Skip Navigation
A Culture of Care >> Read Smith’s plans for the fall 2021 semester.

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, MA

Alison Overseth ’80
Chair of the Board
2012–23
CEO
Partnership for After School Education
New York, NY

Mattie Compton ’72
Vice Chair of the Board
2017–25
Community Volunteer
Fort Worth, TX

Susan May Molineaux ’75
Vice Chair of the Board
2017–25
President and CEO
Calithera Biosciences
San Francisco, CA

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

Andrea Auerbach ’91
2020–24
Partner and Head of Private Investment Practice
Cambridge Associates, LLC
Menlo Park, CA

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

Lisa Black ’81
2021–25
Former Senior Managing Director
Nuveen, a TIAA Company
New York, NY

Farah Champsi ’81
2019–23
Partner
Population Health Partners
Atherton, CA

Pamela J. Craig ’79
2020–24
Former Chief Financial Officer
Accenture and public corporate boards
NJ/NY metropolitan area

Debbie DeCotis ’74
2017–25
Former Managing Director
Morgan Stanley
New York, NY

Abigail Edwards ’20
2020–22
Office of Inclusion
National Collegiate Athletic Association
Indianapolis, IN

Madeleine Morgan Fackler ’80
2014–22
Chief Information & Operations Officer
International Rescue Committee
Los Altos, CA

Lile R. Gibbons ’64
2020–24
Retired Legislator
Community Volunteer
Old Greenwich, CT

Alicia Carew Hammarskjold ’87
2021–25
Community Volunteer
North Palm Beach, FL

Terry W. Hartle
2020–24
Senior Vice President, Government and Public Affairs
American Council on Education
Washington, DC

Peggie Ward Koon ’74
2021–25
Former CEO
Leading Change, LLC
Former Vice President
Chronicle Media, Morris Publishing Group; Morris Communications
Former President
International Society of Automation
Augusta, GA

Peggy Liu ’80
2016–24
Attorney/Company Director
Hong Kong, SAR

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

Cynthia Meyn '86
2019–23
Special Advisor
Reverence Capital Partners
New York, NY

Beverly A. Morgan-Welch ’74
2019–23
Senior Deputy Director of External Affairs
Museum of Modern Art
New York NY

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

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

David W. Oxtoby
2021–25
President
American Academy of Arts and Sciences
Cambridge, MA

Patricia Friedman Ribakoff ’80
2015–23
President & CEO
MHQ
Boston, MA

Claudia San Pedro ’91
2021–25
President
Sonic Drive-In
Oklahoma City, OK

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

Sarah Stapleton ’21
2021–23
Albany, NY

Beverly Daniel Tatum
2015–23
President Emerita
Spelman College
Atlanta, GA

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

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


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