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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

Commission In Its Own Category


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 4 Community members. Currently, members include:

  • Emily O''Pray from June 2017 to May 2018.
  • Drew Daniels from June 2017 to May 2018.
  • Leni Charbonneau from September 2017 to May 2018.
  • Maya Faerstein-Weiss from September 2017 to May 2018.

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.
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:

  • Caitlin Mazzarella from June 2017 to May 2018.
  • Drew Daniels from June 2017 to May 2018.
  • Fiona Craig from June 2017 to May 2018.
  • Adam Weinberg from June 2017 to May 2018.
  • Willa Decker-Lee from September 2017 to May 2018.
  • Matt Ollis from June 2017 to May 2018.
  • Meg Mott from June 2017 to May 2018.
  • Tanner Jones from June 2017 to May 2018.

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 June 2017 to May 2018.
  • Lysha Smith from June 2017 to May 2018.
  • David Eichelberger from September 2017 to May 2018.

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:

  • Daniel Medeiros from June 2017 to May 2018.
  • Emily Motter from June 2017 to May 2018.
  • Tanner Jones from June 2017 to May 2018.

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:

  • Cedar Van Tassel from September 2017 to May 2018.
  • Avellana Ross from September 2017 to May 2018.
  • Kristen Thompson from June 2017 to May 2018.
  • Emily O''Pray from June 2017 to May 2018.
  • Todd Smith from June 2017 to May 2018.
  • Nathaniel Van from June 2017 to December 2017.
  • May Jane from June 2017 to December 2017.
  • Stephanie Sopka from June 2017 to December 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. Members of Food Committee are also required to assist in the movement of compost from the Dining Hall to the farm and maintain signs near the compost bins to educate the community on composting procedure, as noted in Article XXV of the Community Bylaws. All student members of the Food Committee must subscribe to the College Food Service.

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

  • Leni Charbonneau from June 2017 to May 2018.
  • Sara McMahon from September 2017 to May 2018.
  • Emily Motter from June 2017 to May 2018.

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:

  • Jadian Bryan from June 2017 to May 2018.
  • Izzy Yandell from June 2017 to May 2018.
  • Erelyn Griffin from June 2017 to May 2018.

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:

  • Tanner Jones from June 2017 to May 2018.
  • Karla Ramos from June 2017 to May 2018.
  • Cyane Thomas from June 2017 to May 2018.
  • Eric Wefald from June 2017 to May 2018.
  • Grace Hamilton from June 2017 to May 2018.
  • Beth Ruane from June 2017 to May 2018.

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:

  • Sam Arellano from September 2017 to May 2018.
  • Maggie Strassman from June 2017 to May 2018.
  • Kariah Scott from January 2017 to December 2017.
  • Sara Jane from June 2017 to December 2017.
  • Kate Trzaskos from June 2017 to May 2018.

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:

  • Kristen Thompson from June 2017 to May 2018.
  • May Jane from June 2017 to December 2017.
  • Bronwen Tate from September 2017 to May 2018.
  • Sara Jane from June 2017 to May 2018.
  • Adam Katrick from September 2017 to May 2018.

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:

  • Alexander Lawsure from January 2017 to December 2017.
  • Leni Charbonneau from January 2017 to December 2017.
  • Zoe DeHart from June 2017 to May 2018.
  • Benjamin Rejali from June 2017 to May 2018.
  • Nicole Disharoon from September 2017 to May 2018.
  • Tanner Jones from June 2017 to December 2017.
  • Cheri Morris from September 2017 to May 2018.

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:

  • Karla Ramos from January 2017 to December 2017.
  • Sophie Ackerman from June 2017 to May 2018.

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:

  • May Jane Schechter from January 2017 to December 2017.
  • Kariah Scott from January 2017 to December 2017.
  • Stephanie Sopka from January 2017 to December 2017.
  • Karissa Wolivar from June 2017 to May 2018.
  • Kristin Horrigan from June 2017 to May 2018.
  • Robyn Manning-Samuels from June 2017 to May 2018.

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:

  • Cyane Thomas from June 2017 to May 2018.
  • Grace Hamilton from June 2017 to May 2018.
  • Ian Bates from June 2017 to May 2018.

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 Two Students. Currently, members include:

  • Phoenix Bieneman from September 2017 to May 2018.
  • Mercy Solbeck from September 2017 to May 2018.

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:

  • Alta Millar from June 2017 to May 2018.
  • Izzy Yandell from June 2017 to May 2018.

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:

  • Ricarrdo Valentine from September 2017 to May 2018.
  • Menefese Kudumu-Clavell from June 2017 to December 2017.
  • Cyane Thomas from June 2017 to December 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:

  • 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. Currently, members include:

  • Isabel Zuniga from September 2017 to May 2018.

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:

  • Nick Creel from June 2017 to May 2018.

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:

  • Christopher Tripp from June 2017 to May 2018.

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:

  • Hannah McGowan from June 2017 to May 2018.

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:

  • Amelia Fanelli from June 2017 to May 2018.

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:

  • Ian Bates from June 2017 to May 2018.

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:

  • Charlotte Nicholson from May 2017 to December 2017.


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). Currently, members include:

  • William Edelglass from June 2017 to May 2018.
  • Felicity Ratte from June 2017 to May 2018.

