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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 Advisory Committee

The Health and Wellness Advisory 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.) Members of this committee work together to advise on policy, initiate legislation as necessary, address health related student issues and develop educational programs/discussions to meet the needs of the current campus population. The committee will conduct periodic reviews of the Health Services and work to improve/revise these services as necessary.

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

  • Emily O'Pray from September 2016 to May 2017.
  • Robyn Manning-Samuels from September 2016 to May 2017.
  • Celena Romo from September 2016 to May 2017.

Community Court

Community Court is responsible for enforcing the bylaws and rules established under the allocation of powers to Town Meeting in Section I. Any member of the community may bring charges of violations of the bylaws before Community Court for a Hearing. This Court may then impose appropriate penalties. A. The Court shall consist of nine (9) members: five (5) students, three (3) faculty members and one (1) staff member. A quorum shall consist of any three (3) or more student members and two (2) or more faculty members and staff members. At least six (6) student nominees, at least six (6) faculty nominees and at least two (2) staff nominees shall be placed before the last Town Meeting of the spring, from which group the Town Meeting shall elect three (3) faculty justices, five (5) student justices and one (1) staff justice for the coming academic year. Staff members who already participate in the court process, appeals process or who have campus disciplinary, psychological, or health responsibilities shall be ineligible to serve on the Court. At the same time, Town Meeting shall also elect a Court Clerk for a term of one year. Training will take place each year for the members of the Court, including review of the function of the Court and of their duties by others who have served and by outside resources representing judicial and/or restorative justice processes. Decisions are ordinarily arrived at by consensus, but if consensus is not reached, the decision is by a majority of those justices present.

Members of the Community Court are responsible for hearing those appeals of community members which fall under the following jurisdiction:

  • Violation of the rules promulgated by the Town Meeting
  • Theft or destruction of the property of the College or others
  • Conduct prejudicial to the best interests of the College
  • Violation of library rules
  • Contempt of court
  • Interpretation of town meeting rules
  • Determination of constitutionality of Town Meeting Laws and By-Laws.

This committee consists of 5 students, 3 faculty, 1 staff. Currently, members include:

  • John McGill from August 2016 to May 2017.
  • Sophie Ackerman from August 2016 to May 2017.
  • Adam Wood from August 2016 to May 2017.
  • Caitlin Mazzarella from August 2016 to May 2017.
  • Olivia Palermo from August 2016 to May 2017.
  • John Sheehy from September 2016 to May 2017.
  • Meg Mott from September 2016 to May 2017.
  • Rebecca Catarelli from September 2016 to May 2017.

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:

  • Cyane Thomas from September 2016 to May 2017.
  • Epiphany Thomas from September 2016 to May 2017.
  • Lysha Smith from September 2016 to May 2017.

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:

  • Tanner Jones from September 2016 to May 2017.
  • Benjamin Newcomb from November 2016 to May 2017.

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 8 community members. Currently, members include:

  • Todd Smith from September 2016 to May 2017.
  • Lucy Hammond from September 2016 to May 2017.
  • Janelle Kesner from September 2016 to May 2017.
  • Charlotte Nicholson from September 2016 to May 2017.
  • Kristen Thompson from September 2016 to May 2017.
  • Wynne Nuhfer from September 2016 to May 2017.
  • Luis Rosa from September 2016 to May 2017.
  • Emily Motter from September 2016 to May 2017.

Food Committee

Food 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.) Food Committee will review food services, act on complaints, advise on policy and initiate legislation if necessary. All student members of the Food Committee must subscribe to the College Food Service.

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

  • Hope Chatterton Bentley from September 2016 to May 2017.
  • Emily Motter from November 2016 to May 2017.
  • Nathaniel Van Osdol from November 2016 to May 2017.

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:

  • Nicktae Marroquin-Haslett from September 2016 to May 2017.
  • Alta Millar from September 2016 to May 2017.
  • Eric Wefald from September 2016 to May 2017.

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:

  • Connor Linden from September 2016 to May 2017.
  • Jon Hill from September 2016 to May 2017.
  • Dorothy Cosentino from September 2016 to May 2017.
  • Hannah McGowan from September 2016 to May 2017.
  • Catherine O''Callaghan from September 2016 to May 2017.
  • Matthew Ollis from September 2016 to May 2017.
  • Solomon Botwick-Ries from January 2016 to December 2016.
  • Helen Pinch from September 2016 to May 2017.
  • Yoni Bork from September 2016 to May 2017.

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:

  • Kathy Waters from September 2016 to May 2017.
  • Lynn Lundsted from September 2016 to May 2017.
  • Maggie Strassman from September 2016 to May 2017.
  • Ian Bates from September 2016 to May 2017.
  • Sophie Ackerman from September 2016 to May 2017.

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:

  • Luis Rosa from September 2016 to May 2017.
  • Janelle Kesner from September 2016 to May 2017.
  • Blake Stanyon from September 2016 to May 2017.
  • Drew Daniels from September 2016 to May 2017.
  • Nicole Disharoon from September 2016 to May 2017.
  • Moon Livingston from September 2016 to May 2017.

