College Leadership

Brian J. Clark

Vice President of Planning

As vice president of planning, Brian Clark plays a key role in ensuring that Colby fully supports its academic and cocurricular programs, and he leads the College’s outreach to the community, in Waterville and beyond. He came to Colby in 2014 as assistant to the president and director of planning, a senior staff position. In that capacity he worked closely with President Greene, senior leadership, the Board of Trustees, and internal and external stakeholders to organize and support the College’s efforts to develop and implement long-range and strategic planning. His efforts on Colby’s ambitious plan to help revitalize downtown Waterville have helped launch multiple projects on and around Main Street that have attracted attention across Maine and the northeast. Before coming to Colby he spent seven years at the University of Chicago in a variety of roles, finally as associate director for strategy and planning in the university’s Office of the President. A Maine native, Clark earned a bachelor’s degree in government and law and in art history from Lafayette College in Easton, Pa., and a master of public policy and organizational management degree from the Muskie School of Public Service at the University of Southern Maine.

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Ruth J. Jackson

Vice President and Chief of Staff

As vice president and chief of staff, Ruth Jackson oversees the coordination and implementation of key strategic priorities and special projects across multiple areas of the College. She partners with colleagues across campus to ensure alignment and optimal progress on Colby’s full set of ambitious initiatives. A Maine native and a graduate of Brandeis University and Columbia University’s Graduate School of Journalism, Jackson worked in positions of increasing responsibility in the Office of Communications at Colby from 2004-2019, when she moved from serving as vice president for communications to her current role.

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Margaret T. McFadden

Provost and Dean of Faculty

As Colby’s chief academic officer, Provost and Dean of Faculty and Professor of American Studies Margaret T. McFadden supervises academic departments and programs and oversees curricular development and the faculty appointment and review processes. Chairs of departments, directors of interdisciplinary programs, the Colby Libraries and Athletics, as well as the offices of Off-Campus Study, the Registrar, Institutional Research, the Colby Writing Program, and the Center for Teaching and Learning are responsible to the provost and dean of faculty. McFadden joined the Colby faculty in 1996 and was previously associate provost. Her service to the Colby community includes, most recently, chairing the Distribution Requirements Task Force and serving on major College committees such as the Committee on Mission and Priorities and the Committee on Promotion and Tenure. She also helped lead the establishment of new initiatives, including the Center for the Arts and Humanities, the program in environmental humanities, and the Cinema Studies Program. Her work reflects her long commitment to engaged scholarship and a fully inclusive academic environment, the latter reflected in her service on Colby’s Task Force on Diversity, Inclusion, and Equity. She has won teaching prizes at Colby and at Yale, where she earned her Ph.D. following undergraduate work at Wells College. As a scholar, McFadden has explored the representation of gender, race, class, and sexuality in American popular culture, from the 1930s to the present day. Her most recent book, The L Word, was published in 2014, and she is now at work on a project on gender and comedy in the 1970s.

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Matthew T. Proto

Vice President and Chief Institutional Advancement Officer

Vice President and Chief Institutional Advancement Officer Matthew T. Proto is responsible for leading admissions, advancement, communications, and first-year financial aid for the College. Prior to joining the Colby community in May 2015 he served as assistant dean of admissions at Stanford University. Proto has benefited from working in multiple admissions roles, having served as director of scholar selection for the Morehead-Cain Scholars program, associate director of admission and college counseling at Choate Rosemary Hall, and assistant director of admission at Yale University. A graduate of Yale University, Proto earned a master of liberal studies degree at Wesleyan University and a doctorate in educational leadership at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

