Guiding and Advising Carleton College

The Board of Trustees are responsible for policy making and sound resource management of the College. The Board of Trustees also determines the general, educational, and financial policies of the College.

Officers of the Board:

Chair:
Wally Weitz '70, P'96, P'99, P'02

Vice Chairs:
Carol Barnett '86
Martha Kaemmer '66, P'95

President:
Steven G. Poskanzer P'15

Secretary:
Thomas Bonner

Treasurer:
Frederick A. Rogers '72

President Emeritus:
Robert H. "Bob" Edwards H'86
Stephen R. Lewis, Jr. P'86, H'02
Robert A. Oden, Jr.

Treasurer Emeritus:
Frank I. Wright '50, P'77, P'78, H'90


Numbers denote Carleton class year; P = Parent of Carleton Student; H = Honorary Degree from Carleton

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Trustees

  • Mark S. Applebaum ’89
  • Alumni Trustee
  • Associate Professor of Composition & Theory, Stanford University
  • Current Term: 2015-2019
  • Stanford, CA
  • Carol A. Barnett ’86
  • Founder, Creek School, LLC
  • Current Term: 2014-2018
  • Evanston, IL
  • Mckay Barra ’10
  • Young Alumni Trustee
  • Performance Improvement Leader, Northwestern Medicine
  • Current Term: 2016-2020
  • Chicago, IL
  • Dorothy H. Broom, Ph.D. ’66
  • International Advisor
  • Professor Emerita (Retired), Australian National University
  • Current Term: 2015-2017
  • Canberra ACT
  • William C. Craine ’70, P ’00
  • Treasurer, Chenango County
  • Current Term: 2013-2017
  • Norwich, NY
  • Arnold W. Donald ’76, P ’02
  • President and Chief Executive Officer, Carnival Corporation
  • Current Term: 2016-2020
  • Saint Louis, MO
  • Maureen G. Gupta, Ph.D. ’78
  • Current Term: 2013-2017
  • Bonsall, CA
  • John F. Harris ’85
  • Co-Founder and Editor-in-Chief, Politico
  • Current Term: 2014-2018
  • Arlington, VA
  • Michael J. Hasenstab, Ph.D. ’95
  • EVP, Portfolio Manager & CIO, Templeton Global Macro, Franklin Templeton
  • Current Term: 2014-2018
  • San Mateo, CA
  • Michele F. Joy ’77
  • Alumni Trustee
  • Vice President, Regulatory and Major Projects, Shell Midstream Partners, L.P.
  • Current Term: 2014-2018
  • Houston, TX
  • Martha H. Kaemmer ’66, P ’95
  • Partner, HRK Group, Inc.
  • Current Term: 2015-2019
  • St. Paul, MN
  • Pamela Kiecker Royall ’80
  • Head of Research, Royall & Company
  • Current Term: 2014-2018
  • Richmond, VA
  • Arthur D. Kowaloff ’68
  • President, Kowaloff & Co. LLC
  • Current Term: 2014-2018
  • New York, NY
  • Richard R. Kracum ’76, P ’07
  • Managing Director, Wind Point Partners
  • Current Term: 2015-2019
  • Chicago, IL
  • Laird Mcculloch P ’12, P ’15
  • Current Term: 2016-2020
  • Redwood City, CA
  • Bradford T. Nordholm ’78, P ’06
  • Alumni Trustee
  • CEO and Sr Managing Director, Starwood Energy Group Global, LLC
  • Current Term: 2013-2017
  • Greenwich, CT
  • Gary T. O’Brien P ’08, P ’10, P ’14
  • Managing Director, Quetico Partners LLC
  • Current Term: 2013-2017
  • Minneapolis, MN
  • Steven C. Parrish P ’12
  • Founder, Steve Parrish Consulting Group, LLC
  • Current Term: 2015-2019
  • Westport, CT
  • Rolf S. Peters ’86
  • Chief Executive Officer, Co-Founder, AGMotion, Inc.
  • Current Term: 2016-2020
  • Minneapolis, MN
  • Steven G. Poskanzer P ’15
  • President, Carleton College
  • Current Term: 2014-2018
  • Northfield, MN
  • Nicholas J. Puzak ’81, P ’20
  • Property Manager, Self Employed
  • Current Term: 2016-2020
  • Minneapolis, MN
  • David B. Smith, Jr. ’88, P ’19
  • Executive Vice President and General Counsel, Mutual Fund Directors Forum
  • Current Term: 2014-2018
  • Washington, DC
  • Frances L. Spangler ’91
  • Alumni Trustee
  • CFO, Sugarloaf Crush
  • Current Term: 2016-2020
  • Healdsburg, CA
  • William P. Sterling ’76, P ’05, P ’08, P ’11
  • President & CIO, Trilogy Global Advisors
  • Current Term: 2015-2019
  • New York, NY
  • Gary L. Sundem ’67
  • Professor of Accounting Emeritus Foster School of Business (Retired), University of Washington
  • Current Term: 2013-2017
  • Seattle, WA
  • Wallace R. Weitz ’70, P ’96, P ’99, P ’02
  • President, Weitz Investment Management
  • Current Term: 2016-2020
  • Omaha, NE
  • Justin B. Wender ’91
  • Managing Partner, Stella Point Capital, LLC
  • Current Term: 2016-2020
  • New York, NY
  • Bonnie M. Wheaton W ’66, ’66
  • Circuit Judge, 18th Judicial Circuit Court, DuPage County IL
  • Current Term: 2015-2019
  • Wheaton, IL
  • Byron White ’08
  • Young Alumni Trustee
  • Business Development, Google Inc.
  • Current Term: 2014-2018
  • Mountain View, CA
  • John L. Youngblood ’81, P ’14
  • Managing Partner, Gallatin Capital LLC
  • Current Term: 2016-2020
  • New York, NY
  • Alison M. Von Klemperer ’82, P ’16
  • Consultant, Consultant
  • Current Term: 2015-2019
  • Darien, CT