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:

  • Sarah Sidney from November 2016 to May 2017.
  • Erin Huang-Schaffer from September 2016 to May 2017.
  • Matthew Barone from September 2016 to May 2017.

Work Program Coordinators

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

  • Benjamin Rejali from September 2016 to May 2017.
  • Daniel Medeiros from September 2016 to May 2017.

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:

  • Caitlin Mazzarella from September 2016 to May 2017.
  • Izzy Yandell from September 2016 to May 2017.
  • Robyn Manning-Samuels from September 2016 to May 2017.

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 also organizes for Applefest in the fall semester and Mayfest in the spring semester.

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

  • Bella Ortiz-Wren from September 2016 to May 2017.
  • Connor Linden from September 2016 to May 2017.
  • Asa Shadis from September 2016 to May 2017.

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.

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

  • Jennifer Hunt from September 2016 to May 2017.
  • Nick Creel from September 2016 to May 2017.

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 Two Students. Currently, members include:

  • Benjamin Rejali from September 2016 to May 2017.
  • Helen Pinch from September 2016 to December 2016.

Living in Color

A minority resource group.

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

  • Isabella Ortiz-Wren from September 2016 to May 2017.
  • Saron Zewdie from September 2016 to May 2017.
  • Moon Livingston from September 2016 to May 2017.


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:

  • Solomon Botwick-Ries from December 2015 to December 2016.
  • Helen Pinch from January 2017 to December 2017.

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.

Selectboard Clerk

Responsible for taking the minutes of Selectboard and Town meeting.

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

  • Helen Pinch from August 2016 to May 2017.

Selectboard Treasurer

Overseer of the Town Meeting budget and Selectboard funds.

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

  • Yoni Bork from September 2016 to May 2017.

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:

  • Griff Jurchak from August 2016 to May 2017.

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. Currently, members include:

  • Sarah Menezes from September 2016 to May 2017.

Town Crier

Responsible for making announcements during meals. The Town Crier shall announce lectures, concerts and other performances or events that concern the Marlboro community.

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

  • Griff Jurchak from September 2016 to May 2017.

Town Meeting Moderator

The Town Meeting Moderator moderates Town Meeting.

This committee consists of 1 Community Member.
Ryan Newell (Fall 2016).


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.
Meeting time (Fall 2016): as required.

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), Hope Chatterton Bentley (student, 05/16 - 05/17), Alexander Lawsure (student, 05/16 - 05/17), T. Wilson (faculty, 09/16 - 08/17, committee chair), Stan Charkey (faculty, 09/16-08/17). .

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.
Meeting time (Fall 2016): ??

This committee consists of 3 students, 3 faculty, 3 Admissions staff, Director of Admissions (ex officio)
Brigid Lawler (Director of Admissions), Zoe DeHart (student, 08/16 - 05/17), Adam Wood (student, 08/16 - 05/17), Karissa Wolivar (student, 08/16 - 05/17), Meg Mott (faculty, 08/16-07/17), Nelli Sargsyan (faculty, 08/16-07/17)..

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.
Meeting time (Fall 2016): Tuesdays 8.30-10am, Richard's office.

This committee consists of 2 students, 3 faculty, Dean of Faculty
Richard Glejzer (Dean of Faculty, committee chair), Jenny Ramstetter (faculty, 09/16 - 05/17), Todd Smith (faculty, 09/17 - 05/18), Kate Ratcliff (faculty, 09/17 - 05/18), Ryan Stampfli (student, 09/16-05/17), Numen Rubino (student, 09/16-05/17)..

Committee on Finances

The committee consists of 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.
Meeting time (Fall 2016): Friday 8.30-9.30am, Sci217 (not every week).

This committee consists of 3 faculty, 2 students
Matt Ollis (faculty, 08/14 - 05/17, committee chair), Sara Salimbeni (faculty, 08/15 - 05/18), Grant Li (faculty, 08/16 - 05/16; Adam Franklin-Lyons covering for Fall 2016)..

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.
Meeting time (Fall 2016): ??

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.
Rosario de Swanson (faculty, 08/16-05/17, committee chair), Matan Rubinstein (faculty, 08/16-05-17), T. Wilson (faculty, 08/16-05/17), Matthew Barone (Director of Development and PR Coordinator). .

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
Jim Mahoney (faculty, 08/16-05/17, committee chair), Ella Grunberger-Kirsh (faculty, 08/16-05/17), Matan Rubinstein (faculty, 08/16-05/17), Tom Toleno (faculty, 01/17-05/17)..

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 International Services.
Seth Harter (Director of World Studies, committee chair), Maggie Strassman (Director of International Services), Karissa Wolivar (WSP student, 09/16-05/17), Asa Shadis (non-WSP student, 09/16-05/17), Grant Li (faculty 09/16-05/17), Sara Salimbeni (faculty 09/16-05/17), Nelli Sargsyan (faculty 09/16-05/17), Tim Segar (faculty 09/16-05/17)..

