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Trustee Update from President Tiefenthaler

Dear Campus Community,

The Board of Trustees met last week (June 12-14) for their annual summer retreat. It was a substantive and energizing meeting, with excellent discussions about CC’s present and future direction. 

I was pleased to welcome new trustees Heather Carroll ’89, Lisa Hastings ’91, Kyle Samuel ’92, Lauren Watel ’07 and Lily Weissgold ’20 to the board.  More information about our new trustees can be found on CC’s website.

We kicked off the retreat on Wednesday evening with the annual “Legends of Colorado College” dinner, which honors retired and long-serving CC faculty and administrators. In addition to recognizing CC’s legends, we honored trustee John Troubh 79 and his wife Louisa, and the John E. and Margaret L. Lane Foundation (represented by trustee Tony Rosendo 02) as new inductees to the William Jackson Palmer Founders Society.

On Thursday, the board engaged in discussions about how to position the college to thrive during a time of significant disruption in higher education.

During their business meeting on Friday, the board heard an update on CC’s Building on Originality Campaign. Consultants Joe Bosack & Co. presented options for a revised athletics logo and the board endorsed moving forward with the campus committee’s recommendation.  The board also approved the following items:

  • Four candidates for promotion to full professor: William Davis in Comparative Literature and German, Marion Hourdequin in Philosophy, Mike Taber in Education, and Tricia Waters in Psychology;
  • Authorized borrowing the funds necessary to complete arena-associated projects including the parking garage, the Tejon Street building and the relocation of the 3D Arts program;
  • Updates to the Faculty Handbook that were previously approved by the faculty in Block 8;
  • Updates to the Title IX policies;
  • Procedures for complying with the Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act (NAGPRA)

In addition to welcoming new trustees, we also recognized and thanked outgoing trustees Eric Mellum 90 and Eyner Roman 19 whose terms ended with this meeting. We also acknowledged the service of Neal Baer 78 and Adam Press 84, whose terms on the board have also ended, but who have been elected to life trusteeship.

The next meeting of the full Board is November 7-9, 2019. Please let me know if you have any questions.

Best regards,

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Jill Tiefenthaler