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Board of Trustees

The Kalamazoo College Board of Trustees is composed of 34 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, 25 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,
Treasurer
James Prince, Assistant Treasurer
Amy S. Courter, Secretary
Melanie K. Williams, Assistant Secretary

Members of the Board

Hashem Akhavan-Tafti ’82, President, AhuraTech, LLC, Howell, MI
Eugene V. N. Bissell ’76, Retired, President and CEO, AmeriGas Propane, Gladwyne, PA
Jevon A. Caldwell-Gross ’04, Pastor, St. Mark’s United Methodist Church, Montclair, NJ
Martha Campbell ’72, Retired, U.S. Ambassador to the Republic of the Marshall Islands, Venice, FL
Jody L. Clark, ’80,Chief Operating Officer, Beatty Development Group, LLC, Baltimore, MD
James A. Clayton ’78, Retired, Senior Managing Director, GE Capital, Norwalk, CT
Amy S. Courter ’83, Senior Vice President, Youngsoft, Inc., Wixom, MI Farmington Hills, 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
Jorge G. Gonzalez, President, Kalamazoo College, Kalamazoo, MI
Donald L. Hafner ’66, Retired, Vice Provost, Undergraduate Academic Affairs, Boston College, Belmont, MA
Charlotte H. Hall ’66, Retired, Senior Vice President and Editor, The Orlando Sentinel, Newtown Square, PA
James N. Heath ’78, Retired, President, Stryker Instruments, Kalamazoo, MI
Jerrod A. Howlett ’09, Technical Solutions Consultant, Google, Brooklyn, NY
S. Si Johnson ’78, Retired, Group President, Stryker MedSurg Group, Richland, MI
Alexander C. Lipsey  ’72, Circuit Judge, Kalamazoo County, Kalamazoo, MI
Erin M. Mazzoni ’07, Manager, Corporate Financial Planning and Analysis, Under Armour, Baltimore, MD
Hans P. Morefield ’92, Vice President, Population Health and Care Coordination, Experian Health, New York City, NY
Jody K. Olsen, Visiting Professor, University of Maryland, Baltimore, MD
Brad O’Neill ’93, CEO and Co-Founder, TechValidate, Emeryville, CA
Donald R. Parfet, Managing Director, Apjohn Group, LLC, Kalamazoo, MI
Gail A. Raiman ’73, Consultant, Raiman Consulting, LLC, Arlington, VA
Christopher P. Reynolds ’83, Managing Officer and General Counsel, Toyota Motor Corp. Inc., Torrance, CA
James A. Robideau ’76, VP & General Manager, Tecumseh Packaging Solutions, Inc.,Van Wert, OH
Mary Beth Sarhatt, Chaplain, Hospice Care of Southwest Michigan, Kalamazoo, MI
William R. Stoeri  ‘78, Partner, Dorsey & Whitney LLP, Minneapolis, MN
Jon L. Stryker ’82, President and Founder, Arcus Foundation, New York, NY
Ronda E. Stryker, Community Volunteer and Philanthropist, Portage, MI
Bonnie Wachter Swenby ’69, Retired, Dentist, Oxboro Dental Care, Bloomington, MN
Amy E. Upjohn, Community Volunteer, Richland, 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
Roger E. Brownell ’68, Fort Myers, Florida, served 1993-2016
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
Eileen B. Wilson-Oyelaran H’16, Winston-Salem, North Carolina, served 2005-2016