Committees

Fall Planning Groups

Oversight:

Operations TEAM

  • Led byPaula JohnsonPresident
  • Dave ChakrabortyAssistant Vice President, Facilies Management and Planning
  • Marianne CooleySecretary of the Board & Assistant Vice President
  • Sheilah HortonVice President & Dean of Students
  • Tara MurphyChief Communications Officer
  • Piper OrtonVice President for Finance and Administration and Treasurer
  • Karen PetrulakisGeneral Counsel
  • Ravi RavishankerChief Information Officer & Associate Provost
  • Andrew ShennanProvost and & Lia Gelin Poorvu ’56 Dean of the College
  • Carolyn SlabodenChief Human Resources Officer

People:

Health and Safety Team

Work to enhance the health and safety of campus spaces for living, learning, and working for students, faculty, and staff by adopting best practices for testing, cleaning, PPE, campus density, and travel and visitor policies.

  • Led byKaren PetrulakisGeneral Counsel
  • Carol BateSenior Associate Dean of Students
  • Casey BayerDirector of Media Relations
  • Marianne CooleySecretary of the Board & Assistant Vice President
  • Don ElmoreProfessor of Chemistry
  • Sheilah HortonVice President & Dean of Students
  • Suzanne HowardDirector, Environmental Health and Safety
  • Ravi RavishankerChief Information Officer & Associate Provost
  • Carolyn SlabodenChief Human Resources Officer
  • Beth Uhl-IsraelRisk Manager
  • with consultation fromJenn SchwartzMedical Director of Health Services and Sports Medicine

Human Resources Team

Develop policies supporting a phased return to the workplace, which includes the continuation of remote work where possible and staggered on-campus schedules to minimize workplace density and potential contacts. Educate faculty and staff regarding the processes and policies for addressing individual health and safety concerns, and develop cross-training protocols to support increased absences.

  • Led byCarolyn SlabodenChief Human Resource Officer
  • Casey BayerDirector of Media Relations
  • Marianne CooleySecretary of the Board & Assistant Vice President
  • Karen PetrulakisGeneral Counsel
  • Lisa RodenskyProfessor of English
  • Andrew ShennanProvost & Lia Gelin Poorvu ’56 Dean of the College
  • Beth Uhl-IsraelRisk Manager
  • Ravi RavishankerChief Information Officer & Associate Provost
  • with consultation fromJim WiceDirector of Accessibility and Disability Resources

Places:

Campus Facilities Team

Assess issues related to living, teaching, and working spaces as we bring faculty, staff, and students back to campus.

  • Led byDave ChakrabortyAssistant Vice President, Facilies Management and Planning
  • Rhonna BolligAssociate Director for Residential Life & Coordinator of Community Standards and Integrity
  • Marianne CooleySecretary of the Board & Assistant Vice President
  • Suzanne HowardDirector, Environmental Health and Safety
  • Mike LaneDirector of Operations, Facilities Management and Planning
  • Michelle MaheuDirector of Planning, Design, and Construction
  • Megan NúñezDean of Faculty Affairs & Professor of Chemistry
  • Ravi RavishankerChief Information Officer & Associate Provost
  • Carolyn SlabodenChief Human Resources Officer
  • Cathy SummaAssociate Provost & Director of the Science Center
  • Helen WangDirector of Residence Life & Housing

Programs:

Academic PLANNING TEAM

Design an academic calendar and program, with appropriate supports, that provides the greatest flexibility to Wellesley while delivering excellent in-person and remote learning, as well as making co-curricular opportunities available on campus and virtually for all our students.

  • Led byAndrew ShennanProvost and & Lia Gelin Poorvu ’56 Dean of the College
  • Paula JohnsonPresident
  • Carol BateSenior Associate Dean of Students
  • Susan BrennanAssociate Provost & Executive Director of Career Education
  • Tracy GleasonProfessor of Psychology
  • Michael JeffriesClass of 1949 Chair in Ethics & Associate Professor of American Studies
  • Erin KonkleProgram Director, Civic Engagement
  • Diana Lam ’20
  • Tara MurphyChief Communications Officer
  • Megan NúñezDean of Faculty Affairs & Professor of Chemistry
  • Piper OrtonVice President for Finance and Administration and Treasurer
  • Ravi RavishankerChief Information Officer & Associate Provost
  • Lisa RodenskyProfessor of English
  • Casey RothschildNorma Wilentz Hess Associate Professor of Economics
  • Ann VelenchikDean of Academic Affairs
  • Helen WangDirector of Residence Life & Housing

Student Services and Supports Team

Develop a plan that coordinates the services and academic and social supports needed for students living on campus or attending classes remotely. Services include the residential program, dining, transportation, and health; supports include retention initiatives, student code of conduct, health, counseling, and wellness.

  • Led bySheilah HortonVice President & Dean of Students
  • Sandra AcevedoStudent Care Coordinator
  • Lisa BarbinDirector Public Safety & Chief of Campus Police
  • Keira BunnDirector of Marketing Communications
  • Robin Cook-NoblesDirector, Counseling Services
  • Peter EastmentDirector Faculty Housing and Transportation
  • Bethany EllisDirector of Athletics & Chair of Dept. of Physical Education, Recreation and Athletics
  • Michael JeffriesClass of 1949 Chair in Ethics & Associate Professor of American Studies
  • Julie JordanDirector of Dining Services
  • Liz MandevilleDirector, Career Exploration and Experiential Learning
  • Jackie MarquezDean of Religious and Spiritual Life
  • Ayana McCoyAssistant Director, Science Center
  • Ines Maturana SendoyaAssociate Dean of Students for Inclusion and Engagement
  • Cynthia SongMental Health Clinician, Cross Cultural Specialist
  • Joy St. JohnDean of Admission and Financial Aid
  • Sarah StaleyAssociate Director of Talent Management and Development
  • Riva StephensNurse Practitioner
  • Lori TenserAssociate Dean for Academic Integration and Advising
  • Monica VerityPERA Assistant Professor of the Practice
  • Helen WangDirector of Residence Life & Housing
  • Allie WeinbergDirector of Student Wellness
  • with consultation fromJim WiceDirector of Accessibility and Disability Resources

Ad Hoc Student advisory group

Share thoughts and feedback with committee members throughout the planning process.

  • Karen Alvarez ’22
  • Regina Gallardo ’23
  • Sarah Sanson Hernandez ’21
  • Madison Lee ’21
  • Tatiana Ivy Moise ’21
  • Aisling Novick ’23
  • Shreya Parjan ’21
  • Chantal Valdivia ’22
  • Abigail Webster ’22
  • Angel Xu ’23