March 7, 2022
Beverly Wyse P’15 has been named Chair of the Olin College Board of Trustees. Her tenure began in October 2021 following the retirement of longtime Chair Ken Stokes P’12.
Wyse has a history of dedicated service to Olin. She has been an Olin Trustee since 2014 and served as the Board’s vice chair in 2020-21. Wyse chaired the presidential search committee that in 2020 appointed Olin’s second president, Dr. Gilda A. Barabino. She is the co-chair of the committee which explored the feasibility of creating an on-campus residence for the Olin president. She is also on the Inauguration Steering Committee, planning the May 2022 inauguration of President Gilda Barabino.
“I am honored and delighted to begin my tenure leading the Olin Board of Trustees at this exciting time in Olin’s history, as we prepare for the Inauguration of President Gilda Barabino,” said Wyse. “I have been deeply invested in the College since my son enrolled as a first year in 2011, and since then I have been committed to help Olin grow and evolve its leadership within higher education engineering. I look forward to continuing working with the trustees and President Barabino as Olin enters its next chapter.”
Wyse has over 30 years of leadership experience in the Aerospace industry. She recently retired from Boeing, where she held a variety of roles including President of Shared Services, and General Manager of the 767, 737 and 787 programs.
In addition to her role on the Olin Board of Trustees, Wyse is currently focused on non-profits that she is passionate about, serves on various Boards and is a consultant to a number of international companies.
Wyse serves on the Board and is the Lead Independent Director for Heroux-Devtek Inc., a company specializing in in the design, development, manufacture, integration, testing and repair and overhaul of landing gear, actuation systems and components for the global aerospace market. Wyse is also a strategic advisor in the aerospace sector to Arcadis, a multibillion-dollar infrastructure company.
She is on the Board of InvestigateWest, an award-winning news organization that does deep investigative reporting in the Pacific Northwest. She also serves on the Board of IperionX, a sustainable metals processing technology company that is focused on bringing US based titanium sustainable mining and processing to the United States.
Wyse has a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering and a master’s degree in business administration, both from the University of Washington in Seattle.