Board of Trustee Liaisons

  • Don J. Frost, Jr. ’83, P ’13
  • Alumni Annual Fund Chair
  • Partner, Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP
  • Washington, DC
  • Sarah A. Maris ’85, P ’19
  • Alumni Council President
  • Small Business Consultant/Free Lance Web Development, Self Employed
  • Fair Haven, NJ
  • Simon J. Foster P ’16
  • Parents Advisory Council Co-Chair
  • Partner, SpencerStuart
  • Minneapolis, MN
  • Nikki L. Sorum P ’16
  • Parents Advisory Council Co-Chair
  • Divisional Vice President, Thrivent Financial
  • Minneapolis, MN

Trustees Emeriti

  • Judd H. Alexander ’49, H ’01
  • Executive Vice President (Retired), James River Corporation
  • Trustee Term: 1974-2000
  • Exeter, NH
  • Michael H. Armacost ’58, H ’89
  • Shorenstein Distinquished Fellow, The Asia/Pacific Research Center
  • Trustee Term: 1994-2010
  • Stanford, CA
  • Kenneth Baum ’52
  • Chairman, George K. Baum Group, Inc.
  • Trustee Term: 1996-2004
  • Kansas City, MO
  • William M. Bracken ’63
  • Executive Advisor (Retired), Northco Corporation
  • Trustee Term: 1979-1983, 1984-2008
  • Minneapolis, MN
  • Thomas G. Colwell ’52
  • Chairman of the Board (Retired), Colwell Industries, Inc.
  • Trustee Term: 1991-2005
  • Wayzata, MN
  • William A. Feldt ’61, P ’87
  • President and Chief Executive Officer (Retired), Flohr Metal Fabricators, Inc.
  • Trustee Term: 1995-1999, 2001-2013
  • Federal Way, WA
  • Joyce A. Hughes ’61, H ’01
  • Professor of Law, Northwestern University Law School
  • Trustee Term: 1969-1994
  • Chicago, IL
  • Keith A. Libbey ’59, P ’88, P ’91
  • Fredrikson & Byron, P.A.
  • Trustee Term: 1997-2012
  • Minneapolis, MN
  • Robert W. Nelson ’62, P ’89, P ’91
  • Vice President of Corporate Financial Planning & Analysis (Retired), General Electric Company
  • Trustee Term: 2000-2004, 2005-2013
  • Boca Raton, FL
  • Lawrence Perlman ’60, P ’89
  • Trustee Term: 1986-1993, 1998-2013
  • Wilson, WY
  • Henry H. Porter, Jr. P ’85
  • Private Investor (Retired), Porgroup, Inc.
  • Trustee Term: 1969-1993
  • Manchester, MA
  • Jack W. Schuler P ’97
  • Principal/Partner and Co-Founder, Crabtree Partners, LLC
  • Trustee Term: 1998-2014
  • Lake Forest, IL
  • Arthur R. Schulze, Jr. ’52
  • Retired Vice Chairman of the Board (Retired), General Mills, Inc.
  • Trustee Term: 1977-2003
  • Edina, MN
  • Katherine W. Youngblood ’57, P ’81
  • Retired Account Executive (Retired), Zenger Miller
  • Trustee Term: 1978-1982, 1992-2009
  • Edina, MN