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Jacqueline Terrassa

Carolyn Muzzy Director of the Colby College Museum of Art

Jacqueline Terrassa is the Carolyn Muzzy Director at the Colby College Museum of Art where she is responsible for leading one of the country’s most notable academic museums, setting strategy, raising the museum’s visibility, and expanding its impact for Colby, our local Waterville and regional communities, and audiences who find value in the museum’s content and educational mission. Terrassa works closely with colleagues across the institution as well as with the Museum’s Board of Governors, partners, and community leaders to realize the goals of the museum for mutual benefit. The Colby Museum counts with a distinguished collection, exhibitions, publications and academic, public and community engagement programs, as well as with the Lunder Institute for American Art, an incubator for pathbreaking collaborative research, artistic practice and mentorship in the field. From her role at Colby, she advocates for the value of art and artists in our society and seeks opportunities to expand equitable access to cultural resources, build and enrich communities with the arts as catalyst, and empower people to think critically, produce new knowledge, imagine, and create. Prior to joining the Colby Museum in August 2020, she served as the Woman’s Board Vice President for Learning and Public Engagement at Art Institute of Chicago and held leadership and education positions at The Metropolitan Museum of Art; Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago; the Smithsonian’s Freer and Sackler Galleries; the University of Chicago’s Smart Museum of Art; and the Hyde Park Art Center. From 2011 to 2015 she co-directed the Museum Education Division of the National Art Education Association. She has worked on projects with a range of artists and written about artists and approaches to museum-based engagement. Born and raised in Puerto Rico, she received her BFA at Washington University, St. Louis, Missouri, and her MFA at the University of Chicago.

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Nicole Trufant

Vice President and Chief Financial Officer

As vice president and chief financial officer, Nicole Trufant oversees the College’s finance strategies and operations, including investments, student financial services and planning, budget management, and information technology services. Prior to Colby, she served as senior vice president of finance and administration at the University of New England. Trufant is chair of the National Association of College and University Business Officers (NACUBO), the leading national professional organization dedicated to promoting best practices among higher education business and finance professionals. A certified public accountant, Trufant graduated magna cum laude from the University of Southern Maine with a B.S. in accounting and a B.A. in sociology. She received an M.S. in management from New England College and a certificate in executive management from Harvard University’s Graduate School of Education.

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Richard Y. Uchida

Vice President, General Counsel, and Secretary of the College

As vice president, general counsel, and secretary of the College, Richard Uchida ’79 is the principal liaison to the Board of Trustees and promotes, facilitates, and supports governance practices across the College to further its long-range strategic interests. He also serves as the College’s chief legal affairs officer, representing the College on legal and regulatory issues, providing a range of legal and risk management services, and overseeing the College’s work with outside counsel. Prior to Colby, Uchida was a partner in Hinckley, Allen & Snyder, a law firm with offices in Concord, N.H., Boston, Hartford, Albany, New York City, and Providence. He was vice chair of Colby’s Board of Trustees, past chair of the Educational Policy Committee, and vice chair of the Athletics Subcommittee. He earned his law degree from the University of New Hampshire School of Law, formerly Franklin Pierce Law Center, where he was an adjunct professor and a trustee until the merger with UNH. He was a member of Colby’s 2013 presidential search committee.

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Michael D. Wisecup

Vice President and Harold Alfond Director of Athletics

As vice president and Harold Alfond Director of Athletics, Mike Wisecup oversees Colby athletics and recreational sports. Prior to joining Colby, Wisecup served 20 years in the U.S. Navy as a SEAL officer. Mike is a graduate of the U.S. Naval Academy and earned an M.B.A. from the Indian Institute for Technology and Management in Mumbai, India in 2009.

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Julie K. Wood

Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer

As vice president and chief human resources officer, Julie Wood is responsible for helping to elevate Colby's workplace culture and championing the College's expanding and diverse workforce. She oversees the development and execution of the College's people strategy including recruitment and hiring, engagement and retention, benefits, compensation, training and development as well as employee relations and employment risk management. Prior to joining Colby in 2022, she served as chief people officer for Crowe LLP, a global leader in accounting, consulting and technology, for nearly 17 years. She has over 35 years of experience across a variety of industries. She earned her undergraduate degree in business psychology from Miami University in Oxford, Ohio.

