October 17, 2006

To Members of the Bowdoin Community:

I am pleased to announce the promotion of Paula Volent to Senior Vice President for Investments at Bowdoin College.

Paula has been at Bowdoin since 2000, and has been the administrative officer at the College responsible for the investment and management of our endowment.  Working closely with the investment committee of the trustees, Paula has achieved superb results for the College.  Our endowment performance through investments over the past five years is at the very highest level of performance of colleges and universities across America and the world.

Prior to joining Bowdoin in July 2000, Paula was a Senior Associate at the Yale Investments Office, collaborating on the management of the Yale endowment in addition to working with David Swenson on the writing of the book, “Pioneering Portfolio Management.”  In 1996 Paula worked in the Investments Office of the Getty Trust in Los Angeles, California.

Paula has a BA from the University of New Hampshire.  She graduated with a Master’s Degree in Art History from the Institute of Fine Arts at New York University in 1987 and received her Certificate in Conservation from the Conservation Center at NYU in 1988.  In addition to establishing a private conservation studio in Los Angeles, Paula has worked as a paper conservator at the New York Historical Society, the San Francisco Palace of Fine Arts, the LA County Museum of Art, the Getty Conservation Institute, and the National Gallery of Art in Washington, DC.  Paula entered the Yale School of Management in 1995, receiving her MBA in 1997.  Paula is a Chartered Financial Analyst.  She serves as an Advisory Member on the Investment Committee for the Foundation for the American Institute for Conservation; a Member of the Investment Committee for the Mitchell Institute; a Trustee of the Maine Coast Heritage Trust, and an Alumni Ambassador for the Yale School of Management.

Please join me in congratulating Paula for her fantastic service to Bowdoin.

Barry Mills