This summer Kimberlyn Leary ’82 and Paul Smith ’76, P’09 began six-year terms on the College’s board of trustees. Andrew J. Nussbaum ’85, a trustee since 2010, was appointed to serve a second six-year term.
As a Robert Wood Johnson Health Policy Fellow, she served as an adviser to the White House Council on Women and Girls. She completed an extension of her fellowship at the White House Office of Management and Budget in the Health Division’s public health branch, where she served as the division lead on the Flint water crisis.
At Amherst she majored in psychology, graduated magna cum laude and was a member of Sigma Xi honor society. She lives in Cambridge, Mass., and is married to Richard Hale Shaw.
A political science major, Smith graduated summa cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa. He began his career as a clerk to Supreme Court Justice Lewis F. Powell Jr.
He has received multiple awards for his work promoting civil rights and civil liberties, including the 2010 Thurgood Marshall Award from the American Bar Association. Amherst awarded him an honorary degree in 2015.
Smith is married to Michael Dennis and has two children, Samuel and Scott ’09.