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.