Current Trustees

M. Jane Powers ’86, Chair of the Board
Chief of Staff, Executive Vice President for Strategic Initiatives, Fenway Health
Susan E. Boland ’83, Vice Chair of the Board
John J. O’Neil III ’77, Vice Chair of the Board
Retired Managing Partner, National Development, LLC (2024)
William L. Alfond ’72, LL.D. ’19
Director, Dexter Enterprises Inc. (Life Trustee)
Brenda A. Allen
President, Lincoln University (2025)
Armando Bengochea
Senior Program Officer, The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation (2025)
Joseph F. Boulos ’68, LL.D. ’09
Chairman, Boulos Asset Management (Life Trustee)
Christian M. Brunet ’01
Global Head of Human Resources, Brown Brothers Harriman & Co. (2026)
Alexander K. Buck Jr. ’78
President, Horizon Foundation Inc. (2023)
Sara J. Burns ’79
Retired President and Chief Executive Officer, Central Maine Power Company (2023)
William R. Cotter, LL.D. ’00
Retired President, Oak Foundation; President Emeritus, Colby College (Life Trustee)
James B. Crawford ’64, LL.D. ’05
Retired Chairman, Carbones Inter-Americanos S.A. (Life Trustee)
James H. Crook Jr. ’78, P’11
Nancy Donahue ’88, P’18
Coy R. Dailey ’01
Director of Equity and Community Engagement, The Brearley School (2024)
Eric M. DeCosta ’93
Executive Vice President and General Manager, Baltimore Ravens (2025)
Robert E. Diamond Jr. ’73, LL.D. ’08, P’12
Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Atlas Merchant Capital (Life Trustee)
Jacklyn D. Dinneen ’05
Deputy Chief of Staff, Peace Corps (2025)
David S. Epstein ’86
Meteorologist, WBZ-TV (2025)
Sarah E. Eustis ’96
Strategic Partnership Director, Inside Track (2025)
James A. Forese, P’16, ’18
Independent non-executive Director, HSBC (2023)
Michael L. Gordon ’66
Cofounder and Chief Executive Officer, Angelo Gordon & Company (Life Trustee)
David A. Greene P’20, ’24
President, Colby College
Tionna C. Haynes ’15
Director of Special Education, Urban Preparatory Charter Bronzeville High School (2025)
Robert R. Hoopes Jr. ’89, P’20, ’24
President, VOX Global and General Manager, Fleishman Hillard Washington DC (2024)
Michael E. Koester ’94
Partner and Managing Director, Merchant Banking Division, Goldman Sachs and Company (2023)
Seth W. Lawry
Advisory Partner, Thomas H. Lee Partners, L.P. (2023)
Miguel Leff ’98
Attorney at Law, Law Office of Miguel Leff (2026)
Paula Crane Lunder, D.F.A. ’98, GP’24
Kenilworth, Inc. (Life Trustee)
John F. Lyons ’85, P’22
Film Editor, Producer/Independent Motion Pictures and Film Professional (2024)
Richard M. McVey, P’12, ’16
Chief Executive Officer and Chairman, Market Axess Holdings, Inc. (2024)
Timothy S. O’Donnell ’87
Retired President and Chief Executive Officer, OmniClaim, Inc. (2024)
Jeffrey N. Packman ’88, P’21
Principal, Packman Biopharma Consulting (2026)
David Pulver ’63, P’93
President, Cornerstone Capital, Inc. (Life Trustee)
Eric S. Rosengren ’79, P’12
Visiting Professor, Golub Center for Finance and Policy at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (2024)
Marieke H. Rothschild P’16
Carl A. Smith ’91, P’26
Jessica D’Ercole Stanton ’92, P’24
Joerose Tharakan ’08
Director of Partner Development, Strategic Global Partnerships, Microsoft (2026)
Amy E. Walter ’91, Litt.D. ’17
Owner, publisher, and editor-in-chief, The Cook Political Report with Amy Walter (2025)
Laura P. Ward P’19 ’22
Tanya E. Williams P’20
Joshua C. Woodfork ’97
Executive Director, Office of the President and Vice President from Strategic Planning and Institutional Diversity, Skidmore College (2026)

