Carol Thompson

Carol ThompsonAfter receiving a B.A. from the University of Michigan in 1962, Carol spent two years in Oxford, England, and then returned to become a Head Resident at Radcliffe College with her husband, a Harvard graduate student. Following the Radcliffe work she entered a lifelong career in academic administration, working primarily at Princeton and Harvard Universities. Her primary work at Harvard culminated in serving as Associate Dean for Academic Affairs, in the Faculty of Arts and Sciences, where she was responsible for academic planning as well as faculty recruitment, retention, and development. In 2001, following her work in Arts and Sciences, she served for three years as a Senior Adviser to the Executive Dean of the Harvard Kennedy School, where among other responsibilities she oversaw the Kennedy School’s successful bid for accreditation by the leading public policy accrediting organization.

In 2003 Carol joined the Monadnock Conservancy board of trustees where she chaired the Stewardship Committee, served as Vice President, and then President of the board. She is a member of the Harris Center for Conservation Research and the Society for the Protection of NH Forests.

Carol is an avid birder and has a lifelong passion for outdoor life and land conservation. She and her husband Dennis split their time between Jaffrey, NH, and Cambridge, MA.