Faculty involvement with the Board of Trustees has helped relations between the two groups. “Some colleges have been able to keep the lines of communication open. At Colby College, a small liberal-arts college in Maine, professors and trustees meet both formally and informally. There are cocktail hours, lunches during trustee weekends, and an annual faculty-trustee dinner that honors retiring faculty members. Two professors serve as members of the board. Although they cannot vote, the faculty members serve on the board’s subcommittees. And general college committees are mostly dominated by faculty members.”