The committee thanked Steve Geanacopoulos ’74 for his work in creating past Alumni Council meeting summaries and for agreeing to create one for this meeting of the Alumni Council.
Lynne Gaudet ’81, director of alumni leadership, provided a report on the Alumni Council communications metrics.
Committee vice chair Greg Chittim ’01 ’02Th and Bill Nisen ’73 gave a presentation about the online communications calendar they have designed for the Alumni Council that could include information about communications dates, council meeting dates, meeting agendas, important college deadlines (for instance, trustee elections) etc.
Jon Goldstein, director of communications for alumni relations and development, moderated a panel titled “Communications Best Practices among the Dartmouth Graduate Programs.” Panelists included Gary Snyder, associate vice president of health affairs communications and marketing; Derik Hertel, director of communications and marketing at the Geisel School; Gina Clark des Cognets, director of marketing and communications at the Tuck School of Business; Karen Endicott, director of communications at the Thayer School of Engineering; and Jane Seibel, director of graduate recruiting and diversity for the arts and sciences graduate programs.
Gina Clark des Cognets gave an extensive presentation about the Tuck School’s customized webpage, myTuck.
Jon Goldstein provided an update about the Dartmouth College website, which is being redesigned. The new website will be very clean, flexible, and fast. Within two weeks, alumni should see the imported “look” of www.dartmouth.edu.