Dear members of the Mount Holyoke College community,
The Board of Trustees met on campus from September 29 through October 1, and was delighted to welcome two new officers of the College, Jon Western (Vice President for Academic Affairs and Dean of Faculty) and Marcella Runell Hall (Vice President for Student Life and Dean of Students), as well as to meet with the new tenure-track faculty, and student leaders.
The Board celebrated the start of construction on the new Blanchard Community Center, and the successful completion of a $25 million capital campaign in support of this transformative addition to our campus.
Other highlights of the meeting included:
In other meetings and in the regular business of standing committees, the Board discussed a range of issues, including:
The Board of Trustees also congratulated Cathleen Pruden ’16, a top-30 nominee for the NCAA’s of Woman of the Year Award.
It was a meeting marked by energy and excitement in the face of new efforts and opportunities, and by a spirit of engaged collaboration. The Board gratefully acknowledges the tremendous commitment of faculty, staff, students, and alumnae, and extends special thanks to the many members of the Mount Holyoke community who contributed to this important, informative meeting.
Barbara Baumann ‘77
Chair of the Board of Trustees