Biographical / Historical
The President and Fellows of Middlebury College, also referred to as the Middlebury College Board of Trustees, has been the single governing entity of Middlebury College since its establishment in November 1800. As of 2013, the Board can consist of 35 members, including the President. It exercises fiduciary care for all programs, operations, and commitments undertaken by Middlebury. The work of the Board of Trustees shall be vested in nine bodies of the Board: the Prudential Committee, five Standing Committees, and three Boards of Overseers, with each Trustee serving on one Standing Committee and one Board of Overseers. Each of these bodies will be chaired by a member of the Board, and supported by a Designated Senior Administrative Officer (appointed by the President), who will work with the Chair and the President to develop the agenda and make available to the Committee/Overseers all relevant documentation and data. The Board will hold three regular meetings each year, including the Annual Meeting in May. These meetings will normally take place in Middlebury, Vermont in October, February, and May. The October, February, and May meetings will include
meetings of the Standing Committees and of the Boards of Overseers of all Middlebury programs. The Board receives reports each year from its own committees and from the President of the College and the Treasurer of the College, among others.