Board Meetings

The President and the Chair of the Board of Trustees provide a summary of the Board’s actions and activities after each meeting of the Board. Those summaries are available below.

  • Spring 2021 Board Meeting Summary
    The Bates Board of Trustees held its spring meeting virtually on Friday, May 7, 2021. Every standing committee of the Board met virtually over the course of the preceding weeks to conduct their work. A major focus of this meeting was once again the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and its impact on the Bates community, operations,…
  • Winter 2021 Board Meeting Summary
    The Bates Board of Trustees held its winter meeting virtually on Friday, February 5, 2021. The meeting followed more than a week of virtual meetings of almost every standing committee of the Board. The COVID-19 pandemic was the primary focus of the February meeting. Trustees heard updates on planning for the winter semester and engaged…
  • Fall 2020 Board Meeting Summary
    The Bates Board of Trustees held its fall meeting virtually on Friday, October 30, 2020. The ongoing global COVID-19 health crisis—and its impact on the Bates community—were the primary focus of the October meeting, as Trustees heard updates on campus progress and planning and engaged in readings on the long-term strategic implications of the pandemic….
  • Spring 2020 Board Meeting Summary
    The Bates Board of Trustees held its spring meeting virtually on Friday, May 1, 2020, after most standing committees of the Board met virtually throughout April to conduct their work. The ongoing global COVID-19 health crisis—and its impact on the Bates community—were the primary focus of the May 1 meeting, as Trustees continued the discussions…
  • Winter 2020 Board Meeting Summary
    The Bates Board of Trustees held its winter meeting in Cambridge, Massachusetts from January 30 through February 1, 2020. The meeting was an offsite retreat designed to help the Board: (1) develop a shared understanding of the external landscape facing the college in the near-to-mid term; (2) explore the strengths and differentiators of a Bates…
  • October 2019 Board Meeting Summary
    The Bates Board of Trustees was on campus for its fall meeting on October 24 through October 26, 2019. Each of the twelve Board committees met to discuss ongoing initiatives and college business and a number of topics were covered during plenary sessions. The October meeting was the first at which John Gillespie ’80, P’13,…