Nominating and Alumni Trustee Search Committee


Jennifer Avellino '89 (Chair) Mark Davis '81, '84Tu David Edelson '81
Pete Frederick '65 Steve Geanacopoulos '74 Lynne Gaudet '81 (Secretary)
Regina Glocker '88 Maia Josebachvili '05
Caroline Kerr '05
Joe Santos '95, '00Tu Louis Spelios '95


The mission of the Nominating and Alumni Trustee Search Committee is to independently identify the most qualified
alumni to serve in leadership roles on the Alumni Council and the Dartmouth College Board of Trustees. When an
alumni-nominated seat opens on the board, the Nominating and Alumni Trustee Search Committee presents
no more than two candidates for each such vacancy to the Alumni Council for approval, after which an announcement
is made to the overall alumni body. The committee welcomes alumni trustee candidate recommendations from alumni
at any time.
  Dedicating many volunteer hours, committee members review hundreds of recommendations each year.
They research potential candidates, compile biographies, thoroughly discuss each candidate's qualifications,
and speak with candidates' references.

The committee also works with alumni constituencies to fill vacancies on the Alumni Council in accordance with the council's constitution. 

Report from the 207th Alumni Council, October 24–26, 2013

The committee met in New York City in July and held additional conference calls throughout the summer and fall. In addition, the committee met in Hanover on October 24, during the 207th Alumni Council session, to review candidates for the Alumni Council leadership positions. The committee will present slates for the Alumni Council president-elect, the Nominating Committee and the Alumni Liaison Committee at the 208th Alumni Council meeting in the spring.

Report from the 205th Alumni Council, Nov 1–3, 2012

The committee met in New York City in July and Boston in September, and conducted interviews of finalist candidates in New York City in October. Members also held many conference calls throughout the summer and fall. In addition, the committee met in Hanover on November 1, during the 205th Alumni Council session, to prepare for the presentation of the alumnus it selected to recommend to the Alumni Council for the 2013 alumni-nominated trustee vacancy on the Board of Trustees. On November 2, Committee Chair Pete Frederick ’65 presented Mitchell Kurz ’73 to the Alumni Council as the Nominating Committee’s recommendation for this vacancy. Kurz was unanimously approved by the Alumni Council. Information about Kurz is posted on www.voxthevote.com.