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Committee Descriptions and Membership

This page details the current membership of the committees and several positions. There are also brief descriptions of the committees/positions but you should refer to the Constitution and By-laws, the College Handbook, or the Staff Handbook for full descriptions.

Committee meetings are generally held on a weekly basis, and are open to the community at large, unless otherwise specified. This page is maintained by the Selectboard. Please email selectboard@marlboro.edu if anything is incorrect or if you have questions.

Town Meeting Committees

Other Elected Positions

Faculty Committees

Administrative Committees

Appointed Positions

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Town Meeting Committees

Health and Wellness Committee

1. The Committee shall advise on health care policy and order of operations of the Total Health Center, initiate legislation as necessary, address health related student issues and develop educational programs, discussions and events to meet the needs of the current campus population.

2. The committee shall advise and work with the Total Health Center, including conducting periodic review of the Health Services and working to improve or revise these services as necessary. The Director of the Total Health Center shall appoint a representative to the committee to facilitate this communication.

3. The committee shall have four members, two elected at the start of the Fall semester and two elected at the start of the Spring semester for terms of one year. There shall always be at least two students on the committee.

This committee consists of 2 Community members, 2 Students. Currently, members include:

  • Megan Grove from February 2019 to December 2019.
  • Izzy Swarbrick from May 2019 to December 2019.
  • Emmanuel Miller from May 2019 to December 2019.
  • Skye Grimsted from September 2019 to May 2020.

Community Service Committee

Community Service Committee (CSC) is a project committee. Project Committees are budgeted from the Community Activities Fund. Project Committees are composed of three elected members: a Chair, a Assistant Chair, and a Clerk.

The CSC is charged with developing and maintaining community service opportunities for the Marlboro College community. The committee focuses its work in the surrounding communities, but is not limited to the immediate geographic area.

This committee consists of 3 community members. Currently, members include:

  • Joey Turrisi from February 2019 to December 2019.
  • Hannah Maurer from May 2019 to May 2020.
  • Cyane Thomas from September 2019 to May 2020.

Environmental Quality Committee

The Environment Quality Committee (EQC) is a project committee. (Project Committees are budgeted from the Community Activities Fund. Project Committees are composed of three elected members: a Chair, a Assistant Chair, and a Clerk.)

The EQC creates, enacts, and sustains programs that reduce campus resource consumption and improve campus environmental quality. This includes maintaining a bulletin board in the Dining Hall and organizing recycling and composting efforts.

This committee consists of 3 community members. Currently, members include:

  • Amber Hunt from September 2019 to May 2020.
  • Adam Franklin-Lyons from September 2019 to May 2020.

Farm Committee

The Farm Committee will consist of six Town Meeting Members, which includes preferably one student, faculty, and staff member. The Farm Committee will guide, plan, and organize the pursuit of small scale agriculture at Marlboro. They will be responsible for providing leadership and knowledge to the wider community, for coordinating both the physical farm work and the extensive long term planning necessary to create and maintain a sustainable farm. To these ends, the committee will appoint a Farm Manager and Apprentice Farm Manager at the beginning of each Spring semester to coincide with a new growing cycle.

This committee consists of 6 community members
. Currently, members include:

  • Dylan Muller from September 2019 to May 2020.
  • Todd Smith from September 2019 to May 2020.
  • David Eichelberger from May 2019 to May 2020.
  • Malaya Wright from September 2019 to May 2020.
  • Gwen Peavey Hunter from September 2019 to May 2020.
  • Emerson Gray Koetter from September 2019 to May 2020.

Public Art Committee

Public Art Committee is a project committee. (Project Committees are budgeted from the Community Activities Fund. Project Committees are composed of three elected members: a Chair, a Assistant Chair, and a Clerk.)

Public Art Committee is responsible for the development, advancement, and encouragement of Marlboro Community art in appropriate public spaces on the Marlboro campus.

This committee consists of 3 Community members. Currently, members include:

  • William Ransom from September 2019 to May 2020.
  • David Eichelberger from September 2019 to May 2020.
  • Veronica Sherman from May 2019 to May 2020.

Selectboard

The Selectboard is responsible for the leadership and general well being of the community. Specific responsibilities include:

  1. the proper exercise of the powers that have been formally delegated to the community government
  2. representation of the interests of the students to faculty, administrative personnel, and other bodies
  3. advising and counseling individuals as may seem appropriate
  4. maintenance of pleasant and hygienic conditions on campus
  5. enforcement of community by-laws.

