College Board Members Nominate Three New Trustees

NEW YORK —Three new nominees to the 31-member governing board of the College Board were selected by the Committee on Nominations and voted on at the Annual Meeting of the Members on Wednesday, October 24, 2018, during the College Board Forum in Dallas, Texas.

Barbara Gill, Associate Vice President for Enrollment Management, University of Maryland, College Park, Maryland, will begin her term as chair for the 2018–2022 term. Douglas L. Christiansen, Vice Provost for University Enrollment Affairs, Dean of Admission and Financial Aid, and Associate Professor of Public Policy and Higher Education, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, Tennessee has finished his tenure as chair. Ronné Turner, Vice Provost for Admissions and Financial Aid, Washington University in St. Louis, St. Louis, Missouri, will begin her two-year term as vice chair.

The following candidates were elected to serve on the Board of Trustees from 2018 to 2022:

  • Anne Houtman, Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs, Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology, Terre Haute, Indiana
  • Ariela Rozman, Co-Founder, EdNavigator, New Orleans, Louisiana
  • MJ Knoll-Finn, Vice President for Enrollment Management, New York University, New York, New York
  • Judy White, Trustee Superintendent, Riverside County Office of Education, Riverside, California

“It is an extraordinary privilege to step into this position, and I look forward to continuing to advance our work of creating access and opportunity for all students,” said Barbara Gill. “As chair, among my priorities is to further engage early-career professionals across K-12 and higher education.”  

Gill has been highly engaged with the College Board since she first joined the Middle States Regional Council in 1998. As a seasoned and highly respected enrollment leader, her insights and contributions proved to be extremely valuable to the council. Since her time on the Regional Council, she has continued to serve as a member leader, moving to the Counseling and Admission Assembly Council, which she chaired, then to the Board of Trustees. Her commitment and passion for education and the College Board’s work comes through in her contributions and guidance, and she continues to represent and advocate for members.  

The Board of Trustees administers the not-for-profit organization with guidance from three national assemblies and six regional assemblies. The College Board Trustees are responsible for assisting in legal and fiduciary decisions; approving the mission, strategic goals, and objectives of the organization; establishing policies; and advising those responsible for the management of the organization. Each assembly provides the College Board with guidance on the issues and College Board activities.

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