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Smith College Board of Trustees

College Hall 207
Smith College
Northampton, MA 01063

Fax: 413-585-2136

Deborah Duncan ’77
Chair, Board of Trustees

Elena Palladino
Secretary of the Board of Trustees
413-585-2105

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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
Former Executive Vice President and CFO
Fremont Group
Tiburon, Calif.

Sharmila Ghosh Sinha ’88

Vice Chair of the Board
Founder
Asian Women’s Leadership Project
New York, N.Y.

Beverly Daniel Tatum

Vice Chair of the Board
President Emerita
Spelman College
Atlanta, Ga.

Badriyyah Alsabah ’17

Student Government Trustee
Program Intern
UN Women
Cairo, Egypt

Neelum Amin ’86

Trustee
Volunteer
Chicago, Ill.

Deborah Keiko Reeves Berger ’86

Trustee
Co-founder
The Learning Coalition
Honolulu, Hawaii

Mattie Peterson Compton ’72

Trustee
Assistant United States Attorney for the Northern District of Texas
Fort Worth Division
Fort Worth, Texas

Deborah DeCotis ’74

Trustee
Former Managing Director
Morgan Stanley
New York, N.Y

Melissa Parker Draper ’77

Trustee
Chair
California State Summer School for the Arts Board of Trustees
Atherton, Calif.

Madeleine Morgan Fackler ’80

Trustee
Chief Information Officer
International Rescue Committee
Los Altos, Calif.

Deborah Farrington ’72

Trustee
Founder and General Partner
StarVest Partners, LP
New York, N.Y.

April Hoxie Foley ’69

Trustee
Former Ambassador to Hungary
South Salem, N.Y.

Steffanie Garrett ’88

Alumnae Trustee
Deputy Corporation Counsel
Federal Civil Rights Division
City of Chicago Department of Law
Chicago, Ill.

Daniel L. Goroff

Trustee
Vice President and Program Director
Alfred P. Sloan Foundation
New York, N.Y.

Susan Greene ’68

AASC President
Former Executive Director
American Solar Energy Society
Englewood, Co.

Lisa Toner Heffernan ’77

Trustee
Former Head of European Consumer Products
Equity Research Division
Goldman Sachs
London, U.K.

Elizabeth Hoffman ’68

Trustee
Professor of Economics
Iowa State University
Ames, Iowa

Peggy Liu ’80

Trustee
Attorney/ Company Director
Hong Kong, SAR

Marcia L. MacHarg ’70

Trustee
Retired Partner/Of Counsel
Debevoise & Plimpton LLP
Frankfurt, Germany

Barbara Dodd Massey ’63

Alumnae Trustee
Financial Adviser
J.P. Morgan Securities
New York, N.Y.

Ann Mitchell ’75

Alumnae Trustee
Chief Executive Officer
Montgomery Hospice
Alexandria, Va.

Susan May Molineaux ’75

Trustee
President and CEO
Calithera Biosciences
South San Francisco, Calif.

Mohsen Mostafavi

Trustee
Dean and Alexander and Victoria Wiley Professor of Design
Harvard Graduate School of Design
Cambridge, Mass.

Camille O’Bryant ’83 S.M. ’86

Alumnae Trustee
Associate Dean, College of Science and Mathematics
California Polytechnic State University
San Luis Obispo, Calif.

Alison Overseth ’80

Trustee
Executive Director
Partnership for After School Education
New York, N.Y.

Meghna Purkayastha ’16

Student Government Trustee
Placentia, Calif.

Patricia Friedman Ribakoff ’80

Trustee
Founder and President
Friedman Ribakoff Group
Boston, Mass.

Lois D. Thompson ’66

Trustee
Partner
Proskauer Rose LLP
Los Angeles, Calif.

Deborah Lindenauer Weinberg ’81

Trustee
Chair
Weinberg Family Cerebral Palsy Center
Columbia University Medical Center
Greenwich, Conn.


Committees

Academic Affairs

Audit

Buildings and Grounds

Campus Life

Executive

External Affairs

Finance

Institutional Advancement

Investment

Trustee Governance


Meetings & Events

2016–17

  • Thursday–Saturday, October 13–15, 2016
  • Thursday–Friday, January 26–27, 2017
  • Rally Day: Thursday, February 23, 2017
  • Thursday–Saturday, March 2–4, 2017
  • Thursday–Saturday, May 4–6, 2017
  • Commencement: Sunday, May 21, 2017

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