Alumni Council News September 2015 Clarke

Dear Class of 1960 Members:

Hard as it is to believe, it will soon be autumn in Hanover and in late October, I will be returning to the College to attend the 211th meeting of the Dartmouth Alumni Council. As your representative on the Council, which will meet from Oct. 22-24, I wanted to reach out to solicit any topics you would like me to bring up for discussion during the weekend.  If you have questions about Dartmouth as it begins a new academic year, or ideas of your own about the College, please send them my way. I’d be pleased to get them in front of the right people, whether in Dartmouth’s administration or its alumni leadership.

The weekend’s conversations and events will include:

  • Remarks by President Philip J. Hanlon ’77
  • An update from the Chair of the Board of Trustees, Bill Helman ’80
  • Presentations by Provost Carolyn Dever, Dean of the College Rebecca Biron, and Vice Provost for Student Affairs Inge-Lise Ameer
  • A case study focusing on the Hood Museum which will allow us to learn about how a capital project advances at Dartmouth -- as well as the different parties involved in making the Museum  an optimal building for teaching and learning. Presenters will include Senior Vice President for Advancement Bob Lasher ’88, Interim Director of the Hood Museum of Art Juliette Bianco ’94, and Vice President, Campus Services Lisa Hogarty.
  • A panel on Dartmouth’s endowment and finances with Chief Investment Officer Pamela Peedin ’89 ’98Tu, Executive Vice President Rick Mills, and Chief Financial Officer Mike Wagner
  • A professional development program and round table discussions with students
  • The presentation of the Dartmouth Alumni Award to Patricia E. Berry ’81, Ellie Mahoney Loughlin ’89, and Ellis B. Rowe ’74 ; and the Dartmouth Young Alumni Distinguished Service Award to S. Caroline Kerr ’05 and Michael J. Vidmar ’03

In case you're not familiar with the Alumni Council, we are a group of alumni made up of representatives from the alumni constituencies (classes, regions, affiliated groups, graduate alumni, etc.). We act as a liaison between the alumni body and the Board of Trustees of the College – but, in particular, like to see ourselves as your eyes and ears, traveling back to campus to listen, learn, and then share what we have picked up. We meet twice a year to discuss all issues pertaining to Dartmouth, and I’ll be sure to report back after the meetings. You can access additional information about the Alumni Council here.

Thanks so much for keeping in touch and have a great day!

Best wishes,

Bruce Clark, your Alumni Council Class Representative