Board of Trustees

The Kalamazoo College Board of Trustees is composed of 36 members including the president. The Board, which represents the major sectors of society, is national in composition and has strong representation from the Kalamazoo community and from alumni. Additionally, 27 individuals hold the status of Emeriti Trustee. The President and Vice President of the Alumni Association Executive Board may serve as ex-officio members of the Board.

Officers of the Board

Charlotte H. Hall, Chair
James A. Clayton, Vice Chair
S. Si Johnson, Vice Chair
Eugene V. N. Bissell,
James Prince, Assistant Treasurer
Amy S. Courter, Secretary
Melanie K. Williams, Assistant Secretary

Members of the Board

Hashem Akhavan-Tafti ’82, President/Chief Science Officer, AhuraTech, LLC, Howell, MI
Alexandra K. Altman, Consultant, McCormick Foundation, Chicago, IL
Eugene V. N. Bissell ’76, Retired, President and CEO, AmeriGas Propane, Gladwyne, PA
Roger E. Brownell ’68, President, Golf and Electric Vehicles, Inc., Fort Myers, FL
Jevon A. Caldwell-Gross ’04, Pastor, St. Mark’s United Methodist Church, Montclair, NJ
Erin M. P. Charnley ’02, Dentist, Blue Water Dentistry, Holland, MI
Jody L. Clark, ’80, Vice President, Hannon Armstrong, Annapolis, MD
James A. Clayton ’78, Senior Managing Director, GR Capital, Norwalk, CT
Amy S. Courter ’83, Chief Information Officer, Vision IT, Detroit, MI
Harold J. Decker ’67 Of Counsel, Miller, Canfield, Paddock and Stone, PLC, Las Cruces, NM
Helen B. Etkin  ’76, Partner, Etkin & Co., Walled Lake, MI
Gwen A. Fountain ’68, Retired, Director of Investment Mgmt, Children’s Museum, Indianapolis, IN
Charlotte H. Hall ’66, Retired, Senior Vice President and Editor, The Orlando Sentinel, Newtown Square, PA
James N. Heath ’78, President, Stryker Instruments, Kalamazoo, MI
S. Si Johnson ’78, Retired, Group President, Stryker MedSurg Group, Richland, MI
Paul S. Levy ’82, Cardiothoracic and Vascular Surgeon, Jonesboro, AR
Alexander C. Lipsey  ’72, Judge, Kalamazoo County, Kalamazoo, MI
Erin M. Mazzoni ’07, Manager, Corporate Financial Planning and Analysis, Tory Burch, LLC, New York, NY
Hans P. Morefield ’92, Senior Vice President, Strategic Partnerships, SCI Solutions, NY
Jody K. Olsen, Visiting Professor, University of Maryland, Baltimore, MD
Donald R. Parfet, Managing Director, Apjohn Group, LLC, Kalamazoo, MI
Gail A. Raiman ’73, Consultant, Raiman Consulting, LLC, Arlington, VA
Christopher P. Reynolds ’83, Group Vice President and General Counsel, Toyota Motor Sales, USA, Inc., Torrance, CA
James A. Robideau ’76, VP & General Manager, Tecumseh Packaging Solutions, Inc.,Van Wert, OH
Mary Beth Sarhatt, Kalamazoo, MI
William R. Stoeri  ‘78, Partner, Dorsey & Whitney LLP, Minneapolis, MN
Jon L. Stryker ’82, President and Founder, Arcus Foundation, Kalamazoo, MI
Ronda E. Stryker, Community Volunteer and Philanthropist, Portage, MI
Bonnie Wachter Swenby ’69, Dentist, Oxboro Dental Care, Bloomington, MN
Amy E. Upjohn, Community Volunteer, Richland, MI
William F. Williams ’71, Retired, Executive Vice President, BNY Mellon, Ridgewood, NJ
Eileen B. Wilson-Oyelaran, President, Kalamazoo College, Kalamazoo, MI
Richard E. Yehle ’68, Retired, Contracts Manager, Allied Wood Group Engineering, Houston, TX
Debra L. Yourick ’80, Director, Science Education and Strategic Communications, Walter Reed Army Institute of Research, Silver Spring, MD

Emeriti Trustees

John W. Brown H’03, Portage, Michigan, served 1980–95
Rosemary K. Brown, Portage, Michigan, served 1998-2009
Lawrence D. Bryan, Martinsville, Indiana, served 1990–96
Phillip C. Carra ’69, Fennville, Michigan, served 1990-2008
Joyce K. Coleman ’66, Dallas, Texas, served 1990-2008
James H. Duncan, Sante Fe, New Mexico, served 1985–96
Marlene C. Francis ’58, Ann Arbor, Michigan, served 1980–1998
Harry T. Garland ’68, Los Altos, California, served 1987-2005
Alfred J. Gemrich ’60, Delton, Michigan, served 1975–93
Otha Gilyard H’01, Columbus, Ohio, served 1979–97
James F. Jones, Jr. H’04, Atlanta, Georgia, served 1996-2004
Robert P. Kittredge, Kalamazoo, Michigan, served 1975–93
Robert. O. Kramer, Bloomfield Hills, Michigan, served 2008-2015
Thomas W. Lambert ’63, Kalamazoo, Michigan, served 1986-2004
William E. LaMothe, Battle Creek, Michigan, served 1976–85 and 1988–90
W. Price Laughlin, Atherton, California, served 1963–80
E. Turner Lewis ’63, Brattleboro,Vermont, served 1991-2009
Elizabeth Upjohn Mason H’93, Kalamazoo, Michigan, served 1973–91
Mary M. McLean ’61, Portage, Michigan, served 1990-2008
James W. Morrell ’53, Atherton, California, served 1985–2000
Preston S. Parish H’97, Kalamazoo, Michigan, served 1985–98
William C. Richardson, Richland, Michigan, served 1997-2015
Omer Robbins, Jr., Manchester, Michigan, served 1954–84
Alan E. Schwartz, Detroit, Michigan, served 1969–72
Ralph G. Wellington, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, served 1991-1996, 2000-2005