Catherine James Paglia ’74 P18 (Co-Chair)
Cathy has served on Carleton’s Board of Trustees almost continuously since 1984, and is one of two Board Vice Chairs. She is a Vice Chair of the Executive Committee, Chair of the Trustee Affairs Committee, and a member of the Investment Committee. Cathy also serves as Chair of the Every Carl for Carleton Campaign Committee.
Cathy is a Director at Enterprise Asset Management, a privately held real estate and asset management company. She has an extensive Wall Street background, which includes having been the first female Managing Director at Morgan Stanley, and was the Chief Financial Officer for two public companies. Cathy serves on the board of directors for Columbia Mutual Funds and Valmont Corporation. She is also a trustee for the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace and her family’s charitable foundation. She earned a B.A. from Carleton in English and an M.B.A. from Harvard University.
Wallace R. Weitz ’70 P96 P99 P02 (Co-Chair)
Wally has served on Carleton’s Board of Trustees since 2000, and is the current Board Chair. He is the Chair of the Executive Committee and a member of the Investment Committee. Wally also is a member of the Every Carl for Carleton Campaign Committee.
Wally is the Founder and Co-Chief Investment Officer for Weitz Investment Management, an investment firm he founded in 1983 which manages over $4 billion for individuals, corporations, pension plans, foundations, and endowments. He serves on the board of directors for Cable One. Wally has been very involved in the non-profit community in Omaha and currently serves as a director for the Joslyn Art Museum, Avenue Scholars Foundation, Holland Foundation, Sherwood Foundation, and his family foundation. He earned his B.A. from Carleton in economics and is a Chartered Financial Analyst.
Carol A. Barnett ’86
Carol has served on Carleton’s Board of Trustees since 1988, and is a current Board Vice Chair. She is a Vice Chair of the Executive Committee, and a member of the Audit Committee, the Trustee Affairs Committee, and the Student Life Committee. Carol also is a member of the Every Carl for Carleton Campaign Committee.
Carol is the Director of Planning and Operations for the Corius Tissue Regeneration Business at Medline Industries, a privately-held manufacturer and distributor of medical supplies. She spent 15 years in management roles at Medtronic, and has served as an advisor to several companies in the medical technology industry. Carol serves on the boards of the Harvard Business School Club of Chicago and the Chicago Botanic Garden and has previously served on the boards of the Penumbra Theatre and the Plymouth Music Series (now known as VocalEssence). Carol is also a volunteer for Equal Hope, an organization dedicated to eliminating health disparities in cancer care. She earned her B.A. from Carleton in economics and an M.B.A. from Harvard University.
John F. Harris ’85
John has served on Carleton’s Board of Trustees since 2010. He is a member of the Academic Affairs Committee, Buildings and Grounds Committee, and the Human Resource Committee. He also is a member of the Every Carl for Carleton Campaign Committee.
John is the Founding Editor of POLITICO, a leading news platform on politics and public policy in the United States and Europe. He co-founded the firm in 2007 and served as its Editor in Chief for more than a decade. He started his career at the Washington Post where he became the White House reporter during the Clinton administration and later National Politics Editor. He is the author of The Survivor: Bill Clinton in the White House, and co-author of The Way to Win: Taking the White House in 2008. John serves as a trustee for the German Marshall Fund of the United States and as an emeritus director for the National Press Foundation. He earned his B.A. from Carleton in history.
Jeninne C. McGee ’85
Jeninne has served on Carleton’s Board of Trustees since 2017. She is the Chair of the Finance and Planning Committee and serves on the Executive Committee, Human Resource Committee, and Academic Affairs Committee. Jeninne is a former Chair of Carleton’s Multicultural Alumni Network, a past Chair of the Clubs Advisory Group, and previously served on the Alumni Council.
As the Senior Vice President for Enterprise Implementation and Operational Risk Assessment at Ameriprise Financial Services, Jeninne oversees project management and governance for large, complex or high risk projects as well as the process for reviewing vendor risk assessment. She also leads the RiverSource Project Management Office’s team of project managers, business analysts, and business systems analysts. She serves as the Board Chair of the YWCA of Minneapolis and previously served on the board of the Minnesota Opera. Jeninne earned her B.A. from Carleton in economics and an M.B.A. from the University of Minnesota.
