Carolynne served on the Oliverian Board of Trustees from 2010-2014, and continues to support Oliverian through her dedication to the advisory committee. Carolynne received her B.A. at the University of California, Davis, and her M.A. at the University of California, Berkeley. She worked as a teacher and guidance counselor at an independent school in Oakland, California, before becoming a Dean at Dartmouth College in Hanover, New Hampshire. While at Dartmouth, she served as Class Dean, Assistant Dean of the College, and Assistant Dean of Residential Life. In her capacity as assistant Dean, she developed a curriculum for tobacco, alcohol and drug education. Along with the Oliverian Board of Trustees, Carolynne currently serves on the Useppa Island Board of Governors and the Selanta Family Project, an organization that creates new families for Ethiopian orphans. She has co-authored three books in connection with her Selanta Family Project work. She enjoys art, travel, and spending time with her children and grandchildren. She and her husband, Paul Beisswenger, a medical doctor and Professor of Medicine at Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center, live in Hanover, New Hampshire and Useppa Island, Florida. She has four grown children, Adam, Rebecca, Ben and Christopher, and two grandchildren.