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 College president and College officers, 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 five standing committees of the board: Academic and Student Experience, Audit and Enterprise Risk, Executive, External Engagement, and Resources and Sustainability. The Executive Committee of the board includes the following trustees: Katie Sanborn, Liz Parker, Beth Hillman, Ophelia Basgal, Karen May, Alex Moses, Eric Roberts, Marilyn Schuster, and Kirsten Wolfe.

This year (2019–20) the Board of Trustees of Mills College is composed of 28 voting members, including two 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 eight honorary trustees (non-voting).

The Board of Trustees holds six regular meetings during 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.

Daljit Bains '99

Deputy Director, Permit Assistance, CA Governor's Office of Business and Economic Development

Sacramento, California

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Ophelia Basgal

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

Oakland, California

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Dr. John Brabson

Professor Emeritus, Mills College

Webster Groves, Missouri

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Kathleen Burke

Community Volunteer
Honorary Trustee

Tiburon, 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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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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Dr. Elizabeth L. Hillman

President, Mills College

Oakland, California

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Dr. Sabrina T. Kwist, EdD '17

Dean of Equity and Inclusion, Los Medanos 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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Konda Mason

Co-Founder, Jubilee Partners

San Leandro, California

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Dr. Karen May '86

Mills College Board of Trustees
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, Magna Marine, Inc.

Athens, Greece

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Elizabeth (Liz) Parker '85

Mills College Board of Trustees, Vice Chair
Civic, Community and School Volunteer

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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Dr. Marilyn R. Schuster '65

Professor Emerita, Smith College

Oakland, 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

Walnut Creek, California

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Evelyn (Muffy) Thorne '48

Retired, Western Association of Schools and Colleges
Honorary Trustee

Oakland, California

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Pam Versaw '73

Retired Biotechnology Senior Executive
Business Development and Operations Consultant

Oakland, California

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Glenn Voyles

Retired Investment Manager

Moraga, California

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Kate Whiting '11, MBA '12

Retired CEO

San Francisco, California

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Carmen A. Wiley '19

Museum Professional

Oakland, California

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Kirsten Wolfe '88

Marketing and Merchandising Consultant

San Francisco, California

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Debi Wood '75

Government Affairs Representative/Lawyer

Los Angeles, California

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