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 Committee Membership:
Brigid Lawler - Chair, Faculty ex officio . Currently, members include:

  • Karissa Wolivar from June 2017 to May 2018.
  • Amelia Fanelli from June 2017 to May 2018.
  • Ian Bates from September 2017 to May 2018.
  • Amer Latif from June 2017 to May 2018.
  • Jennifer Girouard from June 2017 to May 2018.

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). Currently, members include:

  • Erelyn Griffin from June 2017 to May 2018.
  • Jenny Stofer from September 2017 to May 2018.
  • Todd Smith from June 2017 to May 2018.
  • John Willis from June 2017 to May 2019.

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
Sara Salimbeni (faculty, committee chair 08/15 - 05/18). Currently, members include:

  • Lysha Smith from June 2017 to May 2018.
  • Grant Li from June 2017 to May 2019.
  • Adam Franklin-Lyons from June 2017 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.
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.
Felicity Ratte (Chair, term listed below)
Matthew Barone (Director of Development and PR Coordinator). . Currently, members include:

  • Eric Wefald from June 2017 to May 2018.
  • Lysha Smith from June 2017 to May 2018.
  • Felicity Ratte from June 2017 to May 2018.
  • Thomas Toleno from June 2017 to May 2018.
  • John Willis from June 2017 to May 2018.

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: Tom Toleno (Term listed below). Currently, members include:

  • Thomas Toleno from June 2017 to May 2018.
  • Felicity Ratte from June 2017 to May 2018.
  • Matan Rubinstein from January 2018 to May 2018.

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.
Jaime Tanner (Chair, ex officio)
Seth Harter (Director of World Studies)
Maggie Strassman (Director of International Services)
. Currently, members include:

  • Asa Shadis from June 2017 to May 2018.
  • Leni Charbonneau from June 2017 to May 2018.
  • Rosario de Swanson from June 2017 to May 3018.
  • Sara Salimbeni from June 2017 to May 2018.
  • Nelli Sargsyan from June 2017 to May 2018.

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). Currently, members include:

  • Karla Ramos from June 2017 to May 2018.
  • Lydia Nuhfer from June 2017 to May 2018.
  • Adam Franklin-Lyons from September 2016 to May 2018.
  • Kristin Horrigan from September 2016 to May 2018.
  • John Sheehy from September 2017 to May 2019.
  • Jennifer Ramstetter from September 2017 to May 2019.

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). Currently, members include:

  • Karla Ramos from June 2017 to May 2018.
  • Sophia Naylor from June 2017 to May 2018.
  • Zoe DeHart from September 2017 to May 2018.
  • William Edelglass from June 2017 to May 2018.
  • Seth Harter from June 2017 to May 2018.
  • Meg Mott from June 2017 to May 2018.

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). Currently, members include:

  • Jean O''Hara from June 2017 to May 2018.
  • Nelli Sargsyan from June 2017 to May 2018.
  • Jennifer Ramstetter from June 2017 to May 2018.
  • Bronwen Tate from June 2017 to May 2018.

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.. Currently, members include:

  • Kristin Horrigan from June 2017 to May 2019.
  • Todd Smith from June 2017 to May 2018.

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, 3 students, 3 faculty. Representatives from Admissions, Academic Support, Residential Life and the Registrar will be invited to participate.
Catherine O'Callaghan (Assistant Dean of Academic Advising, committee chair)
Luis Rosa (Dean of Students)
Jeremy Holch (Director of Academic Support Services). Currently, members include:

  • Alta Millar from June 2017 to May 2018.
  • Sage Kampitsis from June 2017 to May 2018.
  • Claire Hickman from September 2017 to May 2018.
  • Matthew Ollis from June 2017 to May 2018.
  • Jennifer Girouard from June 2017 to May 2018.
  • Kate Trzaskos from June 2017 to May 2018.

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:

  • Christopher Tripp from June 2017 to May 2018.
  • Ian Bates from June 2017 to May 2018.
  • Adam Franklin-Lyons from June 2017 to May 2018.
  • Jim Mahoney from January 2017 to May 2018.

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 2017): Alternating Tuesdays (with Faculty Meeting), 8:30-10:00 AM in Staples

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:

  • Daniel Medeiros from September 2017 to May 2018.
  • Benjamin Rybisky from September 2017 to May 2018.
  • Matthew Ollis from June 2017 to May 2018.
  • Jennifer Ramstetter from September 2017 to May 2018.
  • Tanner Jones from September 2017 to May 2018.
  • Kathleen Peterson from September 2017 to May 2018.

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),. Currently, members include:

  • Sage Kampitsis from June 2017 to May 2018.
  • Fiona Craig from June 2017 to May 2018.

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 (Term listed below). Currently, members include:

  • Todd Smith from June 2017 to May 2018.
  • Jean O''Hara from June 2017 to May 2018.

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
Zoe DeHart (student 10/16-05/18), Grace Hamilton student 11/16-05/18.. Currently, members include:

  • Zoe DeHart from October 2016 to May 2018.
  • Grace Hamilton from November 2016 to May 2018.
  • Rosario de Swanson from June 2017 to May 2018.
  • Seth Harter from August 2017 to December 2017.
  • Jayne Rivers from November 2016 to May 2018.


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 September 2017 to May 2018.
  • Yoni Bork from September 2017 to May 2018.

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. Currently, members include:

  • Charlotte Nicholson from September 2017 to May 2018.
  • Nicktae Marroquin-Haslett from September 2017 to May 2018.

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:

  • Jaclyn King from September 2017 to May 2018.
  • Willa Decker-Lee from September 2017 to May 2018.


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.