The Board of Colby-Sawyer College has elected two new trustees who began their terms on July 1, 2023. Amy Hedison has been appointed to a three-year term. Caroline Barry ’16 is a Winton - Black Trustee, which is a role for alumni who have graduated within the past ten years, and she will serve a one-year term.
Amy Hedison became involved with the college in the summer of 2022, after attending a college event at Lake Sunapee. She is a graduate of Princeton University and Dartmouth’s Tuck School of Business. Amy owns a consulting firm, ASH Consulting, that provides business development, strategic planning and communications strategy to small companies in the energy, technology and life sciences/healthcare sectors. Previously, she’s held positions in the fields of biomedical research, genetics research and cancer research. Amy is currently involved with the Ausbon Sargent Land Preservation Trust and the Lake Sunapee Protective Association, among several other not-for-profit organizations in the New London region. She also serves on the board of directors of GLOBALCURES, a nonprofit medical research organization that repurposes existing non-patentable drugs for use in cancer treatment.
Student mental health is an issue of particular interest to Amy. "I am honored to be joining the Board of Trustees of Colby-Sawyer College,” she said. “This appointment allows me the opportunity to work directly on two of my passions: sustaining the availability of a liberal arts education for today's high school graduates, and understanding and building upon CSC's efforts in improving access to mental health services for our young people, who are experiencing mental health challenges in ever increasing numbers."
Amy and her husband Harry reside in New London. Together, they have three grown daughters.
Caroline Barry has an extensive relationship with Colby-Sawyer College. As an undergraduate, she served as Editor-in-Chief of the Colby-Sawyer Courier, an Admissions Student Ambassador and a member of the a cappella group, CSC Riffed. She received the Baccalaureate Award for the media and communications major during Commencement weekend in 2016, and she was appointed an inaugural member of the School of Arts and Sciences Advisory Board in 2020. After graduating, she has remained engaged with the Colby-Sawyer community, participating in alumni events and regularly contributing to the Colby-Sawyer Fund.
Professionally, she has held roles in marketing and communications at several companies, and is currently the marketing and communications manager at Mass General Brigham Innovation. Caroline shared that she is thrilled to have been asked to take on a leadership role at the college, despite still being at an early stage of her career. “A huge part of the college experience is the memories made with your fellow classmates and finding yourself in the mix of a new chapter in your life,” she said. “I want every student at Colby-Sawyer College, no matter their background, to be able to have success in their adventure. Everyone deserves an equal opportunity to excel during this stepping stone for their future.”
The college’s Board of Trustees includes individuals who represent a variety of backgrounds. The primary role of the trustees is to provide fiduciary and strategic guidance for the institution. Their focus is on ensuring that students of the future receive an educational experience that is at least the same as, if not better than, what is offered today. More about the current Board of Trustees may be found here.