Bowdoin College Catalogue and Academic Handbook

Officers of Governance

President's Office

Clayton S. Rose, BA, MBA (Chicago), MA, PhD (Pennsylvania). Elected President of the College, 2015.

Sara B. Eddy, AB (Bowdoin), Executive Assistant.

Jennifer A. Libby, BA (New York University), Executive Assistant.

Elizabeth D. Orlic, AB (Colby), Vice President and Special Assistant to the President & Secretary of the College.

Senior Officers

Michael Cato, BS (Andrews), MBA (Wake Forest), Senior Vice President and Chief Information Officer.

Scott W. Hood, BA (Lake Forest), MA (Southern Maine), Senior Vice President for Communications and Public Affairs.

Janet Lohmann, BA (Lehigh), MA (Lehigh), PhD (University of Massachusetts–Amherst), Dean for Student Affairs.

Scott A. Meiklejohn, BA (Colgate), Senior Vice President for Development and Alumni Relations.

Elizabeth F. McCormack, BA (Wellesley), PhD (Yale), Professor of Physics and Dean for Academic Affairs.

Matthew P. Orlando, CFA, BA (Trinity), Senior Vice President for Finance and Administration & Treasurer.

Michael E. Reed, BA (Williams), MEd (Howard), Senior Vice President for Inclusion and Diversity.

E. Whitney Soule, BA (Bates), MEd (Harvard), Dean of Admissions and Student Aid.

Paula J. Volent, CFA, BA (New Hampshire), MA (New York University), MBA (Yale), Senior Vice President for Investments.

Board of Trustees

Robert F. White, AB (Bowdoin), MBA (Harvard), Chair. Elected Overseer, 1993.* Term expires 2024.

Paula M. Wardynski, AB (Bowdoin), Vice Chair. Elected Trustee, 2005. Term expires 2020.

Jennifer Goldsmith Adams, AB (Bowdoin), MD (New York University). Elected Trustee, 2018. Term expires 2023.

Tejus Ajmera, AB (Bowdoin). Elected Trustee, 2018. Term expires 2023.

Sydney Asbury, AB (Bowdoin). Elected Trustee, 2015. Term expires 2020.

Deborah Jensen Barker, AB (Bowdoin), MBA (Harvard). Elected Trustee, 1999. Term expires 2019.

Peter J. Bernard, AB (Bowdoin). Elected Trustee, 2013. Term expires 2023.

Arthur E. Black, AB (Bowdoin), MBA (Pennsylvania). Elected Trustee, 2010. Term expires 2020.

Ronald C. Brady, AB (Bowdoin), MPA (Princeton). Elected Trustee, 2009. Term expires 2024.

David G. Brown, AB (Bowdoin), MBA (Dartmouth). Elected Trustee, 2000. Term expires 2020.

Ellen L. P. Chan, AB (Bowdoin), MD (University of Nebraska College of Medicine), MS (Virginia Commonwealth University School of Medicine). Elected Trustee, 2017. Term expires 2022.

Leonard W. Cotton, AB (Bowdoin), MBA (Columbia). Elected Trustee, 2006. Term expires 2021.

Michele G. Cyr, AB (Bowdoin), AM (Brown), MD (Dartmouth). Elected Trustee, 2000. Term expires 2020.

Jeff D. Emerson, AB (Bowdoin), MSTM (American University). Elected Trustee, 2005. Term expires 2020.

John F. Fish, AB (Bowdoin). Elected Trustee, 2017. Term expires 2022.

Robert T. Friedman. Elected Trustee, 2016. Term expires 2021.

Bertrand E. Garcia-Moreno, AB (Bowdoin), PhD (Indiana University–Bloomington). Elected Trustee, 2016. Term expires 2021.

Stephen F. Gormley, AB (Bowdoin), MBA (Columbia). Elected Trustee, 2001. Term expires 2021

Shelley A. Hearne, AB (Bowdoin), DrPH, MPH (Columbia). Elected Trustee, 2016. Term expires 2021. 

Bradford A. Hunter, AB (Bowdoin). Elected Trustee, 2006. Term expires 2021.

