Thank you for your participation in the 2020 Alumni-Elected Trustee Ballot!

Lisa Waller '87Lisa Waller '87 PhD has been confirmed by the Oberlin College Board of Trustees to serve a four-year term as a result of the 2020 Alumni Trustee Election. Lisa is the Head of School at the Berkeley Carroll School, a PK3-12 independent school in Brooklyn, NY. Previously, she served as the Assistant Head of School and Director of the Dalton School. Learn more about Lisa.

The Trustee Search Committee seeks to expand its pool of potential candidates (college and conservatory) for future elections. If you wish to suggest a candidate, please complete the online nomination form. Nominations are appreciated, as is your participation in the process.


Oberlin is unusual among liberal arts colleges in that six of the 29 to 37 seats on its Board of Trustees are filled through direct election by alumni. Alumni have a unique opportunity to elect trustees who will join a Board that is mindful of the traditions and heritage of the institution and whose current members take their important fiduciary responsibilities very seriously.

All Oberlin graduates are eligible to cast a vote for an alumni-elected trustee, a tradition that dates back to 1878. Each alumni-elected trustee serves a four-year term, with the terms staggered to allow for at least one election each year. The candidate receiving the most votes will be declared elected for a four-year term starting July 1, 2020. A vote is an affirmation of the Oberlin tradition and confirmation of your support for Oberlin. It costs nothing but has immense value.

Even if you believe all candidates are qualified for a position on the Board of Trustees and will serve Oberlin College well in the coming years, please take the time to review their credentials and vote. Your vote counts!


Voting Procedures

Any person upon whom the college has conferred a degree is eligible to participate in this election. Ballots are currently available for eligible voters. Please return printed ballots to:

Oberlin Alumni Association
Oberlin College
173 W. Lorain St.
Oberlin, OH 44074-9988

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