Wheaton College is governed by the Board of Trustees, a 32-member volunteer board that holds fiduciary responsibility for the college. The Board includes the president of the college, Michaele Whelan, who serves as an ex officio member.
The college’s president is responsible for overseeing all aspects of the institution’s administration and leads the President’s Council, composed of college officers and senior leaders, who are responsible for managing day-to-day operations.
Michaele Whelan, an experienced and energetic higher education leader and a scholar of English literature, took office as the ninth president of Wheaton College on January 1, 2022. In her leadership roles, Whelan has excelled at collaboratively developing academic programs that address evolving curricular and student needs while strategically advancing the institutions she has served.
Throughout her career, she has developed a reputation for increasing academic and inclusive excellence and equity through a broad array of initiatives. She is credited with encouraging a culture of collaborative pedagogy, fostering innovation in teaching, supporting research and creative work, deepening connections of the liberal arts with the professions, and expanding opportunities for global education.
Board of Trustees
Wheaton College is governed by the Board of Trustees, a 32-member volunteer board that holds fiduciary responsibility for the college.
Office of the President
The college’s president is responsible for overseeing all aspects of the institution’s administration and leads the President’s Council.
The President’s Council is a deliberative body that works collaboratively with the President to realize the vision of the College and to address the strategic issues and challenges facing the college.
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A midsummer’s update from campus
An update from President Whelan to Wheaton College alumni, parents and families.
Reflecting on the overturning of Roe v. Wade
Wheaton remains committed to social justice and seeks to foster a diverse, safe and healthy community where each individual’s rights are respected and their contributions…
New Provost and Vice President of Academic Affairs
The appointment of Touba Ghadessi, an early modern historian of art and of anatomy and an advocate for the humanities, as Provost and Vice President…