At its meeting in Hanover Nov. 9 and 10, Dartmouth’s Board of Trustees implemented a plan announced in September to increase the Board’s direct engagement with the College’s academic affairs, alumni relations, and student affairs through the creation of three new standing committees focused on these critically important areas.
The new committees are in addition to the Board’s Executive Committee and its committees on facilities, finance and investment, and governance. The members of the new committees discussed the focus of each group, and set agendas for the coming year. They also met with students, faculty, and staff. Trustee Karen Francis ’84 chairs the Committee on Student Affairs; the Committees on Academic Affairs and on Alumni Relations are chaired by Trustees Al Mulley ’70 and John Donahoe ’82, respectively.
Board Chair Ed Haldeman ’70 said, “The new committee structure will clearly help the Board even more effectively support the mission of the College. The new committees reflect the Board’s desire to strengthen direct communication and direct engagement with key constituencies of the College. Consistent with that goal, members of the Board particularly valued the opportunities to meet with students, faculty, and staff.”
The Board also reviewed plans for the Thayer Dining Hall replacement, received an update on the Class of 1978 Life Sciences Center, approved 2007 financial statements, and held preliminary discussions of budget plans for the fiscal year that will begin July 1, 2008. The Trustees reviewed the progress of the Campaign for the Dartmouth Experience, and participated in the weekend’s celebration of 35 years of coeducation at Dartmouth.
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Last Updated: 12/17/08