Working Groups

Working Groups

Four working groups developed recommendations for each of the four key areas. These groups, led by faculty and staff co-chairs, included faculty, staff, and students whom we selected on the basis of their demonstrated interest in thinking both creatively and strategically about the future of the College. Together, they represent an invaluable range of perspectives, skills, and expertise.

Liberal Arts

  • Michael Jeffries
    Co-chair; Class of 1949 Professor in Ethics; Professor of American Studies; Dean of Academic Affairs
  • Kristina Jones
    Co-chair; Director, Wellesley College Botanic Gardens; Adjunct Assistant Professor of Biological Sciences
  • Amy Banzaert
    Lecturer in Engineering; Director of Engineering Studies
  • Tracey Cameron

    Assistant Dean of Intercultural Education; Director of Harambee House

  • Don Elmore
    Professor of Chemistry
  • Corinne Gartner
    Associate Professor of Philosophy
  • Melanie Graves ’21
  • Karen Lange
    Associate Professor of Mathematics
  • Phung Ninh ’20
  • Jim Noggle
    Marion Butler McLean Professor in the History of Ideas; Professor of English 
  • Jennifer Pollard

    Executive Director and Associate Provost, Wellesley Career Education

  • Lisa Rodensky ’84
    Professor of English 
  • Jessica Ricker
    Dean of Admission
  • Sarah Staley
    Director of Talent Management and Development

Wellesley in the World

  • Carol Bate
    Co-chair; Senior Associate Dean of Students 
  • Anjali Prabhu
    Co-chair; Margaret E. Deffenbaugh and LeRoy T. Carlson Professor in Comparative Literary Studies
  • Laura Adamczyk ’87
    Senior Development Officer
  • Pat Berman
    Theodora L. and Stanley H. Feldberg Professor of Art
  • Stacie Goddard
    Professor of Political Science; Faculty Director, Madeleine Korbel Albright Institute for Global Affairs
  • Peggy Levitt
    Luella LaMer Slaner Professor in Latin American Studies; Professor of Sociology 
  • Kathryn Mackintosh ’03
    Executive Director of the Alumnae Association
  • Liz Mandeville ’04
    Director of Exploration and Experiential Learning, Career Education
  • Layli Maparyan
    Executive Director of the Wellesley Centers for Women
  • Tara Murphy
    Chief Communications Officer
  • Jenny Musto
    Associate Professor of Women’s and Gender Studies 
  • Vicky Ncube ’21
  • Smitha Radhakrishnan
    Luella LaMer Associate Professor of Women's Studies; Professor of Sociology 
  • Esmé Stribling-Hough ’20
  • Jennifer Thomas-Starck
    Director of International Studies

Organization and Governance

  • Erin Konkle
    Co-chair; Program Director, Civic Engagement, Career Education
  • Casey Rothschild
    Co-chair; Norma Wilentz Hess Associate Professor of Economics
  • James Battat
    Associate Professor of Physics
  • Casey Bayer
    Director of Media Relations
  • Heather Bryant
    Lecturer in the Writing Program
  • Jennifer Ellis
    Clerk of the Committee on Faculty Appointments
  • Tiffany Garcia ’21
  • Diana Lam ’20
  • Erich Hatala Matthes
    Associate Professor of Philosophy; Director, the Camilla Chandler Frost ’47 Center for the Environment 
  • Ryan Quintana
    Associate Professor of History
  • Ravi Ravishanker
    Chief Information Officer and Associate Provost
  • Inés Maturana Sendoya
    Associate Dean of Students for Inclusion and Engagement
  • Andrea Sequeira
    Professor of Biological Sciences


  • Carlos Ramos
    Co-chair; Professor of Spanish
  • Heather Woods ’97
    Co-chair; Associate Chief Information Officer
  • Caroline Alt ’21
  • Dan Brabander
    Frost Professor in Environmental Science; Professor of Geosciences
  • Robin Cook-Nobles
    Director of Counseling Services
  • Debra DeVaughn ’74
    Director of Gift Planning
  • Bethany Ellis
    Director of Athletics; Chair of the Department of Physical Education, Recreation and Athletics
  • Rebecca Garcia

    Dean of the Class of 2023 (M-Z), WellesleyPlus and Wellesley First

  • Katie Hall ’84
    Distinguished Senior Lecturer in Physics
  • Soo Hong
    Whitehead Associate Professor of Critical Thought; Associate Professor of Education
  • Marisa Jaffe ’95

    Assistant Vice President for Development

  • Olivia Massie ’22
  • Megan Núñez
    Nan Walsh Schow ’54 and Howard B. Schow Professor in the Physical and Natural Sciences; Professor of Chemistry; Dean of Faculty Affairs
  • Sarah Staley
    Director of Talent Management and Development
  • Kalau Tanaka-Pesamino ’20
  • Sarah Wall-Randell ’97
    Associate Professor of English