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Board of Trustees

The Board of Trustees is Macalester’s overall governance body. The board does not actively manage the college on a daily basis but delegates that responsibility to the president. The board’s primary responsibilities are to hire and evaluate the president; set broad policy and goals for the college and evaluate its performance against those goals; actively participate in fund raising and philanthropic support to advance the college’s mission; approve the president’s tenure decisions; and oversee college financial affairs and investments.


Carrie Norbin Killoran ’94 P’27, Chair
Rebecca B. “Becca” Van Dyck ’91 P’24, Vice Chair
Robin Jackson Colman ’78, Vice Chair
Gloria Perez ’88, Secretary
Amy Pahl ’90, Treasurer


Carrie Norbin Killoran ’94 P’27, Chair
  • Carrie Norbin Killoran ’94 P’27, Chair
  • President, GM PSA and Aurora St. Luke’s Medical Center, Advocate Aurora Health; Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Kofi Amoo-Gottfried ’01
  • Kofi Amoo-Gottfried ’01
  • Chief Marketing Officer, DoorDash; South Orange, New Jersey
S D “Decker” Anstrom ’72
  • S D “Decker” Anstrom ’72
  • Retired Media Company Chairman/CEO; Former Ambassador; Washington, DC
Jennifer Brahm P’20
  • Jennifer Brahm P’20
  • Community Volunteer; San Francisco, California
Karen J. Brasel ’87
  • Karen J. Brasel ’87
  • Professor of Surgery, Division of Trauma, Critical Care and Acute Care Surgery, Oregon Health and Science University; Lake Oswego, Oregon
Robin Jackson Colman ’78
  • Robin Jackson Colman ’78
  • Retired Vice President, Compensation and Benefits, eBay; Pasadena, California
Jerry Crawford ’71
  • Jerry Crawford ’71
  • Senior Partner, Crawford Law Firm; Des Moines, Iowa
The Honorable Michael J. Davis ’69
  • The Honorable Michael J. Davis ’69
  • Senior United States District Judge, United States District Court; Minneapolis, Minnesota
Mihir Desai ’90
  • Mihir Desai ’90
  • President and Chief Executive Officer, Dexis Incorporated; Washington, DC
Edward G. “Ed” Deutschlander ’93 P’22
  • Edward G. “Ed” Deutschlander ’93 P’22
  • Chief Executive Officer, Northstar Resource Group; Lakeway, Texas
Thomas Dohrmann ’92
  • Thomas Dohrmann ’92
  • Senior Partner, McKinsey & Company; Washington, DC
Edward Donkor ’04
  • Edward Donkor ’04
  • Managing Director, Apax Partners; New York, New York
Matthew K. “Matt” Entenza ’83
  • Matthew K. “Matt” Entenza ’83
  • Founder, Entenza Law Firm PLLC; Saint Paul, Minnesota
Broderick C. “Rick” Grubb ’73
  • Broderick C. “Rick” Grubb ’73
  • Owner, BRK Insurance Group, LLC; New Orleans, Louisiana
Patricia E. “Liz” Hume ’92
  • Patricia E. “Liz” Hume ’92
  • Attending Physician, San Francisco Free Clinic; Mill Valley, California
Aukse Jurkute ’98
  • Aukse Jurkute ’98
  • Managing Director, Equity Capital Markets, Bank of America; London, United Kingdom
D. Christian “Chris” Koch ’87
  • D. Christian “Chris” Koch ’87
  • Chief Executive Officer, The Carlisle Companies, Inc.; Scottsdale, Arizona
Seth J. Levine ’94
  • Seth J. Levine ’94
  • Co-Founder and Principal, Foundry; Longmont, Colorado
Sonny Lulla ’93
  • Sonny Lulla ’93
  • Co-Founder and Managing Member, Franklin Park; Pasadena, California
Dana Mortenson
  • Dana Mortenson
  • Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer, World Savvy; Minneapolis, Minnesota
Amy Pahl ’90
  • Amy Pahl ’90
  • Principal and Consulting Actuary, Milliman; Hampton, Minnesota
Gloria Perez ’88
  • Gloria Perez ’88
  • Chief Executive Officer, Women’s Foundation of Minnesota; Minneapolis, Minnesota
Suzanne M. Rivera (ex officio)
  • Suzanne M. Rivera (ex officio)
  • President, Macalester College; St. Paul, Minnesota
Tyler Robinson ’93
  • Tyler Robinson ’93
  • Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP; London, United Kingdom
Paul J. Strand ’71
  • Paul J. Strand ’71
  • Retired Dean, College of Arts and Letters, San Diego State University; San Diego, California
Gregory A. “Greg” Thompson ’84
  • Gregory A. “Greg” Thompson ’84
  • Executive Director, Corporate Communications & Public Affairs, Health Care Service Corporation; Chicago, Illinois
Rebecca B. “Becca” Van Dyck ’91 P’24
  • Rebecca B. “Becca” Van Dyck ’91 P’24
  • Former Chief Operating Officer, Meta Reality Labs; Palo Alto, California
Annette Mortinson Whaley ’75
  • Annette Mortinson Whaley ’75
  • Community Volunteer; Mendota Heights, Minnesota
Zia Yusuf ’91
  • Zia Yusuf ’91
  • Senior Advisor, Boston Consulting Group; Palo Alto, California

In Memoriam

Theodore D. “Ted” Clement ’06
  • Theodore D. “Ted” Clement ’06
  • Attorney – Real Estate/Land Use Practice, Fried Frank; New York, New York

Macalester Trustee Theodore D. “Ted” Clement passed away on January 5, 2024. A member of the Class of 2006, Ted joined Macalester’s Board of Trustees in 2019 and served as chair of the Board’s Governance Committee beginning in 2023. Ted was a generous supporter of Macalester through gifts to the Macalester Fund and the David A. Lanegran Geography Fund. He also volunteered for the college as an admissions interviewer, an alumni chapter leader, and a member of his Reunion planning committee. Ted was committed to values that Macalester holds dear including expanding access to educational opportunities for future generations.

2023-2024 Board of Trustees Liaisons

Justin Brandon ’00, Alumni Board Liaison
Raleigh, North Carolina

Bobbie Pennington ’24, Student Liaison
Mbabane, Eswatini

Renée Ryan P’25, Parent Council Liaison
Seattle, Washington