Election of Alumni Council Representative (2018-2021)

For the past three years, our class has been ably represented on the Alumni Council by Jim Staros, whose term will be ending on June 30, 2018.  The time has now come for selection of Jim’s successor to the Alumni Council for a three year term ending June 30, 2021.  For this purpose, our class Executive Committee has designated a nominating committee consisting of our class President (John Mathias), our three Vice-Presidents (Rick Willets, Andy McLane, and Kelly Simpson), and our most recent two Alumni Councilors (Jim Staros and Peter Elias).

The job description for the position of Alumni Councilor is included below. We suggest anyone interested should review carefully.  Additional informatiion about the Alumni Council is available on the Alumni web site. Please note specifically that the Alumni Councilor is expected to attend two meetings (Thursday – Saturday) each year in Hanover (late October/early November and mid-May) during the next three years, and that Councilors are responsible for their travel to and from Hanover. The Alumni Relations office provides Councilors with overnight accommodations for Thursday and Friday nights, as well as most meals while they are in Hanover for the meeting.

Nominations are now open for the position of Alumni Councilor for the Class of 1969 until February 15, 2018.  Self-nominations are permitted.  If you would like to make a nomination, please do so by email no later than February 15, 2018.  


John Mathias

Rick Willets

Andy McLane

Kelly Simpson

Jim Staros

Peter Elias




The Dartmouth Alumni Council is the representative body of Dartmouth alumni, composed of 125 members who serve as a two-way liaison between alumni and the College. Councilors represent their various classes, regional clubs, professional schools, the faculty, affiliated groups, and other alumni constituencies. The Council meets in Hanover twice a year. 

The Council’s mission is to sustain a fully informed, representative, and engaged exchange of information and sentiment between alumni and their College, and to enhance and inspire alumni involvement that furthers the mission of the College. 

Alumni Councilors represents alumni by: 

• Bringing the ideas and concerns of their constituents to the attention of the Council and the College 

• Sharing news from the College with alumni 

• Acting on behalf of their constituencies 

1. Alumni Councilors communicate at least four times annually with their constituents and share feedback and questions from their constituents with the Council’s Alumni Liaison Committee, which is tasked with sharing alumni sentiment with multiple College audiences, including the Board of Trustees. Alumni Councilors are also encouraged to communicate via their own channels, which may include class newsletters and social media. 

2. Alumni Councilors typically serve on one standing Council Committee. 

3. An Alumni Council class or club representative serves as an ex-officio member on the Board of Directors of his/her assigned Alumni Club or as an ex-officio member of his/her Class Executive Committee and may perform the following as applicable: 

• Attends annual club board meetings or class executive committee meetings when possible 

• Speaks at club functions on current events at the College and Council news 

• Contributes College and Council news to the class or club newsletter 

• Answers questions posed by constituents 

• Brings ideas, concerns and comments of alumni to the Council 

• Serves as an official College representative at Club and Class functions 

4. Alumni Councilors may serves on special committees, by appointment of the Council President and Executive Committee, formed to undertake College projects. 

5. The Alumni Councilor also thinks independently and deeply and works with the Trustees, faculty, students, and administration in a common effort to preserve the College's strengths and build her future.