This committee consists of 9 community members. Currently, members include:

  • Maggie Patari from September 2019 to May 2020.
  • Izzy Swarbrick from September 2019 to May 2020.
  • Rituparna Mitra from September 2019 to May 2020.
  • Stephanie Sopka from September 2019 to May 2020.
  • Seth Harter from September 2019 to May 2020.
  • Tanner Jones from September 2019 to May 2020.
  • Phoenix Bieneman from September 2019 to May 2020.
  • Charlie Hickman from September 2019 to May 2020.
  • Ariana Rodrigues-Juarbe from September 2019 to May 2020.

Town Meeting Scholarship Fund Committee

The committee is responsible for regularly publicizing and hearing applications to the Town Meeting Scholarship Fund. The Language: "The Committee on the Town Meeting Scholarship Fund (herein "the Committee") will manage the Town Meeting Scholarship Fund (TMSF). The Committee will consist of five members. Three members will serve one­year terms beginning after the final faculty meeting of the fall term. Two shall serve one­year terms beginning following the Final Faculty meeting of the spring semester. Committee members may not apply to the TMSF, but may apply to the Reserve Fund"

This committee consists of 5 Town Meeting members. Currently, members include:

  • Maggie Patari from September 2019 to May 2020.
  • Bronwen Tate from September 2019 to May 2020.
  • Elizabeth Johnson from September 2019 to May 2020.
  • Onur Agirseven from September 2019 to May 2020.

Spiritual Life Committee

This committee is responsible for helping to address and facilitate the spiritual and religious needs of students, faculty and staff by providing a Space on campus for the general practice of religious and spiritual activities. In addition, they shall be responsible for encouraging discussion about these ideas, as well as providing links to the greater religious and spiritual community in a manner demanded by the student body.

This committee consists of 2 Students, 2 Faculty, 2 Staff. Currently, members include:

  • Darien Young Man Afraid Of His Horses from September 2019 to May 2020.
  • Kat Cannon-MacMartin from September 2019 to May 2020.

Housing Committee

"The Housing Committee will consist of the Director of Housing and Residential Life, ex officio; A Resident Assistant, ex officio; four students; one staff or faculty member. The committee will assist the Director of Housing and Residential Life in housing policy and administration, to an extent decided by the Director and the committee, and perform duties as specified in article VIII: Rooming Policy." (By-Laws. XII.)
The Housing Committee manages housing policy and the special designations of dormitories. Its purpose is to assist the Director and their administration (Student Life Coordinators and Resident Assistants) with housing policy and the special designations of campus residences. Housing policy includes forming and implementing the housing contract and ensuring a successful housing selection process each spring. The committee also provides students, staff, and faculty with a channel for communicating their concerns and suggestions about housing operations.

This committee consists of Director of Housing and Residential Life, an RA, four students, and one faculty or staff. Currently, members include:

  • Sophie Gorjance from September 2019 to May 2020.
  • Phoenix Bieneman from September 2019 to May 2020.
  • Maya Faerstein-Weiss from May 2019 to May 2020.
  • Charlie Mahoney from September 2019 to May 2020.
  • Sam Arellano from September 2019 to May 2020.
  • Skye Grimsted from September 2019 to May 2020.
  • Nathaniel Van Osdol from September 2019 to May 2020.

Work Program Coordinators

The Work Program Coordinators maintain opportunities for volunteer work on campus, including organising Work Day each semester.

This committee consists of 2 community members. Currently, members include:

  • Joey Turrisi from February 2019 to December 2019.
  • Drew Daniels from September 2019 to May 2020.

WRC Advisory Board

The Marlboro College Women's Resource Center aims to recognize oppressive power structures and work against them through intentional dialogue. The WRC provides an accountable space in which individuals present strive not to reproduce oppressions. The WRC also provides a dedicated space for female socialized and/or identified students, staff and faculty of Marlboro College. The WRC aims to empower all community members to reconstruct a sense of community and equality, be an institutional advocate for women, trans people, and women's issues, and trans issues and be an educational leader on issues of gender, sexism and oppression. The WRC celebrates the exploration of people's differences and encourages all community members to engage in dialogue with the Center. The Women's Resource Center's advisory board will consist of six town meeting members, preferably two staff members, two students, and two faculty members. Members will be elected through Town Meeting and serve one year terms three starting in the fall and three starting in the spring. These town meeting members should serve as community educators and organizers on issues of gender, sexism, and oppression. They will also manage the WRC space.