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.
Meeting time (Fall 2016): Wednesday 8-9.30am, Staples Room.

This committee consists of 3 students, 4 faculty, Dean of Faculty
Richard Glejzer (Dean of Faculty), Sophia Naylor (student, 09/16-05/17), Chris Tripp (student, 10/16-05/17), Saron Zewdie (09/16-05/17), Adam Franklin-Lyons (faculty, 09/16-05/18), Kristen Horrigan (faculty, 09/16-05/18), Jim Mahoney (faculty, 09/16-05/17), Amer Latif (faculty, 09/15-05/17)..

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
Luis Rosa (Dean of Students, committee chair), Roman Collins (student, 09/16-05/17), Mary Candito (student, 09/16-05/17), Roberto Lugo (faculty, 08/16-05/17), Beth Ruane (faculty, 08/16-05/17), Kristen Horrigan (faculty, 08/16-05/17)..

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
John Sheehy (writing faculty, committee chair), Gloria Biamonte (writing faculty), Jean O'Hara (faculty, 08/16-05/17), Adam Franklin-Lyons (faculty, 08/16-05/17), Jenny Ramstetter (faculty, 08/16-05/17)..

Institutional Review Board

The IRB 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.
Meeting time (Fall 2016): as needed.

This committee consists of Assistant Dean for Academic Records and Institutional Research, 4 faculty members (one from each area)
Rebecca Caterelli (Assistant Dean for Academic Records and Institutional Research), Todd Smith (faculty, 08/16-05/17), committee chair), Stan Charkey (faculty, 08/16-05/17), Adam Franklin-Lyons (faculty, 08/16-05/17), Grant Li (faculty, 08/16-05/17)..

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.
Amer Latif (faculty, 08/15-05/17), Roberto Lugo (08/16-05/18)..

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.
Meeting time (Fall 2016): ??

This committee consists of Assistant Dean of Academic Advising, Dean of Students, Director of Academic Support Services, 2 students, 2 faculty.
Catherine O'Callaghan (Assistant Dean of Academic Advising, committee chair), Luis Rosa (Dean of Students), Jeremy Holch (Director of Academic Support Services), Janelle Kesner (student, 08/16-05/17), John Sheehy (faculty, 08/16-05/17), Jean O'Hara (faculty, 08/16-05/17), Kariah Scott (student 11/16-05/17)..

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), Matt Ollis (faculty, 08/16-05/17), Geraldine Pittman de Batlle (faculty, 08/16-05/17), Blake Stanyon (student, 09/16-05/17), Sarah Menezes (student, 09/16-05/17), Marceline Mitchell (student, 09/16-05/17) [Election tie, so all three winners are serving.].

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: 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.
Meeting time (Fall 2016): ??

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.
Todd Smith (faculty, 08/16-05/17, committee chair), Jenny Ramstetter (faculty, 08/16-05/17), William Edelglass (faculty, 08/16-05/17), Ben Rybisky (student, 08/16-05/17), Daniel Medeiros (student, 08/16-05/17), Kristen Thompson (student, 08/16-05/17)..

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, and two students for the undergraduate campus. For the graduate campus, the panel shall be composed of two staff, and two degree chairs as appointed by the President. In cases handled through the formal complaint process described below, 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 below.

This committee consists of Two Students, Two Faculty, Two Staff
Sara Salimbeni (faculty, 08/16-05/17), Seth Harter (faculty, 08/16-05/17), Fiona Craig (student 08/16-05/17), Haley Smith (student, 08/16-05/17),.

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
William Edelglass (faculty, 08/16-05/17, committee chair), Tim Segar (faculty, 08/16-05/17)..

Title IX Compliance Committee

The Title IX Compliance 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 her or him 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
Jon Hill (staff, 08/16-05/17), Jayne Rivers (staff, 11/16-05/17), Beth Ruane (faculty 08/16-05/17), Meg Mott (faculty, 08/16-05/17), Zoe DeHart (student 10/16-05/17), (Grace Brubaker student 11/16-05/17)..


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:

  • Izzy Yandell from October 2016 to May 2017.

Public Advocate/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.

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.

Happy Valley Lounge Stewards

Maintaint the Happy Valley Lounge, including organising cleanings of the Lounge if it's not in a reasonable state of cleanliness and repair and reporting maintenance issues to the Selectboard.

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

  • Ian Bates from October 2016 to December 2016.
  • Hannah McGowan from October 2016 to December 2016.


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 Selectpersons 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.
Fire Chief: Charlotte Nicholson, Deputies: Laurie Wharton.. Currently, members include:

  • Dan Cotter from September 2016 to May 2026.
  • Kathleen Peterson from September 2016 to May 2026.
  • Luis Rosa from September 2016 to May 2026.
  • Alison Trimmer from September 2016 to May 2026.
  • Charlotte Nicholson from November 2016 to May 2017.
  • Laura Wharton from November 2016 to May 2017.