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
Cathy Paglia '74, P'18

President:
Steven G. Poskanzer P'15

Secretary:
Stephanie Huston

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.


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

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Trustees

  • Carol A. Barnett ’86
  • Director, Planning & Operations, Medline Industries
  • Current Term: 2018-2022
  • Northfield, IL
  • McKay Barra ’10
  • Young Alumni Trustee
  • Director, NMG/NMH Operations, Northwestern Medicine
  • Current Term: 2016-2020
  • Chicago, IL
  • Alan R. Bauer ’74
  • (Retired), Progressive Insurance
  • Current Term: 2017-2021
  • Mill Valley, CA
  • Lila Conlee ’15
  • Young Alumni Trustee
  • Software Developer, Cortico
  • Current Term: 2018-2022
  • Chicago, IL
  • William C. Craine ’70, P ’00
  • Treasurer, Chenango County
  • Current Term: 2017-2021
  • Norwich, NY
  • Stephen J. Davis ’88
  • Partner, Banneker Partners LLC
  • 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
  • Lia Gore, M.D. ’87
  • Alumni Trustee
  • Professor / Attending Physician, Univ. of Colorado, Children's Hospital Colorado
  • Current Term: 2018-2022
  • Aurora, CO
  • Catherine L. Gunsbury ’89
  • Alumni Trustee
  • Partner, Solhem Companies LLC
  • Current Term: 2019-2023
  • Minneapolis, MN
  • John F. Harris ’85
  • Founding Editor, Politico
  • Current Term: 2019-2023
  • Arlington, VA
  • Michael J. Hasenstab, Ph.D. ’95
  • EVP, Portfolio Manager & CIO, Templeton Global Macro, Franklin Templeton
  • Current Term: 2018-2022
  • San Mateo, CA
  • Pamela Kiecker Royall ’80
  • Head of Research, Enrollment Services, EAB
  • Current Term: 2019-2023
  • Richmond, VA
  • Richard R. Kracum ’76, P ’07
  • Founder and Senior Advisor (Retired), Wind Point Partners
  • Current Term: 2019-2023
  • Miami Beach, FL
  • Karl C. Kwok, BBS, MH ’71, H ’18
  • Chairman, Wing On International Holdings Ltd.
  • Current Term: 2018-2022
  • Hong Kong
  • Larnzell Martin, Jr. ’72
  • Alumni Trustee
  • Judge (Retired), Seventh Circuit Court of Maryland
  • Current Term: 2017-2021
  • Upper Marlboro, MD
  • Trace H. McCreary ’89
  • President & CEO, Varden Capital Properties, LLC
  • Current Term: 2018-2022
  • New York, NY
  • Laird McCulloch P ’12, P ’15
  • President and Founder, NSW Corp
  • Current Term: 2016-2020
  • Portland, OR
  • Jeninne C. McGee ’85
  • Sr. Vice Pres.- Operational Risk & Enterprise Implementation, Ameriprise Financial
  • Current Term: 2017-2021
  • Minneapolis, MN
  • Catherine J. Paglia ’74, P ’18
  • Director, Enterprise Asset Management
  • Current Term: 2017-2021
  • New York, NY
  • Steven C. Parrish P ’12
  • Founder, Steve Parrish Consulting Group, LLC
  • Current Term: 2019-2023
  • 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: 2018-2022
  • Northfield, MN
  • Nicholas J. Puzak ’81, P ’20
  • Property Manager, Self Employed
  • Current Term: 2016-2020
  • Minneapolis, MN
  • Lise N. Revers ’85
  • Self Employed
  • Current Term: 2018-2022
  • Weston, MA
  • David B. Smith, Jr. ’88, P ’19
  • Executive Vice President and General Counsel, Mutual Fund Directors Forum
  • Current Term: 2019-2023
  • Washington, DC
  • Frances L. Spangler ’91
  • Alumni Trustee
  • CFO, Sugarloaf Crush
  • Current Term: 2016-2020
  • Healdsburg, CA
  • Alison M. von Klemperer ’82, P ’16
  • Consultant
  • Current Term: 2019-2023
  • Darien, CT
  • Wallace R. Weitz ’70, P ’96, P ’99, P ’02
  • Founder and Co-CIO, Weitz Investment Management
  • Current Term: 2017-2021
  • Omaha, NE
  • Justin B. Wender ’91
  • Managing Partner, Stella Point Capital, LLC
  • Current Term: 2017-2021
  • New York, NY
  • Candace E. Williams ’73, P ’06, P ’11, W ’73
  • 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

Board of Trustee Liaisons

  • Derek L. Fried ’93, P ’23, P ’23
  • Alumni Council President
  • Senior Vice President, Wells Fargo Bank
  • Minneapolis, MN
  • Karen L. Schilling ’78
  • Alumni Annual Fund Chair
  • Minneapolis, MN
  • Karen L. Handelman P ’20, P ’23
  • Parents Advisory Council Co-Chair
  • President, 501creative
  • Saint Louis, MO
  • Marc R. Hirshman P ’20, P ’23
  • Parents Advisory Council Co-Chair
  • President, Twain Financial Partners
  • Saint Louis, MO

Trustees Emeriti

  • 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
  • Beth Boosalis Davis ’70
  • (Retired), Attorney
  • Trustee Term: 1994-1998, 2002-2014
  • Evanston, IL
  • Jack W. Eugster ’67, P ’02
  • Chairman, President and CEO (Retired), Musicland Stores Corporation
  • Trustee Term: 1992-2016
  • Excelsior, 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
  • James E. Johnson ’64
  • Executive Vice President (Retired), Securian Financial
  • Trustee Term: 1999-2003, 2008-2016
  • Saint Paul, MN
  • Arthur D. Kowaloff ’68
  • President, Kowaloff & Co. LLC
  • Trustee Term: 2010-2018
  • New York, NY
  • Keith A. Libbey ’59, P ’88, P ’91
  • Fredrikson & Byron, P.A.
  • Trustee Term: 1997-2012
  • Minneapolis, MN
  • Charles W. Lofgren ’62, P ’86, P ’87
  • Chairman, ADE Inc.
  • Trustee Term: 1996-2000, 2001-2010
  • Chicago, IL
  • Earl A. Neil ’57
  • Priest, St. Martin's Anglican Church
  • Trustee Term: 1971-2005
  • Johannesburg
  • 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
  • Wayzata, MN
  • 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
  • Schuler Scholar Program
  • 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
  • Minneapolis, MN
  • Gary L. Sundem ’67
  • Professor of Accounting Emeritus Foster School of Business (Retired), University of Washington
  • Trustee Term: 2009-2017
  • Seattle, WA
  • Caesar F. Sweitzer ’72, P ’02, P ’06
  • Senior Advisor (Retired), Citigroup Global Markets Inc.
  • Trustee Term: 1997-2001, 2002-2014
  • Chatham, NJ
  • Sidney C. Wolff ’62, H ’85
  • Director (Retired), Large Synoptic Survey Telescope (LSST) Corporation
  • Trustee Term: 1989-2013
  • Tucson, AZ
  • Katherine W. Youngblood ’57, P ’81
  • Account Executive (Retired), Zenger Miller
  • Trustee Term: 1978-1982, 1992-2009
  • Minneapolis, MN