The Carleton Board of Trustees met on campus from May 11-13, 2023.  The following is a brief summary of major topics discussed and actions taken during their meeting.

1. The Board approved faculty leaves of absence for 2023-25.

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

3. The Board approved the following faculty promotions: 

  • From Professor to Professor Emeriti:  David Alberg (Chemistry), Cynthia Blaha (Physics and Astronomy), Laura Chihara (Mathematics and Statistics), Michael James Flynn (Linguistics), Ronald Rodman (Music)
  • From Senior Lecturer to Senior Lecturer Emeriti:  Christine Lac (French and Francophone Studies)
  • From Associate Professor to Full Professor:  Ross Elfline (Art and Art History), J. Andrew Flory (Music), Raphael Jones (Mathematics and Statistics), Sarah Meerts (Psychology and Neuroscience), Tammy Metzcalf-Filzen (Physical Education, Athletics, and Recreation), Matthew Whited (Chemistry)
  • Hiring with Tenure at the rank of Professor:  Chielozona Eze (Africana Studies)
  • Promotion to Associate Professor:  Catherine Licata (Cinema and Media Studies)
  • Promotion to Endowed Chair:  Adriana Estill (Professor of English and M.A. and A.D. Hulings Professor of American Studies); Laura Goering (William H. Laird Professor of Russian and the Liberal Arts); Deanna Haunsperger (John E. Sawyer Professor of Liberal Learning – 4 years); Judith Howard (Rae Schupack Nathan Professor of Dance); Baird Jarman (David and Marian Adams Bryn-Jones Distinguished Teaching Professor of the Humanities – 3 years); Nicola Melville (Dye Family Professor of Music); Annette Nierobisz (Ada M. Harrison Distinguished Teaching Professor of the Social Sciences – 4 years); Jeffrey Ondich (Professor of Computer Science and Winifred and Atherton Bean Professor of Science, Technology, and Society); Eva Posfay (Class of 1944 Professor of French and the Liberal Arts – 4 years)

4. The Board authorized the filing of the IRS 990 and IRS 990-T for the year ended June 30, 2022 with the Internal Revenue Service. All documents were prepared by auditors CliftonLarsonAllen.

5. The Board received information on the proposed Phase 2 of the Student Life and Housing Plan, which includes a 21,000 square foot SHAC (Student Health and Counseling) multipurpose facility, along with three additional housing units. The Board approved Phase 2 of the Student Life and Housing Plan.

6. The Board elected six new regular trustees and one new alumni trustee, each for a four-year term beginning July 1, 2023.  The Board also elected three current trustees to a second four-year term.  Additionally, the Board elected one former trustee to the role of Trustee Emeritus.

7. The Board approved an update to the Investment Policy Statement, which included divestment policy.

8. The Board had the opportunity to discuss the draft recommendations of the three strategic planning task forces.

9. The Board received an update on the incoming Class of 2027.

10. Students who participated in the “Northfield to Selma” spring break trip presented to the Board their experience and how the trip impacted them.

11. Trustees were joined by students who took part in spring break justice and learning opportunities at a special dinner.

12. Faculty hosted small-group dinners for Trustees.