November 15–17, 2018

The Alumni Council Athletics Committee fall meeting featured a series of updates from the Athletics department, including from Harry Sheehy ’55a, director of Athletics and Recreation, and Bob Ceplikas ’78, deputy director of Athletics. The committee’s working groups gave a report. The meeting included a discussion of the evolution of athletics fundraising at the College and the role that it will play in The Call to Lead campaign. One of the committee’s working groups, “Dartmouth Peak Performance (DP2),” supports furthering alumni connections with student-athletes, particularly in relation to career preparation. The “Dartmouth on the Road” group shared a new interactive website, which would create greater alumni engagement with Dartmouth teams competing outside of Hanover. The meeting concluded with a panel of two new coaches, Bo Oshoniyi, Bobby Clark Head Coach of Men’s Soccer, and Wendy Bordeau, Head Coach of Women’s Rowing. They discussed what attracted them to Dartmouth and how they support students in realizing their full potential as athletes and leaders.