This committee consists of 6 Community Members. Currently, members include:

  • Rituparna Mitra from February 2019 to December 2019.
  • Megan Grove from February 2019 to December 2019.
  • Malaya Wright from September 2019 to May 2020.
  • Phoenix Bieneman from September 2019 to May 2020.
  • Claire Murphy-Petri from September 2019 to May 2020.
  • Skye Grimsted from September 2019 to May 2020.

Events Committee

Events Committee is a project committee. (Project Committees are budgeted from the Community Activities Fund. Project Committees are composed of three elected members: a Chair, a Assistant Chair, and a Clerk.)

Events Committee is responsible for organizing and providing for cultural events such as lectures, readings, concerts, and performances open to the community without charge. It is also responsible for Apple Days in the Fall semester and Mayfest and the Senior Send-Off Party in the Spring semester.

General responsibilities include: choosing the time and place of, setting up, and cleaning up after events, advanced advertisement of events, and providing supplies for events (donations, volunteers, and Committee funds can help with this).

This committee consists of 3 Community members. Currently, members include:

  • Sully Segreto from September 2019 to May 2020.
  • Anastasia Stevens from September 2019 to May 2020.

Queer Resource Center

The Marlboro College Queer Resource Center will endeavor to provide a safe and inclusive space for queer identified individuals within the community. It will also provide educational resources to queer community members, and all community members who wish to learn more about queer culture and identity. The QRC will act as an advocate for those who are questioning, or find themselves in a state of conflict over their gender identity, sexual or romantic orientation. It will advise related policy made through Town Meeting, and have a role in ensuring safety and accessibility in the wider community for all those who identify as queer.

Two QRC Moderators will be elected at the beginning of each fall semester and serve a term of one year. The Moderators are responsible for setting regular meeting times, and calling ad hoc meetings as needed. The Moderators will hold the key to the QRC space.

Membership to the QRC will not be determined by election. Rather, all those who wish to be on the QRC shall notify the Moderators. This ensures privacy of queer-identified individuals who may not wish to be 'out,' but are in need of a secure and supportive space.

This committee consists of 2 students. Currently, members include:

  • Eli Douglas from February 2019 to December 2019.
  • Darien Young Man Afraid Of His Horses from September 2019 to May 2020.

Student Representative to the Trustees

The Trustee Representatives attend meetings of the Board of Trustees, and meetings of Trustee committees as appropriate, as non-voting representatives. They are responsible for reporting to the trustees on matters of student concern and for reporting to Town Meeting on trustee decisions and actions. There are three trustee meetings per academic year.

This committee consists of 2 students. Currently, members include:

  • Christopher Tripp from September 2019 to May 2020.

Living in Color

Living In Color (LIC) is a student-run minority resource group for people of color (POC). It is comprised of 2-3 main coordinators elected by town meeting annually, with at least one being elected is in January and at least one being elected in September, and LIC strongly encourages those leadership positions to be held by POC. However, organizational responsibilities will not be limited to LIC coordinators. All members of the Marlboro community will have many opportunities to contribute. The group will have a faculty advisor who will be appointed by the coordinators as needed. LIC has two main, independent goals:

1. Community education: Holding events/discussions at least once a month; Bringing noteworthy speakers to give talks on campus. Educational LIC events typically cover a range of themes including race, class, culture, LGBTQA issues and anything else pertaining to the identities of POC at Marlboro College.

2. Providing safe spaces for POC to share their experiences: Social events for POC may be held on or off campus Above all else, LIC strives to create spaces where people can dissect challenging topics in a mindful and respectful manner.

This committee consists of 2 to 3 students.. Currently, members include:

  • Karla Ramos from September 2019 to May 2020.
  • Pranit Chand from September 2019 to May 2020.
  • Cyane Thomas from September 2019 to May 2020.
  • Malaya Wright from September 2019 to May 2020.

Calendar Curator

B. The Calendar Curator shall maintain an orderly and functional Calendar by: 1. ensuring Calendar Event cards are stocked, available for use, and kept near the Calendar. 2. configuring day, week, and month markers, and date/Event cards at the beginning of each semester. 3. organizing the Calendar regularly and tidying the area around the Calendar. 4. advertising their presence and role. 5. supporting community members in scheduling Events. 6. providing the Town Crier weekly with a list of Events to be announced at mealtimes. 7. maintaining regular contact with the Events Committee, Committee on Lectures, Concerts, and Exhibits, Office of Residential Life, Selectboard, Academic Affairs, Outdoor Program, and any other Committee, Office, or Department which regularly holds Events. C. The Calendar Curator shall ensure that community members are using the Calendar properly by establishing and maintaining a general code of use: 1. Space on the Calendar may be used exclusively for Event cards and flyers. 2. Once an Event has been posted, only the Calendar Curator or host(s) of the Event may alter or remove the Event card. 3. Tampering with, defacing, or removing Event cards is prohibited. 4. If a Community Member fails to abide by these guidelines, they will be subject to a penalty of one (1) hour of community service. D. Elections for Calendar Curator will be held at the beginning of the Spring Semester; the term of the Calendar Curator shall be for one year.

