About the Speaker William A. Plapinger ’74 Chair, Vassar College Board of Trustees
William A. Plapinger, a member of Vassar College's first fully co-educational freshman class, has served as chair of the college's Board of Trustees since 2006. Plapinger became Of Counsel to Sullivan & Cromwell at the beginning of 2014, following 27 years as a partner of the firm. Plapinger is a Commissioner on the U.S.-U.K. Fulbright Commission (having been appointed by the U.S. Ambassador to Great Britain to two three-year terms), is a member of the National Board of The Posse Foundation, and is a Director of the American School in London Foundation (having been a member of the Board of Trustees of the 1,350 student (K-12) American School in London from 1996 through 2012). He is also a member of the Board of Directors of the Conference of Board Chairs of Independent Liberal Arts Colleges, and was a member of the President’s Commission of Wheaton College (Norton, MA) from 2010 to 2014. In addition, he is a member of the Atlantic Council.