The King’s College Restructures Its Alumni Association
Five Pillars For King’s Alumni
NEW YORK, May 17, 2010—Who cares about alumni? The King’s College does; it has had an Alumni structure since 1942. Today called the “Alumni Association,” it is led by an Executive Committee.
The Executive committee, with its nine members, officially sustains the communication and organization of all alumni. President Lynn Mitchell, Class of 1986, is supported by King’s NYC alumna, Vice President Liz Lindow, Class of 2007. The other members of the Committee are as follows: Secretary Alex Turoczi (‘68), Treasurer Sharon Hedgepeth (‘89), Northeastern Representative Steve French (‘80), Decade Representative Carl Derk (‘57), Decade Rep Ruth Grose (‘77), Decade Rep Rick Millham Jr. (‘90), and Decade Rep Kellen DiStefano (’08).
Recently, the Executive Committee has formed a sub-committee to provide more structure and focus to the Alumni Association. The objective of this sub-committee is to create a structure—five key “pillars”—for the association to strategically leverage the resources and connections of college alumni for the benefit of all parties involved.
The five pillars are: Communicate, Connect, Recruit, Invest, and Integrate.
• Communicate is headed by Liz Lindow (‘07). Lindow will create and sustain channels of communication for alumni-to-alumni, alumni-to-students, students-to-alumni, alumni-to-college, and college-to-alumni.
• Connect is led by Shannon Curry (‘08) and Chris White (‘09). They seek to answer: “how do we and what do we do to connect all of these people with each other?”
• Recruit is led by Kellen DiStefano (‘08). He will discover structurally how alumni can best help each other into jobs, especially including new graduates.
• Invest is a currently unoccupied position. As no one among the alumni has yet stepped up to this role, Jamey Nordby, Vice President, Institutional Advancement, will fill in the gap.
• Integrate is under the charge of Lynn Mitchell (‘86). There is a great need to integrate alumni across multiple decades and campuses. Mitchell, having the strongest connection with both old and new alumni, and having the most influential role in the Alumni Association, will build this critical pillar.
As the “pillar sub-committee” revolutionizes the structure of the Alumni Association, there will be a much tighter connection between the college, students, and alumni. This bond and synergy will yield greater investment in and connections for all past, present, and future alumni of The King’s College.
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