Smith College Welcomes Lile Gibbons to Board of Trustees


Lile Gibbons

Greenwich resident Lile Gibbons was elected to The Smith College Board of Trustees. Gibbons and other six new members began their governance duties on July 1.

Lile R. Gibbons ’64 describes the four prongs of her adult life as family, community, politics and Smith. Gibbons was elected to the Connecticut General Assembly six times and served for 12 years as a state legislator from Greenwich, retiring as an assistant minority leader in 2013. Before being elected to the General Assembly, Gibbons was active in both local and state education, chairing the Greenwich Board of Education and serving as a member of the Connecticut Board of Higher Education. She also served on numerous nonprofit boards in Greenwich and continues as a board member for Audubon Connecticut. A 1964 graduate of Smith, she remains active with the college: Past president of her local Smith Club, she is also a past director of Smith’s Alumnae Association and served as a panelist at Smith’s Women’s Global Leadership forum in October 2012. She is currently co-chair of the President’s Library Roundtable at Smith. Gibbons is a retired trustee of the John A. Hartford Foundation in New York City and is on the board of the Rasmuson Foundation in Anchorage, Alaska.

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