By Sam Colt
Kenyon’s Board of Trustees will convene for their annual winter meeting this week with the express goals of passing a budget for the College and hearing presentations from the board’s subcommittees. The board also expects to hear from the College on the issue of housing costs, a topic raised by students at the last board meeting in October.
Unlike most Board meetings, which are held on campus, the winter meeting’s location rotates between off campus venues. This year’s winter meeting will be hosted by Alan Rothenberg ’67, who lives in San Francisco.
“[The location] is reflective of the Board’s being very mindful of the demographics of the school moving in a westerly direction,” said Board Chairman Barry Schwartz ’70 in a previous interview with the Collegian.
Although snowstorms have affected millions of Americans this week, Schwartz said board members unable to make it to San Francisco by Thursday, when the meeting begins, would be able to participate by phone.
The Board’s main goal for the meeting will be the approval of a new budget. “The budget conversation is important,” Schwartz said.
Additionally, the College will present potential solutions to the problem of unequal housing costs. “I expect to hear from the administration on [housing],” Schwartz said. Any action the Board takes will likely affect seniors first, who are most eligible to live in more expensive apartment-style housing.