This committee consists of 1 Community Member.

Food Committee

B. The Food Committee shall: The Food Committee will discuss campus food offerings with the dining service, maintain a system for soliciting feedback concerning dining service, and communicate feedback with the kitchen staff. The committee will also work with the Compost Coordinator, the Farm Committee, the Environmental Quality Committee, and the Real Food Challenge to advance their common interests.

This committee consists of The committee consists of five community members. A member of the dining service will be invited to be a member of the committee.. Currently, members include:

  • Clement Goodman from September 2019 to May 2020.
  • Allison Turner from September 2019 to May 2020.
  • Phoenix Bieneman from September 2019 to May 2020.
  • Catherine Canann from September 2019 to May 2020.


Other Elected Positions

Head Selectperson

The Head Selectperson has a special position of leadership and general responsibility for the well being of the Community as a whole. In addition to regular selectboard responsibilities, the Head Selectperson meets with the president, faculty, staff, and students on a regular basis, and is responsible for the organization of Town Meeting and chairing selectboard meetings.

This committee consists of 1 community member. Currently, members include:

  • Charlie Hickman from September 2019 to May 2020.

Literary Magazine Editor

At least once a year, the Literary Magazine will publish works of literature and art by members of the Marlboro College community. The editor's job will involve scheduling, organizing, and overseeing the entire project. The editor will appoint the two other editors for business and layout.

This committee consists of 1 community member. Currently, members include:

  • Jenny Stofer from September 2019 to May 2020.

Selectboard Clerk

The Selectboard Clerk is responsible for taking minutes for Town Meeting and Selectboard Meetings. The Clerk shall also maintain online content related to Town Meeting and Selectboard, as well as update the Community Constitution and Bylaws when new/revised language is passed through Town Meeting. The Selectboard Clerk is a full member of Selectboard.

This committee consists of 1 community member. . Currently, members include:

  • Phoenix Bieneman from September 2019 to May 2020.

Selectboard Treasurer

The Selectboard Treasurer oversees the Town Meeting budget and Selectboard funds. The Treasurer will cooperate with the Financial Officers of the college in the maintenance of these accounts. The Treasurer is responsible for drafting the Town Meeting Budget and informing the community of the state of the Town Meeting Budget at the end of each semester. The Treasurer is a full member of Selectboard.

This committee consists of 1 community member.. Currently, members include:

  • Tanner Jones from September 2019 to May 2020.

Editor of the Citizen

Responsible for editing and distributing The Citizen. The Citizen is a vehicle for the communication of news, opinions, letters, reviews, and related information among members of the College Community. Its pages and production process are open to any member of the College Community who wishes to participate within the bounds of practicality and at the Editor's judgment. The Editor of the Citizen is responsible for organizing and supervising staff for the Citizen, and overseeing production of issues of the Citizen. This is a paid position.

This committee consists of 1 community member. Currently, members include:

  • Cedar Van Tassel from September 2019 to May 2020.
  • Lucy Johnston from September 2019 to May 2020.

Court Clerk

The clerk's responsibility is to keep a written record of both the open and closed hearings of the Court and to distribute this record to the appropriate parties. The clerk is not a voting member of the Court.

This committee consists of 1 community member.

Town Crier

The Town Crier shall announce lectures, concerts and other performances or events that concern the Marlboro Community. They are responsible for providing the Community with (1) a set schedule of when and where announcements will take place, and (2) a substitute Crier is unavailable or off campus at one of the scheduled announcement times. The Town Crier may add to their duties as they see fit.

This committee consists of 1 community member.. Currently, members include:

  • Adeel Sultan from September 2019 to May 2020.

Town Meeting Moderator

The Town Meeting Moderator moderates Town Meeting. Town Meeting shall be conducted by Robert's Rules of Order, as interpreted by the moderator. The moderator may appoint a parliamentarian to advise on questions of process during the meeting.
At the first Town Meeting the moderator will explain, quickly and concisely, the order and rules relating to how Town Meeting is run. The steps on how a vote is taken, how to ask questions, and how to state opinions for or against a proposal or amendment will be clarified during the first fall town meeting.

