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Highlights of the May Board of Trustees Meeting

May 27, 2016

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The spring meeting of the Lewis & Clark Board of Trustees was held on May 6.

The Academic Affairs and Campus Life Committee heard updates on the ongoing work of the Center for Entrepreneurship and the impact of the Graduate School’s doctorate in education program.

At the meeting of the Institutional Advancement Committee, the board formally welcomed our new Vice President for Institutional Advancement, Josh Walter, who joined Lewis & Clark on April 18.

In the plenary session, the board heard updates on the work of the Parents Council and the Board of Alumni, and reports from the three student representatives to the board.

The board approved for membership Romayne Levee of Manhattan Beach, California. Levee is president and senior strategist at Doing Good Marketing, which works with organizations of purpose. She is a member of Lewis & Clark’s Parents Council, and her daughter, Grace, graduated on May 7.

The board thanked trustee Peter Chang for his distinguished service and approved his new status as life trustee. The board conferred Faculty Emeritus status to Henry J. Casey Professor of Law Edward Brunet and Laura Pedersen of the Graduate School of Education and Counseling.

In order to allow members to attend the College of Arts and Sciences’ Honors Convocation, the day’s meeting time was compressed. Some trustees also stayed for the school’s 143rd Commencement, which took place on May 7. And, prior to the board meeting, many trustees attended the annual Philanthropy Leadership Dinner, held May 5 at the Portland Art Museum.