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BOT Meeting Update

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Dear Campus Community,

Over the past weekend, our Board of Trustees visited campus for its regular fall meeting. The meeting was very productive. The board approved the following:

  • Emeritus status for several retired faculty members. Congratulations!
    • Donna Arnink– Professor Emerita, Drama and Dance
    • Margaret Duncombe – Professor Emerita, Sociology
    • Ronald Hathaway – Professor Emeritus, Biology
    • Bruce Kola –  Lecturer Emeritus, Sport Science
    • Libby Rittenberg – Professor Emerita, Economics and Business
    • Adrienne Seward – Professor Emerita, English
    • Yun Yu Wang – Professor Emerita, Theatre and Dance
    • William Weida – Professor Emeritus, Economics and Business
  • A naming policy that will help guide the college in the naming of campus spaces and programs. This policy is attached and will be posted to the policies and compliance website.
  • The external audit was approved. Because of the good work of many staff and faculty, there were no major findings.

In addition, our trustees worked on their Strategic Project Teams (SPTs). This year’s SPTs are: (1) campaign planning, (2) library planning, (3) campus master plan/master communications plan, and (4) environmental stewardship and innovation. These teams are closely tied to the implementation of the strategic plan and the work of our campus-based action and knowledge-development teams.

The highlight of the trustees’ visit was the recognition of the contributions of four individuals who are transitioning from voting charter trustees to life trustees. These individuals — Bill Hybl, Mike Lampton, Doug Norberg, and Sue Woolsey — have generously shared their time, talents, and treasure with CC.

  • Bill Hybl, chairman and CEO of El Pomar Foundation, has continued El Pomar’s tradition of supporting Colorado College, as the foundation has generously contributed to our institution for many years.  As an alumnus and member of the board for an impressive 24 years, he carries the torch for Colorado College as an active and engaged member of our local community.
  • Mike Lampton has been a member of the board for 14 years. As a teacher, scholar, and administrator at Johns Hopkins University, Mike’s academic expertise has been incredibly valuable to the board’s discussions. He has served in many roles during his tenure on the board, most notably as secretary of the board and chair of the college’s most recent presidential search.
  • Driven by a passion for increasing financial aid, trustee Doug Norberg has worked passionately throughout his 12 years on the board to help the college provide access to students from all backgrounds. To support this goal, Doug and his wife Nancy established the Norberg Scholarship Fund, which funds four scholarships per year.
  • In addition to sending all of her children, or as she says “her entire gene pool,” to Colorado College, Sue Woolsey has been an enthusiastic leader on issues of environmental stewardship at CC. Sue has been a trustee for 18 years and for the past four years she has served as the board’s chair.

The trustees continue to be impressed with our progress and join me in being incredibly grateful for your commitment to our mission. We look forward to their next visit on February 20-22. Please let me know if you have any questions.

Best regards,

Jill

 

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