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Dartmouth College. Board of Trustees

 

Biography

The Board of Trustees of Dartmouth College was created as "one body corporate and politick" by the charter of Dartmouth College, 13 December 1769, comprising twelve members, including the President of the College and the Governor of New Hampshire as ex officio members. The Board first met in Keene, New Hampshire, 22 October 1770, and consisted of Sir John Wentworth, Gov. of New Hampshire, the Rev. Eleazar Wheelock, President of Dartmouth College, Theodore Atkinson, George Jaffrey, Daniel Pierce, Peter Gilman, William Pitkin, Benjamin Pomeroy, James Lockwood, Timothy Pitkin, John Smalley, and William Patten.

Dartmouth’s Board of Trustee is responsible for oversight of the financial, administrative, and academic affairs of the College, including the appointment and evaluation of the President, long-range strategic planning, maintaining the academic quality of all the degree programs, ensuring the excellence of the faculty and the quality of the student experience, approving operating and capital budgets, managing the endowment, leading fundraising efforts, setting tuition and fees, and approving major policy changes.

Over the years, the number of “elected” Trustees (i.e., Trustees in addition to the President and the Governor) and the overall size of the Board have varied. The Charter originally set the number of elected trustees at ten. In 1961, the New Hampshire legislature and the Board approved a Charter amendment increasing the number of elected Trustees to 14, and amended again in 1967 to omit the New Hampshire residency requirement for any members of the Board. In 2003, the Board voted to increase the number of elected Trustees to 20. Two of those new Board seats has been filled, bringing the current size of the Board to 18 (16 “elected” Trustees, the Governor, and the President of the College.) Today, as it has since 1970, the Board elects a Chair separate from the President of the College.

Among the major actions of the Board were the establishment of professional schools in Medicine (1797), Engineering (1867) and Business (1900); resolutions in 1876 and 1891 allowing for alumni nominations of some candidates for Trustee; the November 22, 1971, resolution making the undergraduate college coeducational; and the November 1989 decision to divest from companies doing business with South Africa.

Found in 355 Collections and/or Records:

Abel Underwood request for delay of payment

 Collection
Identifier: Mss 824466
Mss 824466
Date(s): 1824-08-16
Abstract

In English.

Alpheus Crosby letter

 Collection
Identifier: Mss 849440
Mss 849440
Date(s): 1849-07
Abstract

In English.

Alpheus Crosby request

 Collection
Identifier: Mss 847426
Mss 847426
Date(s): 1847-07-26
Abstract

In English.

Amos Tuck suggestions for Trustees

 Collection
Identifier: Mss 863423
Mss 863423
Date(s): 1863-07-23
Scope and Contents

Suggestion by Amos Tuck to the Trustees to appoint committee to study resolutions of Merrimack County Conference of Congregational Churches, Hanover. Committee members are Tuck, Nathaniel Bouton and Ira Allen Eastman. Will report on action to be taken.

Articles of neglect

 Collection
Identifier: Mss 806478
Mss 806478
Date(s): 1806-08-28
Abstract

In English.

Asa McFarland letter

 Collection
Identifier: Mss 797473
Mss 797473
Date(s): 1797-08-23
Scope and Contents

Letter from Asa McFarland of Hanover, N.H. to Dartmouth College Trustees in which he declines to serve another year as a tutor in the University.

Barnabus Perkins letter

 Collection
Identifier: Mss 785309
Mss 785309
Date(s): 1785-05-09
Abstract

In English.

Benjamin Darling letter

 Collection
Identifier: Mss 811478.1
Mss 811478.1
Date(s): 1811-08-28
Scope and Contents

Letter from Benjamin Darling in Hanover, New Hampshire to President and Trustees of Dartmouth College with a petition for abatement of College bill which were billed to him during the time he was not a member of the College.

Benjamin Darling letter

 Collection
Identifier: Mss 813474.3
Mss 813474.3
Date(s): 1813-08-24
Scope and Contents

Letter from Benjamin Darling of Hanover, New Hampshire to Dartmouth College Trustees with a petition for redress of grievances concerning charges for tuition and other expenses whicle he was expelled from College.

Bennet Tyler letter

 Collection
Identifier: Mss 828369.1
Webster Mss 828369.1
Date(s): 1828-06-19
Abstract

In English.

Bennet Tyler report

 Collection
Identifier: Mss 828469.1
Mss 828469.1
Date(s): 1828-08-19
Abstract

In English.

Bennett Tyler letter

 Collection
Identifier: Mss 828470
Mss 828470
Date(s): 1828-08-20
Abstract

In English.

Board of Trustees Meeting extract

 Collection
Identifier: Mss 781518
Mss 781518
Date(s): 1781-09-18
Scope and Contents

The Board in Hanover confers degrees on several men.

Board of Trustees of Dartmouth College letter

 Collection
Identifier: Mss 789475
Mss 789475
Date(s): 1789-04-25
Abstract

In English.

Calvin Ellis Stowe letter

 Collection
Identifier: Mss 832471.1
Mss 832471.1
Date(s): 1832-08-21
Abstract

In English.

C.B. Haddock letter

 Collection
Identifier: Mss 820474
Mss 820474
Date(s): 1820-08-24
Abstract

In English.

Certificate of books ordered by the Trustees of Dartmouth College for the Library

 Collection
Identifier: Mss 822504.1
Mss 822504.1
Date(s): 1822-09-04
Abstract

In English.

Charles Bishop Goodrich deed

 Collection
Identifier: Mss 834116.1
Mss 834116.1
Date(s): 1834-01-16
Abstract

In English.

Charles Brickett Haddock report

 Collection
Identifier: Mss 833469
Mss 833469
Date(s): 1833-08-19
Abstract

In English.

Church Committee report

 Collection
Identifier: Mss 805490.1
Mss 805490.1
Date(s): 1805-08
Abstract

In English.

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