Tasha vanderLinde Irving, AB (Bowdoin). Elected Trustee, 2011. Term expires 2021.

Ann Hambelton Kenyon, AB (Bowdoin). Elected Trustee, 2006. Term expires 2021.

Gregory E. Kerr, AB (Bowdoin), MD (New York University), MBA (Columbia). Elected Trustee, 2000. Term expires 2020.

George A. Khaldun, AB (Bowdoin), MA (Columbia). Elected Trustee, 2011. Term expires 2021.

Joseph V. McDevitt Jr., AB (Bowdoin), MBA (Harvard). Elected Trustee, 2015. Term expires 2020.

John F. McQuillan, AB (Bowdoin), MPA (Harvard). Elected Trustee, 2005. Term expires 2020.

David A. Morales, AB (Bowdoin). Elected Trustee, 2012. Term expires 2022.

Scott B. Perper, AB (Bowdoin), MBA (Harvard). Elected Trustee, 2004. Term expires 2024.

Kathleen Kimiko Phillips-Lohrmann, AB (Bowdoin), MBA (Pennsylvania). Elected Trustee, 2011. Term expires 2021.

Jane L. Pinchin, BA (Harpur College, SUNY–Binghamton), MA, PhD (Columbia). Elected Trustee, 2003. Term expires 2023.

Mary Hogan Preusse, AB (Bowdoin). Elected Trustee, 2012. Term expires 2022.

Alison E. Rundlett, AB (Bowdoin), JD (Boston College). Elected Trustee, 2017. Term expires 2022.

Philip W. Schiller, BS (Boston College). Elected Trustee, 2019. Term expires 2024.

Joan Benoit Samuelson, AB (Bowdoin), DA, DHL (Thomas, Williams, Lasell, Mt. Ida, New England). Elected Overseer, 1995.* Term expires 2021.

Andrew E. Serwer, AB (Bowdoin), MBA (Emory), MS (Columbia). Elected Trustee, 2013. Term expires 2023.

Diana L. Spagnuolo, AB (Bowdoin), JD (Pennsylvania). Elected Trustee, 2018. Term expires 2023. 

James E. Staley, AB (Bowdoin). Elected Trustee, 2007. Term expires 2022.

John K. L. Thorndike, AB (Bowdoin). Elected Trustee, 2011. Term expires 2021.

Karen N. Walker, AB (Bowdoin), JD (Harvard). Elected Trustee, 2011. Term expires 2021.

David P. Wheeler, AB (Bowdoin), MBA (Wharton). Elected Trustee, 2003. Term expires 2023.

Michell S. Zuklie, AB (Bowdoin), JD (California–Berkeley). Elected Trustee, 2018. Term expires 2023.

Elizabeth D. Orlic, AB (Colby). Elected Secretary of the College, 2015.

Megan A. Hart, BA (Middlebury), JD (Maine). Elected Assistant Secretary of the College, 2012.

Emeriti Trustees

The Honorable Thomas H. Allen, AB (Bowdoin), BPh (Oxford), JD (Harvard). Elected Overseer, 1985*; elected emeritus, 1997.

Stewart Bainum Jr., AB (Pacific Union), MBA (California–Los Angeles). Elected Trustee, 2011; elected emeritus, 2015.

Deborah Jensen Barker, AB (Bowdoin), MBA (Harvard). Elected Trustee, 1999; elected emerita, 2019.

Walter E. Bartlett, AB (Bowdoin). Elected Overseer, 1990*; elected emeritus, 2001.

Gerald W. Blakeley Jr., AB (Bowdoin). Elected Overseer, 1960; elected emeritus, 1976.

Gregory B. Bowes, AB (Bowdoin). Elected Trustee, 2011; elected emeritus, 2016.

Marijane L. Benner Browne, AB (Bowdoin), JD (Harvard). Elected Overseer, 1994*; elected emerita, 2010.

Tracy J. Burlock, AB (Bowdoin). Elected Overseer, 1990*; elected emerita, 2011.

George H. Butcher III, AB (Bowdoin), JD (Harvard). Elected Overseer, 1985; elected emeritus, 1995.

