Last Look: Lisa Christensen, Marlboro College
FS: How many employees do you have?
FS: Do you have any employees strictly devoted to fundraising?
LC: Yes, four.
FS: Can you tell us whether or not your success with the U.S. News & World Report America’s Best Colleges rankings has affected your development efforts, or your being named one of the 40 colleges in the book Colleges That Change Lives?
LC: We have stopped participating in the U.S. News & World Report survey, because we feel the quality of the experience our students receive and bring to the college is impossible to present solely in a numbers-based system. We’re not opposed to using rankings to describe the strength of Marlboro’s program, but a strictly numeric system does not accurately reflect the academic achievements and success of Marlboro students.