May 16–18, 2013

After a welcome and introductions by chair Paul Elminger ’80, director of athletics Harry Sheehy ’55a and deputy director of athletics Bob "Cep" Ceplikas ’78 gave updates on the state of the athletic program and highlights from the past year. Harry’s presentation included information about new hires, the transition of the ski team to athletics, the growth of recreational programs, DP2 and facilities updates, and the process used to hire and evaluate coaches. Cep described gains made in publicizing away games and televised events to alumni; moving the Wearers of the Green event from every five years in Boston to every year on campus during Homecoming, alternating between varsity and club sports; an update on the football video scoreboard to be installed this year pending town permits; and a report on the number of varsity recruits arriving on campus in the fall (207).

The second half of the meeting was devoted to two lively panel discussions. The first was with two head coaches who both came to Dartmouth in 2010: Rachel Hanson of softball and Chris Drake of men’s tennis. The next panel featured three very impressive student-athletes: Isabel Hines ’13, captain of the Figure Skating Club; Abbey D’Agostino ’14, cocaptain of the women’s cross-country and track team and NCAA champion; and Bronson Green ’14, cocaptain of the football team. The meeting was concluded with the election of Bob Mlakar ’70 as the new vice chair. Mike Vidmar ’03 is the incoming chair, and he thanked Paul Elminger ’80 for all of his leadership and service during the past year.