About the Olin College President’s Council

The President's Council is a group of distinguished advisors from diverse backgrounds who have volunteered their time to counsel the president on a full range of issues relating to innovation in education, including curriculum, student life, administration and finance, governance, admission and other topics important to the college. The council meets twice annually, in the Fall and the Spring.  

President's Council Members

John E. Abele
Elizabeth G. Armstrong
James E. Ashton
William F. Ballhaus Jr.
Vince Bertram
Sunand Bhattacharya
Kim Bottomly
Lori Breslow
Al Bunshaft
Brandon Busteed
Joseph J Caruso
Elizabeth Coleman
Carol Dahl
Jeannie H. Diefenderfer
Charles Fadel
Jerry Fiddler
Woodie Flowers
Domenico Grasso
Kerry Healey
Lois Juliber
David Kelley
David S. Lintz
Amory Lovins
Eric Mazur
Jan Morrison
Sherri C. Oberg
Mark Papermaster
Elizabeth P. Powell
Gill Pratt
Susan M. Puglia
Felicenne H. Ramey
Melanie Roberts
Mark E. Russell
Jamil Salmi
Leonard A. Schlesinger
Tina Seelig
Eileen Shapiro
Ralph S. Sheridan
Ralph Z. Sorenson
Randy Swearer
Shuzaburo Takeda
Tony Wagner
Jeffrey J. Wilcox
Ken Zolot


May 2018 PC Meeting Presentations


New Engineering Education Transformation
Ed Crawley, Ford Professor of Engineering at MIT [1:05:53]

Designing Your LIfe



Upcoming Meetings

The topic for these meetings are framed in a white paper that is authored by President Miller and distributed in advance of the meeting. Guest speakers are often invited to address the council. The format recently changed to a one-day event with a reception at the end of the day.

  • May 9, 2019
  • October 17, 2019
  • May 7, 2020
  • October 15, 2020