The Carleton Board of Trustees met in Northfield for its Fall Term meeting on October 26-28, 2023.  The following is a brief summary of major topics discussed and actions taken during their meeting:

  1. The Board discussed and unanimously approved The Liberal Arts in Action, Carleton’s strategic direction through 2033.
  2. The Board approved new and changed faculty leaves of absence for 2023-25.
  3. The Board approved the request for 16 mid-year B.A. degrees, effective November 20, 2023, pending successful completion of their remaining requirements for graduation.
  4. The Board approved the audited financial statements for the year ending June 30 2023, as well as the Carleton College Defined Contribution Retirement Plan audited financial statement and IRS 5500 for the year ending December 31, 2022.
  5. The Board approved membership into Founders Court to one donor, an honor recognizing extraordinary generosity to the College, based on cumulative irrevocable gifts totaling or exceeding $5 million.
  6. The Board approved updates to the College Council charter.
  7. The Board approved the following faculty promotions: From Professor to Professor Emerita:  Diane Nemec Ignashev (German and Russian)
  8. The Trustee Affairs Committee gave trustees an update on the process for the transition to a new Board Chair, as Chair Wally Weitz ’70, P’96, P’99, P’02 retires from the board in June, 2024.
  9. Kelsey Deshler gave an update on the College’s endowment. 
  10. Trustees were welcomed by President Byerly and Steve Jensen for a special dinner at Nutting House.
  11. Trustees joined friends and family of Candace ’73, P’06, P’11, W’73 and Mark Williams ’73, P’06, P’11 to celebrate their induction into the Founder’s Court.
  12. Trustees had the opportunity to dine with members of the strategic planning coordinating committee and task forces at a Friday evening reception and dinner.