At the May 2008 meeting of the Board of Trustees, Robert Riggs retired after four years as board chair and was named an honorary trustee.
John Hill, (shown at right with Robert Riggs), a trustee since 2001, was elected chair of the board. He cites a fundraising campaign, now in the planning stages, as one of his major priorities: “We have to make every effort to ensure access to Sarah Lawrence for all aspiring students, regardless of their economic circumstances.” He has lived in Bronxville for 32 years.
Carol Christ, Mark Goodman ’83, and Wendy Lipp joined the Board of Trustees.
Carol Christ has been the president of Smith College since 2002. She began her career in higher education at the University of California, Berkeley, where she was English professor, dean of humanities, and executive vice chancellor, among other positions.
Mark Goodman ’83 served as a trustee from 1988 to 1992 and 1995 to 2003. He is a litigation partner at Debevoise & Plimpton, where his practice focuses on white collar criminal defense and commercial litigation. He is a former federal prosecutor.
Wendy Lipp serves on the boards of the Mount Kisco Day Care Center; Dance Inc., an organization that assists retiring ballet dancers in finding new professions; and the Bari Lipp Foundation. Since earning her BA from Williams College, she has taken several courses at Sarah Lawrence.
In addition, Nancie Cooper MFA ’04 was named a vice chair of the board, and Marjorie Leff Miller ’53 was named an honorary trustee.