May 16–18, 2019

The Alumni Council Athletics Committee spring meeting featured a welcome from chair Mike Vidmar ’03, who introduced our guest speakers: Harry Sheehy ’55a, director of athletics, Bob Ceplikas ’78, deputy director of athletics, and Sam Hopkins, senior associate athletic director for external relations. Harry and Cep opened by highlighting the success of many varsity and club teams, individual athletes, and coaches; facility updates and renovation projects; and the current state of athletics fundraising. The Committee heard about how athletics has formalized many processes already in place to ensure that the College continues to prevent a college admissions bribery scandal, such as ‘Operation Varsity Blues.’ The Dartmouth Teams on the Road website is nearing completion; the Committee brainstormed how athletics can communicate and promote the new site to all Dartmouth alumni, parents, and friends. The meeting concluded with a student-athlete panel in which two varsity athletes shared how Dartmouth Peak Performance (DP2) has profoundly shaped their experience as student-athletes.

Ernie Babcock ’70 will serve as vice chair. Cherie Comeau ’02 will serve as chair.