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2014 Alumni Council Election

This website provides information about the 2014 contested election and the nominees.  Please review all the tabs below to understand how the nominations process works and why there is an election in 2014. 
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In accordance with the Council’s bylaws, nine Council-nominated candidates were put forward after a four-month process that began with an open call to all alumni for nominations in the summer 2013 edition of the Colgate Scene.

Before submitting its recommendations to the full Council, the Council’s Nominations Committee reviewed nearly 300 submissions and applied the following four criteria, which have guided the formation of a successful, engaged board for decades:
  • Breadth of Colgate volunteer experience — with a particular eye toward demonstrated leadership
  • Consistent participation in Colgate’s fundraising programs.
  • Diversity of talent and perspective, including occupation, community service, gender, race, and geography.
  • Evidence of time and service to the world beyond Colgate.
In 2014, four petition candidates have chosen to contest the Alumni Council slate and therefore initiate an open election.