This committee consists of 1 Community Member . Currently, members include:

  • Emmanuel Miller from September 2019 to May 2020.

Student Representative to the Reimagining Governance Task Force

One student (in addition to the Head Selectperson) will be elected in the fall of 2019 to this task force devoted to taking a look at Marlboro's governance structures.

This committee consists of One student.

Student Representative to the Reimagining Governance Task Force

One student (in addition to the Head Selectperson) will be elected in the fall of 2019 to this task force devoted to taking a look at Marlboro's governance structures.

This committee consists of One student.

Student Representative to the Reimagining Governance Task Force

A student to join the Head Selectperson on a task force to examine the role of community governance in the Marlboro community.

This committee consists of One student.. Currently, members include:

  • Phoenix Bieneman from September 2019 to May 2020.


Faculty Committees

Academic Integrity Committee

The Committee on Academic Integrity consists of the Dean of the Faculty, the Director of Academic Advising, two students elected by Town Meeting, and two members of the Faculty appointed annually by the Dean of the Faculty. The Committee considers regulations of academic policy and issues of academic integrity and makes recommendations to the Faculty either directly or through another committee. In particular, the Committee, together with affected faculty, investigates suspected plagiarism, making a determination as to scale and intent to deceive, with recommendations to the Faculty for action.

This committee consists of 2 Students, 3 Faculty, Dean of Faculty (ex officio), Director of Advising (ex officio)
Catherine O'Callaghan (Director of Advising), Richard Glejzer (Dean of Faculty). Currently, members include:

  • Jenny Stofer from September 2019 to May 2020.
  • Kat Cannon-MacMartin from May 2019 to May 2020.
  • Jim Mahoney from September 2019 to May 2020.
  • Amy Beecher from September 2019 to May 2020.
  • Brenda Foley from September 2019 to May 2020.

Admissions Committee

The committee is responsible for admissions decisions for all new applicants to the college; for assisting and advising the Director of Admissions in administering the Admissions program; and for proposing any changes in admissions procedures or standards to the full faculty. Responsibilities include reviewing files of applicants for admission to the college and attending a weekly meeting to discuss these files. Nominated parties must post letters of intent on the Town Meeting board.

This committee consists of 3 students, 3 faculty, and the Dean of Admissions
Fumio Sugihara, Dean of Admissions (Chair, ex officio). Currently, members include:

  • Amer Latif from September 2019 to May 2020.
  • William Ransom from September 2019 to May 2020.
  • Kailey Mattus from September 2019 to May 2020.
  • Adara Miter from September 2019 to May 2020.

Committee on Faculty

The committee's primary functions are to conduct searches for new faculty, to conduct regular and special reviews of members of the faculty, and to make recommendations to the President concerning appointments to the faculty. From time to time, it may also review and porpose to the faculty changes to the procedures governing its actions or pertaining to the professional rights and responsibilities of faculty members.

This committee consists of 2 students, 3 faculty, Dean of Faculty
Richard Glejzer (Dean of Faculty, committee chair). Currently, members include:

  • Kathryn Ratcliff from May 2018 to May 2020.
  • Seth Harter from May 2018 to May 2020.
  • Nikita Isakov from September 2019 to May 2020.

Committee on Finances

The committee consists of two or three members of the faculty, with one elected each year for a three-year term. It consults with the President and the Board of Trustees on the finances of the College, with an emphasis on matters relating to faculty salaries and benefits; it determines faculty opinion concerning College finances, represents those opinions wherever it may be appropriate, and reports back to the faculty on the results of such efforts; and it may propose action to the faculty in appropriate areas.

This committee consists of 2 faculty, 2 students
Adam Franklin-Lyons (faculty, committee chair 10/17 - 05/20). Currently, members include:

  • Adam Franklin-Lyons from June 2017 to May 2020.
  • Ian McManus from September 2019 to May 2020.
  • Rosemarie Blair from September 2019 to December 2019.
  • Laura Champagne from September 2019 to July 2020.
  • Azat Jumadurdyyev from September 2019 to May 2020.
  • Skye Grimsted from September 2019 to May 2020.

Committee on Lectures, Concerts, and Exhibits

The Committee is responsible for organizing public lectures, concerts and exhibits, for administering the funds in support of such activities, included but not limited to special gifts and endowments; and for coordinating with the Lyceum Committee of Town Meeting. It may apply for grants in support of its activities to supplement the College budget.

