2013 Trustee Elections
Board of Trustees Election
Oberlin graduates elect six members of the college's Board of Trustees. One trustee is elected by alumni each year. All Oberlin graduates are eligible to cast a vote for an alumni-elected trustee, a tradition that dates back to 1878. A vote for one of the candidates is an affirmation of the Oberlin tradition and confirmation of your support for Oberlin. It costs nothing, but has immense value.
Oberlin is unusual among liberal arts colleges in that six of the 34 seats on its Board of Trustees are filled through direct election by alumni. As alumni, we, therefore, have a unique opportunity to ensure that the Board of Trustees includes members who will be mindful of the traditions and heritage of the institution while implementing the important fiduciary responsibilities that are incumbent upon any member of any board. The alumni trustee elected this spring will serve a four-year term starting July 1, 2013.
Even if you believe that both candidates are qualified for a position on the Board of Trustees and will serve Oberlin College well in the coming years, please take the time to review their credentials and vote. Your vote counts!
Voting has closed. The result will be posted soon!
|Jacob Gayle '79
||Karen Buck Burgess '72|
Dr. Jacob Gayle specializes in preventative medicine and international health. He is vice president of community affairs at Medtronic, Inc., in Minneapolis. Previously, he was a deputy vice president and officer of the Ford Foundation in New York, where he led its Global HIV Initiative.
Karen Buck Burgess is a public interest lawyer specializing in financial markets and currently serves as legal counsel at the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board, which was chartered by Congress after the Enron collapse. She has worked to improve educational programs in the U.S. and abroad.
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- Voting procedures
- Current alumni-elected trustees
- Full Board of Trustees
- Nomination form for future elections (PDF)
- A message from the Chair of the Board of Trustees
Current Trustee Spotlight: Get To Know Amy Chen '79
Want to learn more about what a trustee does? Read our interview with trustee Amy Chen '79.