Carleton Board of Trustees Meeting
May 2019 Summary

The Carleton Board of Trustees met on campus from May 9-11, 2019.  The following is a brief summary of actions taken and major topics discussed during their meeting:

1.  The Board approved faculty leaves of absence for 2019-20.

2.  The Board approved spring term B.A. degrees, pending successful completion of their remaining requirements for graduation. 

3.  The Board approved the following faculty promotions:

  • From Professor to Professor Emeritus:  Becky Boling, Marian Cass, Stephen Kennedy, Samuel Patterson, and Joel Weisberg
  • From Associate Professor to Full Professor:  Palmar Alvarez-Blanco and Devashree Gupta

4.  The Board approved Phase 2 of the Utility Master Plan, which includes mechanical modifications in the west side campus buildings, replacing west side steam distribution with hot water piping, and hot water boilers in the Facilities building.  Phase 2 is scheduled to begin in summer 2020.

5.  The Board approved the naming of the new science addition.  The building, to be named Evelyn Anderson Hall, is in honor of Evelyn M. Anderson, Carleton Class of 1921.  Evelyn’s distinguished career included groundbreaking research on hormone-related diseases.

6.  The Board elected three new regular trustees and one new alumni trustee, each for a four-year term beginning July 1, 2019.  The Board also elected three current trustees to a second four-year term.  Additionally, the Board elected four former trustees to the role of Trustee Emeritus.

7.  The Board expressed its appreciation and thanks to Paul Thiboutot, Vice President and Dean of Admissions and Financial Aid, as he prepares to retire at the end of June.

8. The Board received an update from George Shuffelton regarding the results of the recent accreditation evaluation.  Dean of the College Bev Nagel, College Librarian Brad Schaffner, and Chief Technology Officer Janet Scannell presented to the Board a summary of the collaboration projects between Carleton and St. Olaf as part of the $1.4M grant received from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.