Association of Alumni Executive Committee

Virtual Meeting
Wednesday, June 16, 2021
12-1 PM ET

Participants: Steve Adnopoz, Missy Attridge, Lisa Caldeira, Bob Charles, Kyle Huebner, Lee Merkle-Raymond, David Millane, Kalina Newmark, Liz Nunez, Meg Ramsden, Libby Roberts, Monik Walters, Stephanie Yu.

Missy Attridge opened the call and welcomed the group, and brief introductions were made. There are four new members of the Association of Alumni (AOA) Executive Committee: Stephanie Yu ’97, Lisa Caldeira ’07, Steve Adnopoz ’78, and Libby Roberts ’79. She asked for a motion to approve the minutes of the March 17, 2021 annual meeting of the AOA. All approved.

Missy indicated that the purpose of the call was to review the timeline for the AOA process and trustee candidate elections and to convene the nominating and balloting committees of the AOA.

The committee reviewed the timeline, noting if there was a trustee vacancy it would have been announced Dartmouth commencement on June 13. There was not a vacancy announced but the committee briefly discussed they would swing into the notification and balloting process if necessary, as laid out in the AOA constitution.

Missy reiterated that the role of the AOA is to oversee the notification and balloting processes for alumni-nominated trustees. There will only be an election if an Alumni Council-nominated trustee candidate or an AOA Executive Committee candidate were opposed by petition candidates. Recommendations of outstanding alumni for the trustee seat are welcome and can be made online.   

The committee discussed formation of the nominating and balloting committees. The nominating committee identifies and selects candidates for the AOA Executive Committee. Five members will compete their terms next March: Kalina Newmark, Kyle Huebner, Lee Merkle-Raymond, David Millane and Bob Charles. The Nominating Committee will consider replacements for them. Sources of outreach for names of potential new members include affiliated groups and classes. Committee members are encouraged to nominate fellow volunteers.

As referenced above, the balloting committee oversees the election process, should an election be required. If the nominated AOA candidates are not contested, an election does not need to be held, per the 2014 constitutional amendment. If a petition candidate arises, Alumni Relations would work with the committee on an information campaign.

Meg Ramsden will follow up in writing to solicit volunteers for each committee.

The meeting was adjourned.

Respectfully submitted,

Meg Ramsden ‘87