College Administration

Board of Trustees

The Mount Holyoke College Board of Trustees oversees the property, business, and affairs of the College.

President of the College

The president of the College is both the leader of educational policy and Mount Holyoke's chief executive officer. Sonya Stephens was appointed as Mount Holyoke's acting president on July 1, 2016.

Divisional Leadership

Mount Holyoke's academic and administrative operations are organized into six functional areas, each overseen by a Vice President/Officer of the College:

Officers of the College and Senior Staff

The Officers of the College are specified in the Bylaws of the Board of Trustees and are the President, the six Vice Presidents, and the Secretary of the College

  • Gail Berson, Vice President for Enrollment and Dean of Admission
  • Rene Davis, Associate Dean of the College
  • Gary Gillis, Associate Dean of Faculty and Director of the Science Center
  • Shannon Gurek, Vice President for Finance and Administration and Treasurer
  • Lori Hendricks, Director of Athletics and Senior Lecturer in Physical Education and Athletics
  • Christine Hutchins, Vice President for Communications and Marketing
  • Kevin McCaffrey, Director of Government and Community Relations
  • Lenore Reilly, Senior Advisor to the President and Secretary of the College
  • Marcella Runell Hall, Vice President for Student Life and Dean of Students
  • Sonya Stephens, Acting President
  • Kassandra Jolley, Vice President for Advancement
  • Alex Wirth-Cauchon, Chief Information Officer and Executive Director for Library, Information, and Technology Services (LITS)

Shared Governance

Mount Holyoke has a strong tradition of shared decision-making among its administration, faculty, and students. Students and faculty have an important role in shaping institutional policy and practice, in particular through the Student Government Association and the various standing committees.

Institutional Policies

Library of official policies governing the College, organized by area are available on the Institutional Policies website.