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:
In 2014, four petition candidates have chosen to contest the Alumni Council slate and therefore initiate an open election.
- 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.