Committees

  • Audit

    Audit is responsible for oversight of the University's internal control and auditing functions, and for advising the board on the University’s risk profile, and on the adequacy and effectiveness of the University’s risk management policies, accounting procedures, systems, and controls. This committee is comprised of trustees only. See Committee Members
    • Leo Y. Au '71, Chair
    • Essel W. Bailey, Jr. '66
    • Karen E. Donfried  '84
    • Marc O. Nachmann '91
    • Philip J. Rauch '71
    • Shana A. Simmons '03
  • Campus Affairs

    Campus Affairs is responsible for the board's activities relating to the educational program of the University, including student affairs. Trustees and student and faculty representatives serve on this committee and have both voice and vote except for the Executive Session involving personnel issues. See Committee Members
    • Phoebe C. Boyer '89, P'19, '23, Chair
    • Essel W. Bailey, Jr. '66
    • Emily Greenhouse '08
    • C. Andrew "Andy" McGadney '92
    • Phillip J. Rauch '71
    • Laura Davidson Ross '93
    • Shana A. Simmons '03
    • Franklin Sirmans '91
    • Ellen E. West P'19, '22
    • Alford A. Young Jr. '88
    • Michael Calter – Faculty Representative
    • Bill Herbst – Faculty Representative
    • Ron Kuivila – Faculty Representative
    • Huzaifa Khan '22 – Student Representative
    • Jake Kwon '21 – Student Representative
  • Finance

    Finance is responsible for the board's activities relating to the University's capital and operating budgets and the establishment and monitoring of a long-range financial plan for the University. Trustees and student and faculty representatives serve on this committee and have both voice and vote. See Committee Members
    • Marc O. Nachmann '91, Chair
    • Leo Y. Au '71
    • Souleymane Ba '03
    • Adam C. Bird '87, P'19, '22
    • Marc N. Casper '90
    • Karen E. Donfried '84
    • John B. Frank '78, P'12
    • Susannah Gray '82
    • Rashida Richardson '08
    • Donna S. Zilkha, P'10, '10, '16
    • Abigail Hornstein – Faculty Representative
    • Sean McCann – Faculty Representative
    • Jada Reid '22 – Student Representative
    • Aditi Shenoy '20 – Student Representative
  • Governance

    Governance is responsible for matters relating to the functioning of the board, including bylaws, members and programs to develop candidates for trustee and board officers and improving board performance.  This committee is comprised of trustees only. See Committee Members
    • Adam Usdan '83, Chair
    • Phoebe C. Boyer '89, P'19
    • Marc N. Casper '90
    • Andrew M. Brandon-Gordon '86
    • Susannah Gray '82
    • Edward J. Heffernan '84, P'21
    • C. Andrew "Andy" McGadney '92
  • Investment

    Investment is responsible for the investment of the University’s endowment. The committee is comprised of trustees and non-trustees. See Committee Members
    • John B. Frank '78, P'12, Chair
    • Adam Usdan '83, Vice Chair
    • Susannah Gray '82
    • Kim Y Lew P'22
    • Jeremy H. Mindich '87
    • Donna S. Morea '76, P'06 ex officio
    • Marc O. Nachmann '91
    • Robert A. Pruzan '85
    • Philip J. Rauch '71
    • David L. Resnick '81
    • Michael S. Roth '78 ex officio
  • University Relations

    University Relations is responsible for the board's activities relating to the University's relationship and communications with its off-campus constituencies and publics, including its alumni and parents of current students and alumni, and prospective students and their families. The University Relations Committee also shall have responsibility for the board's activities relating to the University's development efforts including the University's annual and special fundraising efforts. Trustees and student and faculty representatives serve on this committee and have both voice and vote. See Committee Members
    • Michael T. Fries '85, Chair
    • Andrew M. Brandon-Gordon '86
    • Edward J. Heffernan '84
    • Kiki Kennedy P'16, '20
    • Pritha J. Mittal '96
    • John B. Rhea '87
    • Michele A. Roberts '77
    • John M. Shapiro '74
    • Adam Usdan '83
    • Luke Wood '91
    • Muzzy Rosenblatt '87 – Alumni Association Chair
    • Andrew J. Calica '01 – Wesleyan Annual Fund Chair
    • Andrea Patalano – Faculty Representative
    • Emily McEvoy '22 – Student Representative
    • Felicia Soderberg '21 – Student Representative
  • The president, Justin Ratkovic '20, and vice president, Ayana Dudley '20, of the Wesleyan Student Assembly attend board meetings and have voice but not vote.  They are not assigned to a specific board committee, but can attend Campus Affairs, Finance or University Relations meetings with the permission of the committee chair and rotate their attendance based on committee agendas.  They have voice but not vote at the committee meetings.