Board of Trustees

Composition of the Board

The Board of Trustees of Mount Holyoke College comprises not more than 34 members and 12 standing committees

  •     Before MHC
  •     During MHC
  •     After MHC
  •     Audit/Risk Committee
  •     Conference Committee
  •     DEI Task Force
  •     Executive Committee
  •     Finance Committee
  •     Fundraising Strategy & Momentum
  •     Investment Committee
  •     Nominating & Governance Committee

Additional ad hoc or advisory committees are formed from time to time. Each trustee serves on at least three of these committees and contributes to the deliberations of same and the Board as a whole, in a substantive and informed manner.

The role of the Board of Trustees of Mount Holyoke College is to

  1.     Define, preserve and protect the mission of the College.
  2.     Guard and enhance its resources.
  3.     Appoint, support and assess the President.
  4.     Lead strategic direction-setting for the College in collaboration with the President.

Policy on Conflicts of Interest

Trustees and others with significant responsibilities for Mount Holyoke have a fiduciary duty of loyalty to the College. At all times they shall act in a manner consistent with this fiduciary obligation and shall exercise particular care that no detriment to the interests of the College (or appearance of such detriment) may result from a conflict between those interests and any personal interests which the individual trustee or other key individual may have. This duty manifests itself in the requirements to avoid conflicts of interest wherever possible and to deal openly and fairly with the College with respect to matters which are conflicts of interest. Each individual is also expected to avoid actions or situations that create the appearance of a conflict of interest.