Board of Trustees Welcomes New Members

In May, Scripps College elected five new members to its Board of Trustees, two of whom are College alumnae.

KALPANA SINGH RHODES ’95 studied social ethics at the University of Southern California after majoring in religious studies at Scripps. She is currently a founding partner with Trestle Energy, a renewable, low-carbon fuel provider. She is currently active with the ACLU, FIRST Robotics, and Cottonwood Institute. She resides in La Jolla, California, with her husband, Jamie, and their four children.

CHERYL SCHEIDEMANTLE, parent of Sara Elaine Scheidemantle ’17, is an instrumental music instructor and conductor at Polytechnic School in Pasadena. She received her bachelor’s degree in music from Willamette University before earning her master’s at the Juilliard School and her PhD in violin performance at New York University. She has been active on several boards, including those of the Los Angeles Children’s Chorus and the Music Teachers Association of California. In 2004, she cofounded Suzuki Talent Education of Pasadena.

DAVID R. SCHEIDEMANTLE, also parent of Sara Elaine Scheidemantle ’17, is president and managing partner of Scheidemantle Law Group P.C. in Pasadena. He earned his bachelor’s degree in music from the Juilliard School before pursuing law at Fordham University. From 2009 until 2012, Scheidemantle was chair of the Board of Trustees of the Los Angeles Children’s Chorus; he currently serves on the board of the Los Angeles Master Chorale. In 2014, he cofounded the Scripps-Scheidemantle Legal Internship for Rising First-Years, a program that awards entering students with summer internships.

TORI SEPAND ’15, an organizational studies major while at Scripps, is the new Recent Graduate Trustee elect. As a student, she served as an intern in the Office of the Board of Trustees. During her senior year, she was a student representative on the Office of Black Student Affairs Advisory Committee, and in 2015 she became the first recipient of the College’s Bekki Lee Memorial Scholarship Endowment Fund, awarded to a student who demonstrates an interest in furthering the Scripps mission through her efforts to support education, access, and inclusion. Sepand resides in Seattle, where she is a recruiter for Amazon’s Talent Acquisition Development Program.

LINDEN HAVEMEYER WISE, parent of Lucie Wise ’18, is an attorney in New York City, where she has served as counsel to the Metropolitan Museum of Art since 1982. Wise earned her bachelor’s degree from Yale University and her law degree from Columbia University Law School. She is also trustee of the Chapin School in New York as well as a life trustee and former board chair of the Concord Academy in Concord, Massachusetts. Her husband, D. Scott Wise, is partner and senior counsel at Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP.


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