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Alumni

We Have Met the Trustees, and They are Us

Twenty-five years ago, most of us rarely thought about the College’s trustees. Despite their influence, they were distant in age, power and visibility. But time has narrowed that distance and our class is playing an increasingly important role in the governance of the College. Current Chair of the Board of Trustees Jide Zeitlin ’85, a private investor, offers a behind-the-scenes look at the operations of the Board. He discusses the change in perspective from student to alumnus to trustee, the benefits of serving on the Board, and what it is like to work with the college’s president and faculty to guide the future of Amherst. Expect the tables to turn as Jide explains the monetary and non-monetary things the Class of ’85 (and others) can do to help the trustees and the college in implementing a powerful vision for Amherst's future. Presented by the Class of 1985.

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