Marty is an Associate Professor of Physics at Carleton. She started her current position at Carleton in 2010, after having had a visiting position at the College during the Fall 2007 and Winter 2008 terms. She also is Chair of the Physics and Astronomy department. Her research is focused on characterizing photopolymers specifically designed to facilitate the fabrication of integrated optofluidic devices. Marty is currently Chair of the American Physical Society Committee on Education. She has a B.A. from Kenyon College and a Ph.D. from the University of Colorado. Prior to her graduate studies, she taught middle and high school at a K-12 private school and worked as an optical engineer at the NASA Goddard Spaceflight Center.
Marty is a past Chair of the Junior Faculty Affairs Committee at Carleton, and a former member of the Education and Curriculum Committee. She was Chair of the Community, Equity and Diversity Initiative action team on accessible and inclusive restrooms, and currently serves as Chair of the CEDI bathroom monitoring team, which monitors the College’s response to the action team recommendations. She also served on the Strategic Plan Working Group on the Ideal Student Body.
Adriana is a Professor of English and American Studies at Carleton, where she has taught since 2003. She also is the Director of the American Studies department. Her scholarly interests include U.S. Latino literature, Latino Studies, and the intersections of race, gender, and ethnicity in various genres of cultural expressions. She has previously served on the editorial board for Latinx Talk. Before joining Carleton, Adriana taught at the University of New Mexico and the University of Arizona. She has a B.A. from Stanford University and a Ph.D. from Cornell University.
Adriana is a member of the Community Board on Sexual Misconduct. Her previous contributions to Carleton include serving as a Co-Chair of the Community, Equity, and Diversity Initiative, and as a member of the Strategic Plan Working Group on Advising and Mentoring and the Advisory Committee for the Learning and Teaching Center.
Dev is a Professor of Political Science at Carleton, where she has taught since 2006. She also is the Chair of the Political Science department. Her scholarly interests include social movements and protest, radicalization, nationalism, and European politics. She has served as a member of the editorial board for the American Sociological Review. Dev earned her bachelor’s degree from Georgetown University, her M.A. from the University of Chicago, and her Ph.D. from Cornell University.
Dev is currently a Faculty Personnel Advisor. Her previous contributions to Carleton include serving as co-chair of the Education and Curriculum Committee, as a member of the Faculty Curricular Planning Committee, as Chair of the Junior Faculty Affairs Committee, and as a member of the Faculty Personnel and Student Fellowships committees. She also served as a member of the Strategic Plan Working Group on Community.
George is a Professor of English at Carleton, where he has taught since 2002. He previously served as an Associate Dean of the College. His scholarly interests include Medieval English Literature with a focus on Chaucer. George has served on grant review panels for the National Endowment for the Humanities and was a Delegate for the Assembly of the Model Language Association. He earned his bachelor’s degree from Harvard College, his M.Phil. from Cambridge University, and his Ph.D. from Yale University.
George is currently serving as President of the Carleton Faculty. He is a member of the Faculty Affairs Committee and College Council, and is among the Staff Liaisons to the Board of Trustees. His previous contributions to the College include serving as Chair of the Arts and Exhibitions Committee, Chair of the Language Requirement Exemption Committee and Chair of the Education and Curriculum Committee. He also convened the Strategic Plan Working Group on Sustainable Economy.
Alexandra K. Miller
Alex is the Sustainability Program Coordinator at Carleton, where she has worked since 2016. She was previously the Sustainability Fellow at the College of Saint Benedict. Alex is a board member of the Community Action Center in Northfield where they are currently working on a zero-energy ready affordable and emergency housing project. She also served as the Co-Chair for the City of Northfield’s Climate Action Plan Advisory Board and is a former Vice Chair of Northfield’s Environmental Quality Commission. She earned her bachelor’s degree from Bemidji State University.
Alex is a member of Carleton’s Environmental Advisory Committee.
Jane A. Rizzo P24
Jane is the Director of Budgeting and Financial Analysis at Carleton, where she has worked since 2014. Prior to joining Carleton, she worked in the private sector and held financial analysis and managerial roles with US Airways, America West Airlines, and Row 44. She earned her B.A. from St. Olaf College and her Master of Engineering degree from Cornell University.
Jane is a member of the College’s Admissions and Financial Aid Committee, the College Budget Committee, the Student Employment Advisory group, and the Capital Funding and Priorities Committee. She is also among the Staff Liaisons to the Board of Trustees.
