Message from Alumni Council President
It is with great joy that I greet you as the President of the Dartmouth Alumni Council. Having just returned from my 35th Reunion, I am once again reminded of what makes the College on the Hill so special. The timeliness of the campus, our distinctive educational model, and the ties that bind combine to make Dartmouth like no place on earth. As alumni, our loyalty to the College and each other is in our very DNA and our example of alumni engagement is envied around the world. As we approach the 250th anniversary of our alma mater, now is the time to reflect on our past as well as look to the brilliantly bright future which is ahead of us. The Call to Lead campaign beckons each of us into that future as we contribute our time, talents, and treasures on the big bets upon which Dartmouth is staking our future. And that is where you come in.
Your Alumni Council exists for you. We are your eyes, ears, and mouthpiece. We aspire to be a multi-directional channel that communicates alumni sentiment, engenders alumni involvement, and vision-cast as to what we as a community should and can be. All 125 alumni councilors, representing the diverse array of alumni communities, give voice to the more than 82,000 members of our alumni family. We are in touch with our constituents around the biannual meetings of the Council. However, truly, we represent your voices everyday as we receive and share your questions and comments via the Alumni Liaison Committee (by the way – keep those messages coming, we love to hear from you).
During the 2018-2019 session of the Council we have the distinct honor of working on your behalf to present a slate of nominees for two vacancies among the eight Alumni Trustee positions on the Board (as we will again during the 2019-2020 session). Our incredibly hard-working Alumni Council Nominating Committee welcomes your recommendations. Each will receive careful consideration. I encourage you to learn more about this process and make a recommendation.
Dartmouth encourages its students to explore beyond the boundaries of our campus, our states, and our nation. I encourage each of us to do the same. During my term as Alumni Council President, I will take up this resounding call. Look for me during my travels round this girdled earth. I am excited to meet as many of you as possible. Whether or not I have the pleasure to meet you in person, you can always reach me with your thoughts and sentiments here. Please continue to do all you do for Dartmouth. We are ONE DARTMOUTH, and as my classmates in the Great Class of 1982 and my fellow BADA (Black Alumni of Dartmouth Association) members will tell you, WE ARE GREATER TOGETHER.
Yours for our beloved Dartmouth,
Adrienne (“Tee”) Lotson ’82