Committee chair Derek Symer ’90 opened the meeting. The Communications Committee discussed the Alumni Council communications and metrics. Eighty-one percent of councilors with constituencies sent summaries of the 203rd Alumni Council meeting to their constituents. Communications between councilors and their constituencies have significantly increased both before and after each Alumni Council meeting.
Vice chair Jay Benson ’90, ’96Tu, gave a presentation about the Communications Committee Facebook group. He encouraged all committee members to join Facebook, if they have not done so already, and the CommComm Facebook group. The committee discussed using additional social media options such as Google Plus and Twitter.
A “College Communications” panel presentation followed. The three panelists included Sean Plottner, editor of Dartmouth Alumni Magazine; Justin Anderson, assistant vice president of media relations; and Martha Beattie ’76, vice president for alumni relations.
The committee completed its final business with the election of Greg Chittim ’01, ’03Th, as the vice chair for 2012-13. Jay Benson '90, '96Tu will serve as the chair of the committee during that time period.