Lucas P. Demetriades ’22
Lucas is a junior majoring in Physics. He is interested in pursuing a career in sustainable engineering. Lucas is a blogger for the Carleton Admissions Office and also has worked as a Cinema and Media Studies production office assistant.
Andrew Farias ’21
Andrew Farias (He/Him/His) is a fourth-year Posse Scholar from Houston, Texas. When not in class, Andrew enjoys uplifting student voices as the President of the Carleton Student Association and working as Sustainability Assistant in Carleton’s Sustainability Office and a Food and Environmental Justice Fellow in the Center for Community and Civic Engagement.
He also is a student member of the Environmental Advisory Committee and a Class of 2021 Student Representative on the Alumni Council. Andrew is pursuing a double major in Environmental Studies and Political Science/International Relations in preparation for a career in environmental policy.
Molly J. Zuckerman ’22
Molly is a junior political science major. She is a Class Representative for the Carleton Student Association and has worked in the Student Activities Office as a program assistant focused on leadership and intercultural activities. She also is a member of Carleton’s Mock Trial Team.
Amy M. Bevilacqua ’89
Amy is President of Carleton’s Alumni Council. She has been a member of the Alumni Council since 2017. She also is a Class Agent and has been a volunteer for previous Alumni Reunions.
Amy most recently served as the Chief Innovation Officer for American Public Education, a publicly traded corporation that owns American Military University and American Public University. Since her first job, working in Admissions at Carleton, Amy has had a wide-ranging career focused on the intersection of media and education, including time teaching in the Masters in Education Entrepreneurship program at the University of Pennsylvania. She previously served on the Board of Directors of the Sewall-Belmont House and Museum (home of the National Woman’s Party), and co-founded YaleWomen, a non-profit network of more than 35,000 female alums of Yale. Amy earned her B.A. from Carleton in English and Film Studies, and has an M.B.A. from Yale University.
Leslie B. Kautz ’80 P15
Leslie served as a Carleton Trustee from 2004 to 2016, during which time she was Chair of the Trustee Affairs Committee and a member of the Executive, Buildings and Grounds, Enrollment and Admissions, Finance and Planning, and External Relations and Development committees. She continues to serve on the Investment Committee and is an Alumni Admissions Representative.
Leslie is a Senior Advisor and former Managing Director at Angeles Investment Advisors, a portfolio manager for private and institutional investors that she co-founded in 2001. She has extensive experience working with foundation and endowment clients on investment allocation, manager selection, and performance reporting. Leslie serves on the board of The California Endowment and a family foundation. She previously served as a director for the Spondylitis Association of America. Leslie earned a B.A. from Carleton in history, a master’s degree in public affairs from Princeton University, and she is a Chartered Financial Analyst.
Austin Lau ’05
Austin is the Chair of Carleton’s Alumni Annual Fund Board. He has been a member of the AAF Board since 2018. He also is a member of the Alumni Council, an advisor to the Young Alumni Advisory Committee, a member of his 15th Reunion Gift Committee, Class Agent, Three Oaks Volunteer, and longtime Alumni Admissions Representative.
Austin is the Director of Strategic Partnerships at Automattic, a global web and software development company best known for the WordPress.com platform. He has worked in business development and partnership related roles at Google, YouTube, GoPro, and NerdWallet. Austin serves on the board for Fotokids, and was previously a mentor with San Francisco Achievers. He earned a B.A. from Carleton in political science and international relations.
Joe A. Hargis (Secretary)
Joe is an Associate Vice President for External Relations at Carleton, where he has worked since 1987. As the leader of the College Communications, he oversees the work of College Events, Digital Strategy and Public Affairs, Creative Services and the Carleton Voice alumni magazine. Joe earned his bachelor’s degree from the University of Southern Indiana and his M.S. from Indiana State University.
Joe is a member of the Community and Civic Engagement Committee, the Committee on Convocation and Common Conversation, the Commencement and Honorary Degrees Committee and the Recreation Center Advisory Committee. He is also among the Staff Liaisons to the Board of Trustees.
Gayle A. Bauer (Staff Assistant)
Gayle is the Assistant to the Vice President of External Relations at Carleton, where she has worked since 1979. She supports the work of the Vice President, whose responsibilities include leading External Relations and Development, and providing staff direction to Campaign Committees and to the Board’s Trustee Affairs Committee. Gayle received her education at Augsburg College in Minneapolis (Business Administration).
Gayle provides staffing support to the Every Carl for Carleton Campaign Core Committee.