Trustees Emeriti

Richard L. Abedon ’56
Carol M. Beaumier ’72
Leslie Dougherty Biddle ’89
Robert W. Burke ’61, P’83
Levin H. Campbell, P’81
1982-1990, 1991-1999
E. Michael Caulfield ’68
Julie Sands Causey ’85
Ann Marie Connolly P’07
Rebecca Littleton Corbett ’74, P’09, Litt.D. ’18
John R. Cornell ’65, P’91, ’96
James E. Cowie ’77
Andrew A. Davis ’85, LL.D. ’15
John B. Devine Jr. ’78, P’06
Gerald Dorros Sc.D ’01, P’93, ’96, ’98, ’01
Steven M. Earle ’79
Robert M. Furek ’64 P’00
Robert Sidney Gelbard ’64 LL.D ’02, P’03
Anne Ruggles Gere ’66
Jerome F. Goldberg ’60, GP’16
William H. Goldfarb ’68, P’00
1985-1993, 1994-2002, 2003-2009, 2010-2016
Rae Jean Braunmuller Goodman ’69, P’03
Peter G. Gordon ’64
Deborah England Gray ’85
Todd W. Halloran ’84
Eugenie Hahlbohm Hampton ’55, P’80, ’81
Peter D. Hart ’64, LL.D. ’85
1989-1993, 1995-1999
Ellen Brooks Haweeli ’69
Nancy Spokes Haydu ’69
Shaquan Huntt ’13
Emma J. James ’04
Nancy Joachim-Ventura ’98
Audrey Hittinger Katz ’57
Colleen A. Khoury ’64
1995-2003, 2004-2012
Harry F. Krensky ’85, P’20 ’22
Beverly Nalbandian Madden ’80, P’15
1986-1992, 1994-2002
David M. Marson ’48, P’75, GP’07, ’11
William J. Montgoris P’99
1999-2007, 2008-2015
Betsy L. Morgan ’90
Paul A. Nussbaum P’94
Kate P. Lucier O’Neil ’85
Randy C. Papadellis ’79, P’14, ’18, Vice Chair
Patricia Rachal ’74
Kathleen Pinard Reed ’86, P’14, ’17, M.D.
Lou Richardson Rhyne ’67
Catherine Roosevelt ’89
William J. Rouhana Jr. ’72, P’01, ’04
Peter M. Rouse ’68, LL.D. ’13
Robert A. Rudnick ’69
William J. Ryan P’00, GP’16, ’18
Robert Sage ’49
1974-1986, 1987-1993
Richard R. Schmaltz ’62, P’87, GP’15, ’24
1976-1982, 1986-1995, 2001-2009
Moses Silverman ’69
Dilan V. K. Siritunga ’92
Edward A. Snyder ’75
Paul G. Spillane Jr. ’79, P’08
Albert Stone ’51, GP’10, ’14, ’17, ’18, ’19
W. Clarke Swanson Jr.
Michael S. Sylvester ’63
M. Anne O’Hanian Szostak ’72, Chair
1974-1982, 1995-2002
Charles Terrell ’70, Litt.D. ’21
Sunil H. Thakor ’99
Barbara Howard Traister ’65
Beth Brown Turner ’63
1989-1992, 1993-1996
Richard Y. Uchida ’79
Allan van Gestel ’57, P’84, ’00
Peter A. Vlachos ’58
Nancy Greer Weiland ’65, P’93
Anne Clarke Wolff ’87
2002-2010, 2015-2021
John R. Zacamy Jr. ’71
1992-2001, 2002-2003
Sheri B. Bronstein ’90, Co-Chair
Chief Human Resources Officer, Bank of America, (2023)
Ryan E. Connolly ’07
First Vice President, Private Wealth Advisor, Morgan Stanley Private Wealth Management (2026)
Charles T. Diamond ’12
Attorney, City of New York (2026)
Joan M. Fortin ’88
Chief Executive Officer, Bernstein Shur, (2024)
R. David Genovese IV ’89
Chief Executive Officer, Baywater, (2025)
Marlene B. Goldman ’70
Emerita Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Dartmouth Medical School (2026)
Mark W. Hubbert ’79
Business Control Leader, Wells Fargo Advisors/Client Relationship Group, (2025)
Corley B. Hughes ’98
Chief Financial Officer, SonderMind, (2025)
Lisa C. Kaplan ’13
Founder, The Alethea Group (2026)
Tucker Kelton ’07
Director, Charles River Realty Investors, (2024)
Delva A. King ’77
Sharon F. Matusik ’86
Dean and Professor of Strategy and Entrepreneurship, Leeds School of Business, University of Colorado, (2025)
Dana L. McClintock ’93
Chief Communications Officer, Argus Capital Group (2026)
Andra T. Ofosu ’07
Director in the US Sales team, Aspect Capital, (2025)
Teresa K. Olsen ’01
Assistant Vice President and Director of Career Services, Colgate University, (2025)
Graham A. Powis ’90, P’23, Co-Chair
Senior Capital Markets Advisor, Brookline Capital Markets (2024)
Jennifer Alfond Seeman ’92, P’21 ’22
Co-Founder, Art2You, (2025)
Jason Soules ’93
Founder and Managing Director, EHS Partners, LLC, (2023)
Jeremy P. Springhorn ’84, P’19 ’22
Chief Business Officer, Syros Pharamaceuticals, Inc., (2025)
Kebba Tolbert ’94
Associate Head Track & Field Coach, Harvard University (2026)
Benjamin W. Thorndike ’78
Managing Director, Head of Infrastructure Investor Relations, John Hancock, (2024)

