Board of Trustees

Meeting Dates

October 12–14, 2017
January 18–20, 2018 (likely off-site)
May 3–5, 2018

 

Composition of the Board

The Board of Trustees of Mount Holyoke College comprises not more than thirty-one members
and twelve standing committees:

  • Executive
  • Advancement
  • Audit
  • Conference
  • Education
  • Enrollment
  • Finance
  • Institutional Risk
  • Investment
  • Nominating and Governance
  • Professional and Graduate Education
  • Student Affairs

Additional ad hoc or advisory committees are formed from time to time. Each trustee serves on at least three of these committees and contributes to the deliberations of same and the Board as a whole, in a substantive and informed manner.

 

Role of the Board

The role of the Board of Trustees of Mount Holyoke College is to:

  1. define, preserve and protect the mission of the College;
  2. guard and enhance its resources;
  3. appoint, support and assess the President; and
  4.  lead strategic direction-setting for the College in collaboration with the President.

 

Policy on Conflicts of Interest

Trustees and others with significant responsibilities for Mount Holyoke have a fiduciary duty of loyalty to the College. At all times they shall act in a manner consistent with this fiduciary obligation and shall exercise particular care that no detriment to the interests of the College (or appearance of such detriment) may result from a conflict between those interests and any personal interests which the individual Trustee or other key individual may have. This duty manifests itself in the requirements to avoid conflicts of interest wherever possible and to deal openly and fairly with the College with respect to matters which are conflicts of interest. Each individual is also expected to avoid actions or situations that create the appearance of a conflict of interest.

 

Current Members

Chair of the Board

Barbara M. Baumann ’77

Owner and President, Cross Creek Energy Corporation
Denver, Colorado

 

President of the College

Sonya Stephens

Acting President
South Hadley, Massachusetts

Trustees

Casey Accardi ’15
Assistant Director of the Annual Fund,
Amherst College
Amherst, Massachusetts

Jeanne E. Amster ’77
Educational Consultant
San Francisco, California

Elizabeth Barbeau '85
Adjunct Associate Professor,
Harvard School of Public Health

Boston, MA

Jennie Berkson '76
Writer and Information Consultant
Leland, MI

Lori Bettison-Varga
President, National History Museum
of Los Angeles County

Los Angeles, CA

Catherine Burke ’78
Vice President - Credit, California First National Bank
Irvine, California

Debra Martin Chase ’77
President, Martin Chase Productions
Los Angeles, California

Elizabeth Cochary Gross ’79
Adjunct Associate Professor, Friedman School at Tufts
Concord, Massachusetts

Katherine E. Collins ’74
Vice President for Finance, Rice University
Houston, Texas

Carrianna K. Field ’97
Deputy Director, International Programs, UConn School of Law
Hartford, Connecticut

Erin Ennis ’92
Senior Vice President, US-China Business Council
Washington, DC

Ellen J. Flannery ’73
Partner, Covington and Burling, LLP
Washington, DC

Heather Harde ’91
Vice Chairman of sf.citi
San Francisco, California

Rhynette Northcross Hurd ’71
Adjunct Professor, Cecil C. Humphreys School of Law
Memphis, Tennessee

Marcia Brumit Kropf ’67
Consultant, Women and Children’s Issues
New York, New York

Mindy McWilliams Lewis ’75
Director of Corporate Contributions and
Associate Director, Cummins Foundation,
Cummins, Inc. (retired)
Columbus, Indiana

David Mahoney P'18
Private Equity Investor
San Francisco, CA

Natasha Mohanty ’03
Co-Founder and VP of Technology, FEM Inc.
San Francisco, California

Ellen Hyde Pace ’81
Global Client Leader, Red Fuse
New York, New York

Elizabeth A. Palmer ’76
Head of North American Client Services
and Marketing for Lindsell Train
Wellesley Hills, Massachusetts

Jennifer Rochlis ’94
NASA, Space Human Factors and Habitat
Element Manager
Houston, Texas

Gareth Ross
Chief Digital and Customer Experience Officer,
MassMutual

Springfield, MA

Raj Seshadri ’87
President, US Issuers of MasterCard Worldwide
New York, NY

Karena Strella ’90
Co-Managing Partner, Egon Zehnder International
Sausalito, California

Mona Sutphen ’89
Partner, Macro Advisory Partners
New York, New York 

Kaitlyn Szydlowski ’09
Harvard Business School
Cambridge, Massachusetts

Michelle Toh ’85
Self-employed
Stanley, Hong Kong

Louise Wasso ’75
Managing Director and Head of Private Clients,
Angelo, Gordon & Co
New York, New York

Elizabeth Weatherman ’82
Managing Director, Warburg Pincus
New York, New York

Elizabeth Wharff ’75
Director, Emergency Psychiatry Service,
Boston Children's Hospital
Assistant Professor, Harvard Medical School
Boston, Massachusetts

Sarah Xefos ’06
XCS Consulting and Oasis Magazine
Riyadh, Saudi Arabia  

S = spouse of a member of the Class of …
P = parent of a member of the Class of …