This committee consists of 4 faculty, 2 students, the Director of Development, the Director of Housing & Residential Life of Academic Affairs, and the Public Relations Coordinator. Currently, members include:

  • Hannah Maurer from May 2019 to May 2020.
  • Rosario de Swanson from September 2019 to May 2020.
  • William Ransom from September 2019 to May 2020.
  • Matan Rubinstein from September 2019 to May 2020.
  • Skye Grimsted from September 2019 to May 2020.

Committee on Prizes and Scholarships

The committee consists of four members of the faculty, one from each area of the curriculum. It is responsible for gathering and coordinating information on eligibility for academic scholarships, for making recommendations to the faculty for the award of such scholarships, and for gathering the information on the award of prizes in specific areas from the faculty who decide them.

This committee consists of 4 faculty
Chair: Matan Rubenstein (faculty). Currently, members include:

  • Matan Rubinstein from September 2019 to May 2020.
  • Jennifer Ramstetter from September 2019 to May 2020.
  • Thomas Toleno from September 2019 to May 2020.
  • Brad Heck from September 2019 to May 2020.

Committee for Global Engagement

The Committee for Global Engagement considers a broad range of policies governing international and intercultural study opportunities and initiatives that foster global perspectives across the curriculum. The committee works to ensure community-wide discussion on international programs, serves as an advocate for internationalization of the curriculum, and provides guidance on international academic programs. Policy or program changes are brought to the Curriculum Committee for advice and to the faculty for formal approval. The committee works with the international administrative staff on implementation of policy.

This committee consists of 2 students (1 WSP, 1 non-WSP), 4 faculty, Director of World Studies, Director of Global Learning and International Services.
Jaime Tanner (Chair, ex officio)
Maggie Patari (Director of Global Learning and International Services) . Currently, members include:

  • Seth Harter from September 2019 to May 2020.
  • Cyane Thomas from September 2019 to May 2020.
  • Hunter Corbett-Toro from September 2019 to May 2020.
  • Maggie Patari from September 2019 to May 2023.
  • Nelli Sargsyan from September 2019 to May 2020.
  • Jaime Tanner from September 2019 to May 2020.
  • Rosario de Swanson from September 2019 to May 2020.

Curriculum Committee

The committee considers a broad range of questions pertaining to the curriculum: proposed changes in course offerings; the need or advisability of adding new positions to the faculty or of allocating positions differently; the definition and descriptions of open regular positions; changes in academic regulations; curricular issues referred to it from the whole faculty or raised by faculty or students or the Registrar; and so on.

This committee consists of 3 students, 4 faculty, Dean of Faculty
Richard Glejzer (Dean of Faculty)
Catherine O'Callaghan (Assistant Dean of Academic Advising and Support). Currently, members include:

  • Kristin Horrigan from May 2018 to May 2020.
  • Nelli Sargsyan from May 2018 to May 2020.
  • Matthew Ollis from May 2019 to May 2021.
  • Bronwen Tate from May 2019 to May 2021.
  • Kailey Mattus from September 2019 to May 2020.
  • Sarah Cyr from September 2019 to May 2020.

Dean's Advisory Committee

The committee advises the Dean of Students on student business and on the application of College and Town Meeting regulations; it may propose changes in regulations to the faculty, to Town Meeting, and to the Administration.

This committee consists of 3 students, 3 faculty, Dean of Students
Patrick Connelly (Dean of Students, committee chair). Currently, members include:

  • Nick Creel from September 2019 to May 2020.
  • Phoenix Bieneman from September 2019 to May 2020.
  • David Eichelberger from September 2019 to May 2020.
  • Jennifer Girouard from September 2019 to May 2020.
  • Ian McManus from September 2019 to May 2020.

English Committee

Its primary functions are to read and evaluate the writing of students who have not yet passed the Clear Writing Requirement; to recommend action to the faculty or the Dean of Faculty concerning those students; and occasionally to consider changes to the regulations covering the Clear Writing Requirement.

This committee consists of Writing faculty + 4 faculty
Bronwen Tate (Writing faculty, Chair)
Rituparna Mitra (Writing faculty)
Gloria Biamonte (Writing faculty). Currently, members include:

  • David Eichelberger from September 2019 to May 2020.
  • Adam Franklin-Lyons from September 2019 to May 2020.
  • Kathryn Ratcliff from September 2019 to May 2020.

Institutional Review Board (IRB)

The IRB (also known as the Research Review Board) reviews all faculty, staff and student research involving human and non-human animal subjects. For research projects involving animal subjects the Dean of Faculty appoints an additional member (a veterinarian) from outside the College community. The IRB is also responsible for holding annual workshops on research and updating College materials on research policies and procedures. See: https://nook.marlboro.edu/public/academics/irb

This committee consists of Assistant Dean for Academic Records and Institutional Research and four faculty members (one from each area)
Rebecca Catarelli (Assistant Dean of Academic Records and Institutional Research)
Chair: Felicity Ratté (faculty) . Currently, members include:

  • Jim Mahoney from September 2019 to May 2020.
  • Thomas Toleno from September 2019 to May 2020.

