Dartmouth Approves Funding for Building Projects

Wednesday, June 13, 2018

Hanover — Dartmouth College trustees have approved funding for a handful of building projects on campus, including $5.5 million for a rowing training facility, which is awaiting approval from the Hanover zoning and planning boards.

The trustees, who met over commencement weekend, also signed off on $28.4 million for a new academic building with faculty office and research space to replace Dana Hall, the college said on its website. They also approved spending $8.2 million to expand parking in the so-called West End of campus and to reconstruct Old Tuck Drive. Another $3.8 million will be used to extend campus utilities to the West End.

Four new trustees also joined the board: Jeffrey M. Crowe, a 1978 graduate and managing partner of Norwest Venture Partners in the Bay Area; Eileen Chamberlain Donahoe, class of 1981, the executive director of the Global Digital Policy Incubator at Stanford University, and a U.S. ambassador to the U.N. Human Rights Council in Geneva during the Obama administration; Elizabeth Cahill Lempres, a senior partner emeritus at McKinsey & Company who graduated from Dartmouth and the Thayer School of Engineering in 1983 and 1984, respectively; and Christopher Lord, a 1986 Dartmouth graduate who is co-founder of Criterion Capital Management in San Francisco.

They replace outgoing trustees Annette Gordon-Reed, a Pulitzer Prize-winning historian; journalist Morton Kondracke; consumer-products executive and investor John Replogle; and former banker Peggy Epstein Tanner.