Mills College Board Trustees

Members of the Board of Trustees of Mills College serve as fiduciaries of the College in overseeing institutional affairs in accordance with the articles of incorporation and bylaws of the College, periodic statements of mission, and institutional plans. The board works in strategic partnership with the president of the College, and each trustee brings individual expertise, experience, wisdom, and ideas about the wider world to all board deliberations.

Community participation in board deliberations is assured through the structure of working committees of the board. There are 12 standing committees of the board: Advancement, Audit, Campus Planning, Committee on Trustees, Educational Policies, Enrollment and Financial Aid, Executive, Executive Compensation, Finance, Investment, Presidential Assessment, and Student Life. The Executive Committee of the board includes the following trustees: Katie Sanborn (board chair), Karen May (board vice chair), Beth Hillman (College president), Eric Roberts (finance committee chair), Alexandra Moses, and Marilyn Schuster.

This year (2017–18) the Board of Trustees of Mills College is composed of 32 voting members, including three trustees emeritus, three alumnae trustees, two recent graduate trustees, the College president, and the president of the Alumnae Association of Mills College (AAMC). There are also six honorary trustees (non-voting).

The Board of Trustees holds regular meetings in October, February, and May of each fiscal year. Standing committees meet off-cycle on an as-needed basis. Trustees generally serve three-year terms and may be nominated to serve a maximum of three consecutive terms for a total of nine years of service.

Susan Ardisson '77

Founder and CEO, bit-x-bit LLC

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

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Ophelia Basgal

Housing Consultant & Visiting Scholar, UC Berkeley Terner Center for Housing Innovation

Oakland, California

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Kathleen Burke

Community Volunteer
Honorary Trustee

Tiburon, California

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Gordon Chong

Founding Partner and Chairman, Chong Partners Architecture

Lafayette, California

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Laurence Colton

Retired Founder and CEO, G2 Insurance Services

Palm Springs, California

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Joan Danforth '53

Retired Investment Officer, Citicorp-Citibank
Honorary Trustee

San Francisco, California

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Dr. Yvonne Daniel, MA '75

Anthropologist, Choreographer/Performer

Castro Valley, California

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Leslie Decker '79

Social Justice Advocate

Sammamish, Washington

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Lucy Do '75

Owner and President, Dougco

Lafayette, California

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Ammie Felder-Williams '76

Realtor, Business Owner

New Rochelle, New York

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Lyn Flanigan '65

Retired Attorney

Honolulu, Hawaii

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James Fowler

Associate General Counsel–Real Estate, Apple Inc.
Honorary Trustee

Monte Sereno, California

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Maryellen Cattani Herringer

Attorney

Piedmont, California

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Dr. Elizabeth L. Hillman

President, Mills College

Oakland, California

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Mei Kwong '70

Executive Career Coach and Consultant

Hong Kong

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Lorry I. Lokey

Retired Founder, CEO and Chairman, Business Wire
Honorary Trustee

Atherton, California

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Dr. Karen May '86

Mills College Board of Trustees, Vice Chair
Vice President for People Development, Google Inc.

Kentfield, California

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Alexandra Moses '64

Retired President, Datex Technologies, Inc.

San Francisco, California

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Helen Drake Muirhead '58

Painter

Tiburon, California

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Dr. Viji Nakka-Cammauf, MA '82

President, Little Flock Children’s Homes

Oakland, California

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Anne O'Brien '67

Attorney, Caplin and Drysdale, Chtd.

Washington, DC

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Irene Panagopoulos '85

Chief Executive Officer and Vice President, Magna Marine, Inc.

Athens, Greece

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Elizabeth (Liz) Parker '85

Civic, Community and School Volunteer

Chicago, Illinois

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Simon Pyle, MFA '13

Artist

Chicago, Illinois

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Eric Roberts

Co-Director of Forensic Accounting Services, Morrison and Foerster LLP

Tiburon, California

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Katie Sanborn '83

Mills College Board of Trustees, Chair
Director of Editorial Services, OTR Global LLC

El Granada, California

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Kate Schapiro

Investment Professional

San Francisco, California

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Dr. Marilyn R. Schuster '65

Professor Emerita, Smith College

Oakland, California

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Tess Smith '15, MBA '16

Operations Area Management, Amazon

Cameron Park, California

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Clare Springs '66

Founder, Springs and Associates, PC
Honorary Trustee

Naples, Florida

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Roselyne Chroman Swig

Owner, ComCon

San Francisco, California

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Bob Thompson

Retired Vice President and Portfolio Manager

Orinda, California

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Evelyn (Muffy) Thorne '48

Retired, Western Association of Schools and Colleges
Honorary Trustee

Oakland, California

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Glenn Voyles

Retired Investment Manager

Moraga, California

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Katherine Whiting-Pickard '11, MBA '12

CEO & Executive Board Chair, Educents

San Francisco, California

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Dr. Margaret Wilkerson

Professor Emerita, University of California Berkeley

Kensington, California

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Kirsten Wolfe '88

Marketing and Merchandising Consultant

San Francisco, California

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