Trustee Delegates

They attend meetings of the Board of Trustees, and of Trustee committees as appropriate, as non-voting representatives of the faculty. They are responsible for reporting to the trustees on matters of faculty concern and for reporting to the faculty on trustee discussions and actions.

This committee consists of 2 faculty members elected to staggered two-year terms.. Currently, members include:

  • Amy Beecher from June 2018 to May 2020.
  • Jaime Tanner from September 2019 to May 2021.

Committee on the First Two Years

The committee is charged with improving and exploring issues related to the freshman and sophomore experience at Marlboro. Specific concerns include academic advising, peer advising, the Dedicated Hour, and transition to Plan.

This committee consists of Assistant Dean of Academic Advising and Support, Dean of Students, Director of Academic Support Services, 3 students, 3 faculty. Representatives from Admissions, Academic Support, Residential Life and the Registrar will be invited to participate.
Catherine O'Callahan (Assistant Dean of Academic Advising and Support, Chair)
Patrick Connelly (Dean of Students)
Jeremy Holch (Director of Academic Support Services). Currently, members include:

  • David Eichelberger from September 2019 to May 2020.
  • Jennifer Girouard from September 2019 to May 2020.
  • Ian McManus from September 2019 to May 2020.
  • Fumio Sugihara from September 2019 to May 2020.
  • Kate Trzaskos from September 2019 to May 2020.
  • Kailey Mattus from September 2019 to May 2020.

Library Committee

Its purpose is to assist the library administration with forming and implementing policies regarding the use and development of the library. It also provides the students and faculty with a channel for communicating their concerns and suggestions about library operations.

This committee consists of Librarian, 2 faculty, 2 students.
Beth Ruane (Librarian, committee chair). Currently, members include:

  • Elizabeth Johnson from September 2019 to May 2020.

Language Committee

The committee will consult regularly with other faculty and staff who teach and/or support the teaching of languages at Marlboro such as the Classics and Arabic Fellows. The Language Committee's chief responsibility is to manage, encourage and communicate the language study offerings, opportunities, and initiatives of the College. This includes especially the coordination of student requests for, and available College support for, Less Commonly Taught Languages. The Language Committee awards Marlboro College Summer Language Study Grants.

This committee consists of The Language Committee consists of two of the faculty members teaching language, (with each faculty member serving a two-year term every three years), one faculty representative of the Committee for Global Engagement, two students elected by Town Meeting, and a staff member representing I.T.
2016/17/18: Included as part of Global Engagement Committee.


Administrative Committees

Environmental Advisory Committee

The committee shall: advise the president regarding college environmental sustainability; recommend policies and procedures to implement the Environmental Mission Statement; collaborate closely with EQC and, in cooperation with the EQC, promote sustainability awareness throughout the college community; and conduct regular assessments of college progress toward sustainability.

This committee consists of 3 faculty, 3 staff, and 3 students, to include at least two members of the Environmental Quality Committee and one staff representative of Plant Operations. There shall be two additional members, the Student Life Coordinator for Community Engagement and a Graduate Center representative.
. Currently, members include:

  • Leni Charbonneau from February 2019 to December 2019.
  • Stacey Skwirut from February 2019 to December 2019.
  • Jennifer Ramstetter from September 2019 to May 2020.
  • Matthew Ollis from September 2019 to May 2020.
  • Dylan Muller from September 2019 to May 2020.

The Panel on Sexual Misconduct, Dating Violence, Domestic Violence and Stalking

The Panel on Sexual Misconduct, Dating Violence, Domestic Violence and Stalking (“Panel”) shall be composed of two faculty, two staff members, two students for the undergraduate campus, and one representative from the Graduate School. The Panel considers investigation reports and evidence collected in investigations, and deliberates and makes decisions on whether or not this Policy has been violated and recommendations about sanctions, as described in the Title IX Policy.

This committee consists of Two Students, Two Faculty, Two Staff . Currently, members include:

  • Todd Smith from September 2018 to May 2020.
  • Ian McManus from September 2018 to May 2020.
  • Michael Riley from September 2018 to May 2020.
  • Stephanie Sopka from September 2018 to May 2020.
  • Kristin Hmieleski from September 2019 to May 2020.
  • Hillary Twining from September 2019 to May 2020.
  • Izzy Swarbrick from September 2019 to May 2020.

