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Alumni Council Members

Five executive officers are elected by the Alumni Council at spring meetings.
President (One 2-year term)     
Theresa Donahue Egler '77
Vice President (One 2-year term)     
Joseph P. McGrath, Jr. '85
Treasurer (Up to two 2-year terms)     
Robert C. Johnson '94
Legal Counsel (Up to three 2-year terms)     
Copeland G. Bertsche '63
Executive Secretary Ex Officio (Indefinite number of 1-year terms)     
Timothy Mansfield

28 ERA REPRESENTATIVES: (4-year term) Seven new representatives elected each year. Recommended by the Nominations Committee and approved by vote of the Alumni Council during the fall meeting, and ratified at the annual meeting of the Alumni Corporation. Proposed slate is listed in the winter edition of the Colgate Scene, which also summarizes the method for contesting the proposed slate through nomination by petition. If no new nominations are made, the Executive Secretary is authorized to cast a unanimous ballot for the Alumni Council’s proposed slate at the annual meeting of the Alumni Corporation during Reunion Weekend.


ERA I 1931 - 1967         
Guy V. Martin '57
H. Gerald Nordberg '57
Christopher Smith '63
James O. Aston '57
ERA II 1968–1977 4,762 Robert L. Glendening '71
John Z. Hecker '73
Andrew S. Roffe '68
Robert B. Seaberg '69
ERA III 1978–1984 4,277 Patricia Apelian Aitken '76
Elizabeth Buchbinder '77
Bruce J. Crowley '79 
Claudia J. Stephan Braden '80
ERA IV 1985–1990 4,517 Carmine DiSibio '85
Mark R. DiMaria '84
Diane Munzer Fisher '84
Eric T. Seidman '84
ERA V 1991–1998 4,599 Craig U. Dana '91
Robert R. Fawcett '91
Robert S. Grossman '96
Thomas J. Murphy '90

ERA VI 1999–2005 4,663 Carmella Alvaro '98
Yvonne Gyimah '01
Sara Golding Mullen '99
Brian K. Suiter '00
ERA VII 2006–2013 5,477 Taylor L. Buonocore '08
Katie G. Finnegan '05
Bart Hale '04
Anne M. Huntington '07



*NOTE: Era groupings are reconfigured every three years to reflect an even distribution of the current alumni population. The era groupings above are based on a reconfiguration done during the summer of 2013.

EIGHT AT-LARGE REPRESENTATIVES: (4-year term) Two new representatives elected each year, in the same manner as era representatives.

NINE REGIONAL VICE PRESIDENTS (RVP): (4-year term) Recommended by Nominations Committee and elected by the Alumni Council at the spring meeting.  All nine RVPs serve on the District Clubs Committee.

AREA      # ALUMNI       RVP
Metro I (NYC, LI, Westchester, Fairfield) 5,747 Joanna E. Allegretti '05
New England  4,984 Travis I. Leach '94
Mid-Atlantic (PA, DE, MD, DC, WV, VA) 4,252 Christopher J. Gavigan '84
Upstate New York 3,275 Nancy Miller Maynard '05
Far West 3,253 Christian B. Teeter '95
Southeastern 2,642 Lesley R. McNamara '01
Mid-West  2,517 Daniel J. Solomon '05
Southwest/International 2,400 Ashley D. Kepping '07
Metro II (NJ except Phila. suburbs) 2,171 Melissa J. Coley '79



SIX ALUMNI TRUSTEES: (Up to two 3-year terms) When a seat is vacant, the Executive Committee recommends one current or past member of the Alumni Council as a candidate for Alumni Trustee. Nominations from the floor are also considered. The candidate is approved by the Alumni Council at the January meeting and forwarded to the Board of Trustees Nominations Committee.