May 16–18, 2019
The meeting opened with a greeting from outgoing chair Todd Donovan ’92, who welcomed the group to Hanover. Vice-chair Walter Foster ’83 was unable to attend due to the graduation of his child. Walter Palmer ’90, Director of Dartmouth for Life and secretary of the committee, gave an update on the unit’s activities over the course of the year and detailed the contributions that members of the committee made to various events including the Designing Your Life workshop and the Future of Work in Sustainability symposium. Jay Davis ’90, First Year Student Enrichment Program (FYSEP) director, was the guest speaker. He presented the work of FYSEP and discussed the unique set of issues faced by low-income and first-generation college students as it relates to professional development issues. Roger Woolsey, director of the Center for Professional Development, updated the committee on the center’s activities and key data points.
The chairs of each of the three working groups also gave updates and held brief brainstorming sessions: Jen Bordeau ’06 for Alumni Engagement; Kyle Gore ’84 for Internships; and Mary Brown ’79 for Student Engagement. Pablo Stern ’01 Th’01 was elected vice chair for 2019–2020, and Walter Foster ’83 will serve as chair.