In light of the serious health concerns related to the spread of COVID-19, Wheaton made the decision to alter our operations and move to remote course instruction and student engagement for the remainder of the spring semester. In conjunction with this decision, all on-campus and off-campus events are being suspended until further notice and we will be exploring the use of remote technology to deliver event programming virtually when possible.

The spring meeting of the President’s Commission is scheduled for Friday, April 24, 2020 and in lieu of an on-campus meeting, we hope you will join a virtual group discussion that day from 9-10:30 a.m. EST. Once details have been finalized, we will send an invitation out with the specifics. In the meantime, please hold this date and time on your calendars.

If you already made reservations at the Courtyard Marriott Boston Foxborough/Mansfield, please contact the hotel directly to cancel at 1-800-321-2211 or 508-543-5222.

If you have any questions in regard to the April discussion, please contact Pam Vaz at or Jean McCutcheon at Thank you again for your understanding. Wishing you good health during this challenging time.

About the President’s Commission

The President’s Commission, established in 1989, is a distinguished group of alumni, parents and friends of Wheaton College appointed to serve as advisors to the president in matters of institutional development and issues of importance in higher education. Members of the President’s Commission are selected for their expertise, interest in higher education and special commitment to Wheaton.

Advisory in nature, the President’s Commission plays a particularly important role in bringing an external perspective to matters of policy and planning that concern Wheaton College. As Wheaton continues to fulfill its strategic plan for academic excellence and financial equilibrium in an intensely competitive environment, the college requires new kinds of knowledge and unprecedented efforts to create uncompromising standards of educational quality, to enhance public and constituent awareness of Wheaton and to provide and garner financial support and expertise to strengthen the institution.

President’s Commissioners serve a three-year term and are asked to attend two meetings each year on campus; one in the fall and the other in the spring. These meetings, usually concentrating on one issue, include discussions with the president and other senior administrators, as well as with trustees, faculty, staff and/or students. Members of the President’s Commission serve as a sounding board for the campus community, applying their expertise from their professional, volunteer and family experiences and their perspectives as committed alumni, parents and friends of Wheaton.

For more information on the President’s Commission, send an email to