Carleton Board of Trustees Meeting
October 2019 Summary

The Carleton Board of Trustees met on campus from October 24-26, 2019.  The following is a brief summary of actions taken and major topics discussed during their meeting:

1.  The Board approved a request for faculty leaves of absence for 2019-2020, 2020-2021, and 2021-2022, as well as changes to leaves for 2020-2021.

2.  The Board approved the request for mid-year B.A. degrees for seven students who have completed the requirements for graduation.

3. The Board approved the audited financial statements for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2019 and the defined contribution and supplemental retirement plan audited financial statements for the year ending December 31, 2018.

4. The Board approved awarding the William Carleton Medal to one donor, in recognition of their extraordinary generosity to the College, based on cumulative gifts totaling at least $1.5 million.

5. The Board approved members into Founders Court to two donors, an honor recognizing extraordinary generosity to the College based on cumulative gifts totaling or exceeding $5 million.

6. Trustees approved technical changes to the process for faculty third-year reviews.  These changes had been previously discussed and approved by the faculty.

7. The Board approved the continuation of welcoming the Carleton Student Association (CSA) President as a non-voting liaison to the Student Life Committee.

8. The Board welcomed one new and three returning trustees, who were elected in May 2019, to their first Trustee meeting.  New members participate in a half-day orientation session prior to the start of the Board meeting.

9. The Board heard from RJ Holmes-Leopold, Director of the Carleton Career Center, regarding life and career preparation for students.  This was an opportunity for RJ to share observations from his first year at Carleton as well as goals for the coming year.

10. Trustees enjoyed celebrating the 50th anniversary of the Off-Campus Studies (OCS) program over dinner with faculty, staff and students who had recently participated in an OCS program.