Standing Buildings Committee

The SBC is responsible for coordinating the multi-million dollar campus building plan. The committee looks at renovation and construction of buildings, and grounds and road design. Duties include integrating user group programs, architect selection, the permitting process, and gathering community input.

This committee consists of 2 students for indefinite terms, select faculty and staff
Chair: Todd Smith. Currently, members include:

  • Charles Mainwaring from September 2019 to May 2020.
  • Nick Tessier from September 2019 to May 2020.

Title IX Coordinator's Committee

The Title IX Coordinator's Committee will work with the Title IX Coordinator to identify and assess concerns or complaints about the College’s procedures and practices related to misconduct prohibited by the Policy stated above. This role will be particularly important in areas where a particular Title IX Coordinator’s other responsibilities with the College may require them to interact with individuals or processes through those other responsibilities, and/or to implement aspects of the College’s response through such responsibilities.

This committee consists of 2 students, 2 faculty, 2 staff
. Currently, members include:

  • Rituparna Mitra from September 2019 to May 2020.
  • Brad Heck from September 2019 to May 2020.
  • Kara Hamilton from September 2019 to May 2020.
  • Sage Kampitsis from September 2019 to December 2019.
  • Izzy Swarbrick from September 2019 to May 2020.


Appointed Positions

Dining Hall Crew Chief

The Crew Chief is responsible for ensuring that the dining hall is a healthy and welcoming place in which to eat. The Chief is supervised by the Selectboard and paid $2000 per semester. One Chief must be on duty after every scheduled meal in the dining hall. The Chief must solicit participation from community members in writing at least one week before they are expected to serve.

This committee consists of generally 1-3 students. Currently, members include:

  • Adeel Sultan from September 2019 to May 2020.

Public Adocate | Associate Advocate

To protect the integrity of the Community, two Advocates from the Town Meeting are appointed by the Board of Selectpersons to undertake all cases presented to them by other members of the Community. They are responsible for the correct writing of charges, in accordance with the Handbook, for proper investigation (i.e., gathering sufficient evidence); for making an effort to settle cases out of Court; and for determining whether the accused has been advised of his or her rights by the Dean of Students. Each Advocate is appointed as Associate Advocate to a one-year term. Appointments are made prior to the start of each semester, and only one Associate Advocate is appointed at a time. On a vacancy in the office of Public Advocate, the Associate Advocate shall assume this role and a new Associate shall be appointed.

This committee consists of 2 students. Currently, members include:

  • Grace Hamilton from September 2019 to May 2020.

Sound System Curator

The sound system curators are responsible for maintaining the sound equipment, making recommendations to the Selectboard for the purchase of new equipment, and regulating the use of equipment at their discretion.

This committee consists of 2 community members.


Commission In Its Own Category

Fire and Safety Commission

The Commission responsibilities include: promulgating and enforcing the Town Meeting regulations regarding fire, motor vehicles, firearms and pets; seeing that adequate fire prevention measures are taken by the Community; bringing violations of fire and safety regulations to Community Court for prosecution; and reviewing and recommending new or amended fire and safety regulations to Town Meeting.

This committee consists of Fire Chief (appointed by the Selectboard with the consent of the Director of Plant and Operations), 2 Deputy Fire Chiefs (appointed by the other members of the Commission), Dean of Students or delegate, Director of Plant and Operations, the College's Master Electrician.
The Commission and Selectboard may also appoint additional people to help with ticketing. Currently: Matt Ollis.
Patrick Connelly (Dean of Students)
Dan Cotter (Director of Plant and Operations)
kp (Master Electrician)
Fire Chief: Sam Harrison
Deputies: . Currently, members include:

  • Dan Cotter from September 2016 to May 2026.
  • Kathleen Peterson from September 2016 to May 2026.

Community Court

The Court shall consist of seven (7) justices: three (3) students, two (2) staff members, and two (2) faculty. Students interested in serving on the Court will submit letters of intent to the Selectboard. Selectboard will then appoint three students at the end of the spring semester for the following academic year. Faculty are appointed for the academic year by the Dean of Faculty. Staff members are appointed for the academic year by the Dean of Students. Staff members who already participate in the Community Conduct process, including the appeals process, or who have campus psychological or health responsibilities shall be ineligible to serve on the Court. At the end of the Spring semester, Town Meeting shall also elect a Court Clerk for a term of one year.

This committee consists of 3 students 2 staff 2 faculty.