How to Pick a Leader

By Charles R. Longsworth ’51

In June, one member of the 20-person Amherst Board of Trustees will succeed Jide Zeitlin ’85 as the group’s chair. How will this new leader be chosen?

The Trustees of Amherst College (more informally known as “the board”) are responsible for assuring that the college retains a qualified president, faculty and staff; gathers and manages resources needed to fulfill its mission; and is prudent and law-abiding. Six trustees are elected by the alumni body and 14 by the board.

Three Alumni Join Board of Trustees

By Rebecca Ojserkis ’12

Walter Donovan ’85, Julie Segre ’87 and Jim Tsai ’85 are the newest members of the Amherst College Board of Trustees.

Donovan, a history and political science major at Amherst, is the chief investment officer and senior managing director of Putnam Investments in Boston.

Two Join Board of Trustees

Board Names Two New Trustees

By Caroline J. Hanna

The Amherst Board of Trustees has appointed Howard Gardner, the John H. and Elisabeth A. Hobbs Professor of Cognition and Education at the Harvard Graduate School of Education, and John S. Middleton ’77, a Philadelphia-area businessman, to six-year terms on the college’s board.

Bank Regulator Is Newest Trustee

Tightening the Belt

imageA student poses a question.By Emily Gold Boutilier

Lehane Is New Trustee

By Caroline Hanna

Chris Lehane ’90 was only seven years out of college when he became press secretary to Vice President Al Gore. He worked for Gore from 1997 to 2000 at the White House and on the 2000 presidential campaign.

Since 2001, Lehane, partner and owner of the California-based company Fabiani and Lehane, has advised corporate, entertainment, political and professional-sports clients in finances, communications, government affairs and the law. He has also worked on several political campaigns.

Christopher S. Lehane ’90 Elected to Amherst College’s Board of Trustees

Submitted by Caroline J. Hanna

June 25, 2008
Caroline J. Hanna
Director of Media Relations

AMHERST, Mass. — The alumni of Amherst College have elected Christopher S. Lehane, member of the Class of 1990, to a six-year term on the college’s Board of Trustees, effective July 1.

Scott Turow Elected Trustee at Amherst College

June 21, 2002 Director of Media Relations 413/542-8417 AMHERST, Mass.— The alumni of Amherst College have elected Scott Turow, a novelist, lawyer and member of the Class of 1970, to a six-year term on the college’s Board of Trustees effective July 1. Turow is a resident of the Chicago area.

Amherst College Trustees Approve Comprehensive Fee Increase

March 14, 2001Director of Media Relations413/542-8417 AMHERST, Mass.—The Amherst College Board of Trustees has established $33,860 as the College’s comprehensive fee for 2001-02. This figure represents a 4.5 percent increase over this year’s comprehensive fee, which includes tuition, room and board.