Colby College Museum of Art Museum Board of Governors – Spring 2022

Karen Linde Packman ’88, P’21 Chair of the Board
Hilary Barnes Hoopes ’89, P’20, ’24 Vice Chair of the Board
Joan L. Alfond LL.D. ’19
Richard Blanco Litt.D. ’14
Mary K. Bush
Whitney Dayton Brunet ’01
James B. Crawford ’62, LL.D. ’05
James A. Ffrench ’85, P’21
Nancy Gardiner P’13
Michael L. Gordon ’66
Susannah Gray P’22
Carolyn L. Greene P’20, ’24
Geoffrey L. Hargadon
Séan Alonzo Harris
Alice J. Kang P’21
Julia Lo ’14
Marjorie J. Lunder
Lisa Marie Marin
Lynn McKinley-Grant ’69
John Pelosi P’19, P’23
Theresa Secord
Jennifer A. Seeman ’92, P’21, ’22
Mark Taylor ’89
Seth A. Thayer Jr. ’89
Adam D. Weinberg, D.F.A. ’07
Sarah Workneh
Kayla Zemsky ’09

Life Members

Barbara L. Alfond P’92, GP’21, GP’22, GP’22
Theodore B. Alfond P’92, GP’21, GP’22, GP’22
Paula Crane Lunder, D.F.A. ’98, GP’24
Peter H. Lunder ’56, D.F.A. ’98, GP’24

Board of Governors Emeriti

William R. Cotter, LL.D. ’00
Daphne Cummings P’90
Gabriella De Ferrari P’03, Litt.D. ’08
Alex Katz, D.F.A. ’84
William G. Tsiaras ’68, P’03

Ex Officio

Dean Allbritton
Marta E. Ameri
Denise Bruesewitz
David A. Greene P’20, ’24
Margaret McFadden
Véronique B. Plesch
Jacqueline Terrassa
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