Geoffrey Canada, AB (Bowdoin), EdM (Harvard), LHD (Bowdoin). Elected Overseer, 1995*; elected emeritus, 2006.

Michael S. Cary, AB (Bowdoin), MAT (Brown), MAR (Yale). Elected Trustee, 2001; elected emeritus, 2010.

William E. Chapman II, AB (Bowdoin). Elected Trustee, 2002; elected emeritus, 2013.

Kenneth I. Chenault, AB (Bowdoin), JD (Harvard). Elected Overseer, 1986; elected emeritus, 1993.

Gerald C. Chertavian, AB (Bowdoin), MBA (Harvard). Elected Trustee, 2002; elected emeritus, 2012.

The Honorable David M. Cohen, AB (Bowdoin), LLB (Boston College). Elected Overseer, 1994*; elected emeritus 2005.

Norman P. Cohen, AB (Bowdoin), JD (Harvard), LLD (Bowdoin). Elected Overseer, 1977; elected emeritus, 1989.

The Honorable William S. Cohen, AB (Bowdoin), LLB (Boston University), LLD (St. Joseph, Maine, Western New England, Bowdoin, Nasson). Elected Overseer, 1973; elected emeritus, 1985.

Philip R. Cowen, BS, MBA (New York University). Elected Overseer, 1993*; elected emeritus 2004.

J. Taylor Crandall, AB (Bowdoin). Elected Overseer, 1991*; elected emeritus, 1997.

Michael M. Crow, BA (Iowa State), PhD (Syracuse). Elected Trustee, 2001; elected emeritus, 2006.

Peter F. Drake, AB (Bowdoin), PhD (Bryn Mawr). Elected Overseer, 1992*; elected emeritus, 2003.

Stanley F. Druckenmiller, AB (Bowdoin), LHD (Bowdoin). Elected Overseer, 1991*; elected emeritus, 2002.

Robert H. Edwards, AB (Princeton), AB, AM (Cambridge), LLB (Harvard), LHD (Bowdoin, Carleton). President of the College Emeritus, 2001.

William F. Farley, AB (Bowdoin), JD (Boston College), LLD (Bowdoin). Elected Overseer, 1980; elected emeritus, 1992.

Wanda E. Fleming, AB (Bowdoin), MA (Harvard). Elected Trustee, 1999; elected emerita, 2004.

Marc B. Garnick, AB (Bowdoin), MD (Pennsylvania). Elected Trustee, 1996; elected emeritus, 2011.

Albert E. Gibbons Jr., AB (Bowdoin). Elected Overseer, 1973; elected emeritus, 1985.

John A. Gibbons Jr., AB (Bowdoin), MBA (New York University). Elected Trustee, 2002; elected emeritus, 2017.

Donald A. Goldsmith, AB (Bowdoin), LLB (Columbia). Elected Trustee, 2012; elected emeritus, 2018.

Jonathan S. Green, AB (Bowdoin), MBA (California). Elected Overseer, 1975; elected emeritus, 1987.

Gordon F. Grimes, AB (Bowdoin), BA (Cambridge), JD (Boston). Elected Overseer, 1986*; elected emeritus, 1998.

Alvin D. Hall, AB (Bowdoin), MA (North Carolina–Chapel Hill). Elected Trustee, 2001; elected emeritus, 2011.

Laurie A. Hawkes, AB (Bowdoin), MBA (Cornell). Elected Overseer, 1986; elected Trustee, 1995; elected emerita, 2008.

Peter F. Hayes, AB (Bowdoin), BA, MA (Oxford), AM, MPhil, PhD (Yale). Elected Overseer, 1969; elected emeritus, 1983.

Caroline L. Herter, LHD (Bowdoin). Elected Overseer, 1976; elected Trustee, 1988; elected emerita, 1996.

Regina E. Herzlinger, BS (Massachusetts Institute of Technology), DBA (Harvard). Elected Overseer, 1983; elected emerita, 1989.

The Reverend Judith L. Hoehler, AB (Douglass), MDiv (Harvard), STD (Starr King School for the Ministry). Elected Overseer, 1980; elected emerita, 1992.

