College Appoints Katherine Chia to the Board of Trustees

November 29, 2000Director of Media Relations 413/542-8417 AMHERST, Mass.—Katherine Kai-Sun Chia of New York City has joined the Board of Trustees of Amherst College as a Term Trustee.

The Evergreens and Dickinson Homestead Joined in New Emily Dickinson Museum at Amherst College

July 1, 2003Director of Media Relations413/542-8417

Jonathan Landman Elected Trustee at Amherst College

June 23, 2003Director of Media Relations 413/542-8417

Amherst College Trustees Approve Comprehensive Fee Increase

March 27, 2003Director of Media Relations413/542-8417AMHERST, Mass.-The Amherst College Board of Trustees has established $36,910 as the college's comprehensive fee for 2003-04. This figure represents a 4.9 percent increase over this year's comprehensive fee, which includes tuition, room and board.

Amherst College Board Votes Against Investments in Sudan

February 1, 2006 Director of Media Relations 413/542-8417 AMHERST, Mass.—The Amherst College Board of Trustees voted in January to divest any direct holdings, and refrain from future direct investment, in nearly two dozen multinational companies whose business activities have been identified as supporting the Sudanese government.

Jide Zeitlin, Partner at Goldman Sachs, Elected Chair of Amherst College Board of Trustees

April 20, 2005 Director of Media Relations 413/542-8417 AMHERST, Mass.—Jide Zeitlin, 41, a partner at Goldman Sachs, has been elected chair of the Board of Trustees at Amherst College. Zeitlin succeeds current chair Amos B. Hostetter Jr., 68, who has led the board since 1998 and whose term ends June 30, 2005.

Danielle Allen Appointed Trustee of Amherst College

March 23, 2006 Director of Media Relations (413) 542-8417 AMHERST, Mass. — Amherst College has appointed Danielle Allen, dean of the division of humanities, professor of classics and political science and a member of the Committee on Social Thought at the University of Chicago, to a term on its Board of Trustees effective March 4. Allen’s term will end March 30, 2009.

Laura J. Yerkovich ’80 Elected Trustee at Amherst College

June 7, 2006 Director of Media Relations413/542-8417AMHERST, Mass.—The alumni of Amherst College have elected Laura J. Yerkovich, a geologist, investment banker, homemaker and member of the Class of 1980, to a six-year term on the college’s Board of Trustees effective July 1. Yerkovich is a resident of New York City.

Paul T. Ruxin ’65 To Receive Medal for Service at Amherst College May 27

May 7, 2007Director of Media Relations413/542-8417AMHERST, Mass.—Paul T. Ruxin ’65 of Chicago, Ill., will receive Amherst College’s Medal for Eminent Service at the college’s commencement exercises on Sunday, May 27. The Medal for Eminent Service is presented to an Amherst alumnus who has demonstrated extraordinary devotion to his alma mater.

Amherst College Corporation and Board of Trustees

The Corporation

Cullen Murphy ’74
Chairman of the Corporation

President of the College

Biddy Martin