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
  • Leland and Edith Smith Professor of Music, 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
  • Division Administrator for Hospital Medicine, Northwestern Memorial Hospital /Northwestern Medical Group
  • Current Term: 2016-2020
  • Chicago, IL
  • Alan R. Bauer ’74
  • Group President, Direct Business (Retired), Progressive Insurance
  • Current Term: 2017-2021
  • Mill Valley, CA
  • William C. Craine ’70, P ’00
  • Treasurer, Chenango County
  • Current Term: 2017-2021
  • Norwich, NY
  • Stephen J. Davis ’88
  • Partner, Banneker Partners
  • Current Term: 2017-2021
  • San Francisco, CA
  • Arnold W. Donald ’76, P ’02
  • President and Chief Executive Officer, Carnival Corporation
  • Current Term: 2016-2020
  • Saint Louis, MO
  • Herbert A. Fritch ’73
  • President, HealthSpring (Retired), Cigna-HealthSpring
  • Current Term: 2017-2021
  • Nashville, TN
  • 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 (Retired), 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, EAB / 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
  • Larnzell Martin, Jr. ’72
  • Alumni Trustee
  • Judge (Retired), Seventh Circuit Court of Maryland
  • Current Term: 2017-2021
  • Upper Marlboro, MD
  • Laird McCulloch P ’12, P ’15
  • President and Founder, NSW Corp
  • Current Term: 2016-2020
  • Portland, OR
  • Jeninne C. McGee ’85
  • SVP, Enterprise Implementation & Operational Risk Assessment, Ameriprise Financial
  • Current Term: 2017-2021
  • Minneapolis, MN
  • Catherine J. Paglia ’74, P ’18
  • Director, Enterprise Asset Management
  • Current Term: 2012-2016
  • New York, NY
  • Steven C. Parrish P ’12
  • Founder, Steve Parrish Consulting Group, LLC
  • Current Term: 2015-2019
  • Westport, CT
  • Rolf S. Peters ’86
  • CEO, 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
  • CEO & CIO, Trilogy Global Advisors
  • Current Term: 2015-2019
  • New York, NY
  • Wallace R. Weitz ’70, P ’96, P ’99, P ’02
  • Founder and Co-CIO, 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
  • Candace E. Williams ’73, W ’73, P ’06, P ’11
  • Attorney (Retired), Self Employed
  • Current Term: 2017-2021
  • Austin, TX
  • 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

  • Sarah A. Maris ’85, P ’19
  • Alumni Council President
  • Small Business Consultant/Freelance Web Development, Self Employed
  • Fair Haven, NJ
  • Elizabeth L. Sylvester ’06
  • Alumni Annual Fund Chair
  • Vice President, Envoi LLC
  • Minnetonka, MN
  • Mary A. Blodgett P ’20
  • Parents Advisory Council Co-Chair
  • Kirkland & Ellis
  • San Marino, CA
  • Carlton F. Calvin P ’20
  • Parents Advisory Council Co-Chair
  • CEO/Owner, RazorUSA
  • San Marino, CA

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 Distinguished Fellow, Stanford University
  • Trustee Term: 1994-2010
  • Stanford, CA
  • George K. 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, CEO, and Owner (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
  • Account Executive (Retired), Zenger Miller
  • Trustee Term: 1978-1982, 1992-2009
  • Edina, MN