Karen T. Hughes, BA (Wells). Elected Trustee, 2006; elected emerita, 2011.

Dennis J. Hutchinson, AB (Bowdoin), MA (Oxford), LLM (Texas–Austin). Elected Overseer, 1975; elected Trustee, 1987; elected emeritus, 2013.

William S. Janes, AB (Bowdoin). Elected Trustee, 1997; elected emeritus, 2012.

Lewis W. Kresch, AB (Bowdoin), MBA (Harvard). Elected Overseer, 1970; elected emeritus, 1983.

Donald R. Kurtz, AB (Bowdoin), MBA (Columbia). Elected Overseer, 1984; elected emeritus, 1996; elected Trustee, 1997; elected emeritus, 2004.

Samuel A. Ladd III, AB (Bowdoin). Elected Overseer, 1991*; elected emeritus, 2002.

Michael P. Lazarus, BS, CPA (Grove City). Elected Trustee, 2007; elected emeritus, 2012.

G. Calvin Mackenzie, AB (Bowdoin), AM (Tufts), PhD (Harvard). Elected Overseer, 1986*; elected emeritus, 1998.

Nancy Bellhouse May, AB (Bowdoin), JD (Columbia). Elected Trustee, 1996; elected emerita, 2006.

Lisa A. McElaney, AB (Bowdoin), MFA (Columbia). Elected Trustee, 2001; elected emerita, 2011.

Cynthia G. McFadden, AB (Bowdoin), LLB (Columbia), JD (Columbia). Elected Overseer, 1986; elected emerita, 1995.

Robert H. Millar, AB (Bowdoin), BDiv (Yale). Elected secretary, 1991; elected secretary emeritus, 2001.

Barry Mills, AB (Bowdoin), PhD (Syracuse), JD (Columbia). Elected Overseer, 1994*. Elected President of the College, 2001; President of the College Emeritus, 2015.

Henry T. A. Moniz, AB (Bowdoin), JD (Pennsylvania). Elected Trustee, 2006; elected emeritus, 2019.

Richard A. Morrell, AB (Bowdoin). Elected Overseer, 1979; elected Trustee, 1989; elected emeritus, 2002.

Norman C. Nicholson Jr., AB (Bowdoin). Elected Overseer, 1979; elected emeritus, 1991.

Tamara A. Nikuradse, AB (Bowdoin), MBA (Harvard), MEd (Lesley). Elected Trustee, 2004; elected emerita, 2014.

John S. Osterweis, AB (Bowdoin), MBA (Stanford). Elected Trustee, 2004; elected emeritus, 2011.

Michael H. Owens, AB (Bowdoin), MD, MPH (Yale). Elected Overseer, 1988*; elected emeritus, 2005.

Kathleen Kimiko Phillips-Lohrmann, AB (Bowdoin), MBA (Pennsylvania). Elected Trustee, 2011; elected emerita, 2019.

Abigail Marr Psyhogeos, AB (Bowdoin). Elected Trustee, 2008; elected emerita, 2012.

Hollis S. Rafkin-Sax, AB (Bowdoin). Elected Overseer, 1988*; elected emerita, 2000.

Edgar N. Reed, AB (Bowdoin), MBA (Columbia). Elected Overseer, 1995*; elected emeritus, 2006.

Peter D. Relic, AB (Bowdoin), MA (Case Western Reserve), EdD (Harvard), LittD (Belmont Abbey). Elected Overseer, 1987*; elected emeritus, 1999.

Linda Horvitz Roth, AB (Bowdoin), MA (North Carolina). Elected Overseer, 1992*; elected emerita, 2018.

David J. Roux, AB, MBA (Harvard), MPhil (Cambridge). Elected Trustee, 2012; elected emeritus, 2019.

Lee D. Rowe, AB (Bowdoin), MA (Pennsylvania). Elected Trustee, 1996; elected emeritus, 2006.

Geoffrey Claflin Rusack, AB (Bowdoin), JD (Pepperdine). Elected Trustee, 2003; elected emeritus, 2016.

