Head of College’s Office Staff

Office hours: 8:30 am to 5:00 pm Monday through Friday

Head of College’s Office Phone:
Phone: (203) 432-0720
Fax: (203) 432-0732
OM Phone: (203) 432-2004
Head of College: margaret.clark@yale.edu
Head of College’s Assistant: reese.mcleod@yale.edu
Operations Manager (OM): deborah.bellmore@yale.edu
Mailing Address:
Trumbull College Head of College’s Office
P.O. Box 208219
New Haven, CT 06520
Campus Address:
Trumbull College Head of College’s Office
241 Elm Street
New Haven, CT 06511

Who’s Who

At the head of the college is Margaret Clark. In her role as chief administrative officer, she sets the college’s intellectual and cultural tone, just as she is responsible for students’ physical safety and well-being. Together with the Associate Head of College, she oversees and cultivates the college’s social life, hosting study breaks, Master’s Teas, trips, and other events. The Head of College and Associate Head of College live in the college, in the Trumbull house, where many events are coordinated.

The Operations Manager ensures the smooth functioning of the college. In addition to coordinating its events and maintaining its facilities, the OM oversees the college’s finances, serves as a liaison between the college and the business office, and supervises special projects.

Supporting the Head of College is the Trumbull Office Senior Administrative Assistant, who handles the day-to-day business in the Trumbull Office. While coordinating with the staff in staging the college’s events, the Senior AA works especially closely with students and the TCC in support of their many activities.

The Trumbull Aides staff the front desk of the Trumbull Office and help students and visitors with the million questions they bring to the office. The aides can help with scheduling a room, getting keys, signing out a DVD or board game, or registering a party.


Head of College

Professor Margaret Clark, Ph.D. (margaret.clark@yale.edu) is the Head of Trumbull College and a faculty member in the psychology department of Yale College and Yale Graduate School.  Her research focuses on the nature of emotion, its social functions, and processes that characterize well (and poorly) functioning close relationships. She is president elect of the Society of Experimental Social Psychology, an advisor to the Swiss National Science Foundation and Israel’s Bi-national science foundation, and a senior editor of Psychological Science.  At Yale she teaches courses on emotions and relationships and welcomes undergraduates who wish to become involved in research in her lab.  She also serves on a number of committees for the university and as the Graduate Vice President of Yale’s chapter of Phi Beta Kappa.  She lives in Trumbull College with her husband, Fred Polner. Their children Elizabeth and Michael who are currently in graduate school join them in the Trumbull house during vacations.  In Trumbull, Margaret serves as the freshman adviser for those students interested in psychology and enjoys interacting with all Trumbull students and supporting them in reaching their goals.

Associate Head of College

Attorney Frederick Polner, J.D. is Associate Head of Trumbull College.  He is an attorney specializing in communications law, academic publishing, internet, and copyright issues.  He is a sailor and skier, loves jazz and plays the drums.  In Trumbull, Frederick serves as a freshman adviser for some of the students interested in the legal field, helps organize the Trumbull Teas, and joins in many of the activities of the college.

Operations Manager

Deborah (Deb) Bellmore (deborah.bellmore@yale.edu) is the Trumbull College Operations Manager. She is a native of New Haven and grew up in the East Rock section. She and her family (Mike, Michael, Caroline and Jenna) spent 5 ½ years in Oklahoma and 4 years in the Marshall Islands while her husband worked as a research meteorologist. He was an alum of the Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies MFS’86. She holds a BA in English and Economics and has worked at Yale for 20 plus years including the Council of Masters office and the Oral History, American Music project. Deb enjoys gathering with family and friends over home cooked Italian food. The Bellmore clan also consists of 3 cats, Benny, Lua and Charlie that are all rescues.

Trumbull Senior Administrative Assistant II

Reese McLeod (reese.mcleod@yale.edu)  Reese McLeod, MPA, is the Trumbull College Senior Administrative Assistant. She is an active member of the Working Women’s Network, The Yale African American Affinity Group, and the NAACP, among many other organizations. She loves helping, volunteering, and advocating within her community. She is a writer and fitness lover and loves cooking new dishes. Reese is also a dog mom to a cute Yorkie named Duck.