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Presidential Council for College Events

Council Formed for Campus-Wide Event Oversight

The Presidential Council for College Events will guide and oversee Macalester’s events strategy to ensure that campus-wide, recurring events of special significance to the college (Commencement, Reunion, Orientation, etc.) are well-coordinated, effective, and run as smoothly as possible. This group will collaborate to ensure event planning and execution are streamlined, sustainable, and equitable.

The Council will also evaluate and make recommendations for non-recurring events that don’t meet standard guidelines and protocols, such as requests to waive rental fees, events that include celebrity or political guests and speakers, etc.

The Council is not charged with implementing specific events; instead, it serves to put frameworks in place to facilitate successful and replicable events. All space reservations and initial event questions should continue to flow through EMS and the Reservations and Event Planning Dept.  

The full charter of the Council can be found here.

Council members: 

  • Academic Affairs: Assistant Provost Marga Miller 
  • Admissions and Financial Aid: AVP of Admissions and Financial Aid Brian Lindeman
  • Advancement/Special Events: Director of Special Events Kate Frampton (co-chair)
  • Advancement/Communications: Interim Assistant Vice President Communications and Marketing Rebecca R. DeJarlais Ortiz 
  • Athletics: Associate Athletic Director for Internal Operations Steve Murray
  • Event Operations: Event Operations Supervisor Claire Edwards
  • Facilities Services: AVP of Facilities Services Nathan Lief (co-chair)
  • Faculty Advisory Council Chair: Professor Julie Dolan
  • Finance: AVP for Finance Dave Berglund
  • Information Technology Services: Associate Director Academic Tech Services Tamatha Perlman
  • Institutional Equity: Chaplain/Associate Dean Kelly Stone
  • President’s Office: Chief of Staff Sara Suelflow
  • Student Affairs: Assistant Dean of Students Angela Walker

Committee Email: [email protected]