah L. Duncan ’77
Chair of the Board
2009–19
Former Executive Vice President and CFO
Fremont Group
Tiburon, Calif.

Alison Overseth ’80
Vice Chair of the Board
2012–20
Executive Director
Partnership for After School Education
New York, N.Y.

Beverly Daniel Tatum
Vice Chair of the Board
2015–19
President Emerita
Spelman College
Atlanta, Ga.

Badriyyah Alsabah ’17
2017–19
Harvard Graduate School of Arts and Sciences
Cambridge, Mass.

Neelum Amin ’86
2012–20
Volunteer
Chicago, Ill.

Deborah Keiko Reeves Berger ’86
2014–18
Co-founder
The Learning Coalition
Honolulu, Hawaii

Katie Chong ’18
2018–20
Agoura Hills, Calif.

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

Debbie DeCotis ’74
2017–21
Former Managing Director
Morgan Stanley
New York, N.Y.

Melissa Parker Draper ’77
2016–20
Chair
California State Summer School for the Arts Board of Trustees
Atherton, Calif.

Madeleine Morgan Fackler ’80
2014–18
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.

Steffanie Garrett ’88
2016–20
Deputy Corporation Counsel
Federal Civil Rights Litigation Division
City of Chicago Department of Law
Chicago, Ill.

Daniel L. Goroff
2016–20
Vice President and Program Director
Alfred P. Sloan Foundation
New York, N.Y.

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

Lisa Toner Heffernan ’77
2015–19
Former Head of European Consumer Products
Equity Research Division
Goldman Sachs
London, U.K.

Peggy Liu ’80
2016–20
Attorney/ Company Director
Hong Kong, SAR

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

Christine McCarthy ’77
2018–22
Senior Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer
The Walt Disney Company
Burbank, CA

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

Susan May Molineaux ’75
2017–21
President and CEO
Calithera Biosciences
San Francisco, Calif.

Mohsen Mostafavi
2016–20
Dean and Alexander and Victoria Wiley Professor of Design
Harvard University Graduate School of Design
Cambridge, Mass.

Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy ’02
2018–22
CEO
SOC Films
Karachi, Pakistan

Camille O’Bryant ’83 S.M. ’86
2015–19
Associate Dean, College of Science and Mathematics
California Polytechnic State University
San Luis Obispo, Calif.

Patricia Friedman Ribakoff ’80
2015–19
Founder and President
Friedman Ribakoff Group
Boston, Mass.

Lois D. Thompson ’66
2012–20
Partner
Proskauer Rose LLP
Los Angeles, Calif.

Deborah Lindenauer Weinberg ’81
2015–19
Chair
Weinberg Family Cerebral Palsy Center
Columbia University Medical Center
Greenwich, Conn.

Margaret Wurtele ’67
2018–22
Community Volunteer
Minneapolis, MN


Committees

Academic Affairs

Audit

Buildings and Grounds

Campus Life

Executive

External Affairs

Finance

Institutional Advancement

Investment

Trustee Governance


Meetings & Events

2017–18

  • Thursday–Saturday, October 19–21, 2017
  • Thursday, November 30–Friday, December 1, 2017
  • Rally Day: Wednesday, February 21, 2018
  • Thursday–Saturday, February 22–24, 2018
  • Thursday–Saturday, May 3–5, 2018
  • Commencement: Sunday, May 20, 2018

2018–19

  • Thursday–Saturday, October 18–20, 2018
  • Thursday–Friday, November 29–30, 2018
  • Rally Day: Wednesday, February 20, 2019
  • Thursday–Saturday, February 21–23, 2019
  • Thursday–Saturday, May 2–4, 2019
  • Commencement: Sunday, May 19, 2019