H. Allen Ryan, AB (Bowdoin), JD (Pepperdine). Elected Trustee, 2003; elected emeritus, 2016.

Alden H. Sawyer Jr., AB (Bowdoin), MBA (Michigan). Elected Overseer, 1976; elected emeritus, 1985.

Steven M. Schwartz, AB (Bowdoin), MFA (Columbia). Elected Trustee, 1999; elected emeritus, 2007.

Jill A. Shaw-Ruddock, AB (Bowdoin). Elected Overseer, 1994*; elected emerita, 2000.

D. Ellen Shuman, AB (Bowdoin), MPPM (Yale). Elected Overseer, 1992*; elected emerita, 2013.

Peter M. Small, AB (Bowdoin). Elected Overseer, 1988; elected emeritus, 2015.

Mary Tydings Smith, AB (Bowdoin). Elected Trustee, 2013; elected emerita, 2018.

John I. Snow, AB (Bowdoin), MBA (Wharton). Elected Overseer, 1986; elected emeritus, 1992.

Donald B. Snyder Jr., AB (Bowdoin). Elected Overseer, 1992*; elected emeritus, 2003.

Anne Wohltman Springer, AB (Bowdoin). Elected Secretary of the Board of Overseers, 1995; elected Assistant Secretary of the Trustees, 1996. Elected Secretary, 2001; elected secretary emerita, 2009.

Terry D. Stenberg, AB (Bowdoin), EdM (Boston University), PhD (Minnesota). Elected Overseer, 1983; elected emeritus, 1993.

Sheldon M. Stone, AB (Bowdoin), MBA (Columbia). Elected Trustee, 2001; elected emeritus, 2016.

Richard H. Stowe, BSEE (Rensselaer), MBA (Harvard). Elected Trustee, 1998; elected emeritus, 2008.

John J. Studzinski, AB (Bowdoin), MBA (Chicago). Elected Trustee, 1998; elected emeritus, 2016.

Deborah J. Swiss, AB (Bowdoin), EdM, EdD (Harvard). Elected Overseer, 1983; elected emerita, 1995.

David R. Treadwell, AB (Bowdoin), MBA (Harvard). Elected Assistant Secretary, 2001; elected assistant secretary emeritus, 2011.

Raymond S. Troubh, AB (Bowdoin), LLB (Yale), LLD (Bowdoin). Elected Overseer, 1978; elected emeritus, 1990.

Mary Tydings Smith, AB (Bowdoin). Elected Trustee, 2013; elected emerita, 2018.

William D. Verrill, AB (Bowdoin). Elected Overseer, 1980; elected emeritus, 1986.

Mary Ann Villari, AB (Bowdoin), JD (Boston University). Elected Overseer, 1987*; elected emerita, 1999.

Leslie Walker, AB (Bowdoin). Elected Overseer, 1995; elected emerita, 2001.

David E. Warren, AB (Bowdoin), JD (Columbia). Elected Overseer, 1988*; elected emeritus, 2005.

Curtis Webber II, AB (Bowdoin), LLB (Harvard). Elected Secretary, 1983; elected emeritus, 1986.

Peter B. Webster, AB (Bowdoin), LLB (Cornell). Elected College Counsel, 1969; elected college counsel emeritus, 2008.

Russell B. Wight Jr., AB (Bowdoin). Elected Overseer, 1987; elected emeritus, 1996.

Barry N. Wish, AB, LHD (Bowdoin). Elected Overseer, 1989; elected Trustee, 1994; elected emeritus, 2005.

Elizabeth C. Woodcock, AB (Bowdoin), AM (Stanford), JD (Maine). Elected Overseer, 1985*; elected emerita, 1997.

The Honorable John A. Woodcock Jr., AB (Bowdoin), MA (University of London), JD (Maine). Elected Trustee, 1996; elected emeritus, 2006.


* Prior to 1996, Bowdoin had a bicameral governance structure. Overseers were elected for a six-year term, renewable once; Trustees were elected for an eight-year term, also renewable once. In June of 1996, the governance structure became unicameral. All board members became Trustees, eligible to serve the remainder of their current term. Trustees elected or re-elected in 1996 and thereafter serve five-year terms without a predetermined limit to the number of terms individuals may serve.