In 2019, Concord Academy’s Board of Trustees voted to make Kim Williams P’08 ’14 a life trustee. She joined a select group of only five others — John E. Abele P’86 ’87 ’90, GP’18 ’19; Kathleen “Kitty” Fisk Ames ’65, P’95; Marion Freeman ’69; John Moriarty, P’02 ’05 ’07; and Linden Havemeyer Wise ’70 — who have had an exceptional, lasting influence on the school in being given this distinction.
After joining CA’s board in fall 2009, Williams served as its president from 2013 to 2018. Her five years in that role will be remembered, Head of School Rick Hardy said in a speech in October honoring her, as “a time of extraordinary progress for the school, a time when CA challenged itself to reach higher, and never to be complacent about its progress.”
Current Board of Trustees President Fay Shutzer ’65 celebrated Williams for the “remarkable and unprecedented” momentum she generated for CA. Not only did Williams preside over the completion of the CA Labs science center, but she also championed the CA Houses initiative, whose culmination in the dedication of the William M. Bailey Commons was being celebrated.
Kim Williams P’08 ’14, life trustee, speaking about the Bailey Commons at the CA Houses Unlocked celebration on October 4.
Having spent the majority of her professional career in investment management and retired in 2005 as senior vice-president and partner of Boston-based Wellington Management, Williams remains a vocal advocate for women in business. In April 2018, Williams delivered that year’s Davidson Lecture at Concord Academy on that topic.
Williams lives in Newbury, Mass., with her husband, Trevor Miller. They are the proud parents of Alexander ’08, Ben ’14, and Rebecca ’14.
On June 3, Concord Academy honored the class of 2022 in the Academy Garden, celebrating the accomplishments and promise of the newest members of CA’s alumnae/i community. A damp morning didn’t subdue the spirits of the 102 members of CA’s 98th graduating class. And in her Commencement address, Trelane Clark ’92, P’22 advised them to embrace gratitude, grace, and greatness.
As the 2022 Centennial Hall Fellow, Rashaun Mitchell ’96, a dancer, choreographer, educator, and mentor, shared his artistry and life story at Concord Academy this spring. “I’m not
working with narrative; I’m not working with music,” he said at a dance demonstration at CA. “We’re really trying to understand what is happening in the body when we’re dancing and how we can expose the mechanics of the creation.”
Nick Hiebert, 2018–2021 Katherine Carton Hammer ’68 Chair, Presents on Connection, Collaboration, and Community
On May 5, CA English teacher Nick Hiebert shared how he had benefited from holding the Katherine Carton Hammer ’68 Endowed Faculty Chair over the past three years. The support, Hiebert said, gave him time and space “to realize how much I am made, sustained, and inspired by other people.”