Smith College Board of Trustees Welcomes Five New Members

The Smith College Board of Trustees welcomed five new members, all Smith alumnae, on July 1.

New board members include Augusta Gronquist, class of 2014, a philosophy major and president of Smith’s Student Government Association for her senior year. Gronquist, a native of England whose family now lives in Santa Fe, N.M., will serve a two-year term on the board.

Other new trustees, who will serve four-year terms on the board, are:

Deborah Keiko Reeves Berger, class of 1986. A native of Hawaii, Berger is co-founder of The Learning Coalition, a Honolulu-based nonprofit that supports public education in Hawaii. She also founded Unbound Philanthropy, a New York-based private grant-making foundation. Berger serves on the boards of the Hawaii Community Foundation and the Harold KL Castle Foundation, is a director of The Institute for Native Pacific Education and Culture, and a trustee of Punahou School.  She began her career in the financial sector working for JP Morgan and subsequently the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development.

Madeleine Morgan Fackler, class of 1980, is the recently retired Chief Information Officer and Vice President of Information Technology for Johnson & Johnson’s Consumer Group of companies.  She has held senior leadership roles in research and development, manufacturing and information technology with Johnson & Johnson, Hewlett Packard, 3Com Corp. and BeyondWork. She is currently the IT adviser for the board of directors of El Camino Hospital in Mountain View, Calif., and is a board member of WISER, a secondary school for girls in Muhuru Bay, Kenya.

Marcia L. MacHarg, class of 1970, a partner at the international law firm of Debevoise & Plimpton LLP for 26 years, now serves as Of Counsel to the firm. She has practiced in the firm’s New York, Washington and Frankfurt offices.  MacHarg is an Independent Director of two NYSE-listed closed end funds advised by Nomura and a member of the Executive Committee of the Friends of Smith College Libraries.

Barbara Dodd Massey, class of 1963, has been a financial adviser with JP Morgan Securities since 2008.  A resident of New York City, she previously worked for Bear Stearns and L.F. Rothschild, Unterberg, Towbin. Massey serves on the board of several arts and neighborhood nonprofits in New York City, including the Wendy Osserman Dance Company and Rauschenbusch Metro Ministries.

Smith College was founded in 1871 to educate women of promise for lives of distinction. It is the largest women’s liberal arts college in the United States, enrolling 2,600 students in more than 50 areas of study. Students attend Smith from nearly every state in the U.S. and from 62 countries around the globe.

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