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Society Governance

The Executive Committee of the Hume Society, 2019

The Executive Committee consists of ten members. Nine are elected by the membership of the Society to staggered three-year terms, so that in principle three are elected each year. The Executive Vice President-Treasurer is appointed by the Executive Committee to a five-year term and serves on the Committee ex officio.


Current Term of Office 2019-2021
Alison McIntyre Wellesley College
Katharina Paxman Brigham Young University
Lewis Powell University of Buffalo (SUNY)
Current Term of Office 2018-2020
Margaret Watkins* Saint Vincent College
Jennifer Smalligan Marušić Brandeis University
Andre Willis Brown University
Current Term of Office 2017-2019
Corliss Swain, President St. Olaf College
Ángela Calvo de Saavedra* Pontificia Universidad Javeriana
Aaron Garrett* Boston University

*Not eligible for re-election at end of current term.

Emily Kelahan (Illinois Wesleyan University) is
Executive Vice President-Treasurer for 2019-2023.


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  • Constitution of the Hume Society
  • Advertising Policy
  • Executive Committee Membership (since 2001)
  • Committee Membership Archive 1974 to 2000 (incomplete)
  • The Hume Society receives institutional support from Illinois Wesleyan University and from St. Olaf College.
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