Lauri Curtis Hadobas ’77
One 2-year term 

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Vice President

Joseph A. Leo ’01
One 2-year term 

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Jean-Pierre Paquin ’96
Up to two 2-year terms

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Legal Counsel

Becky Bye ’02
Up to three 2-year terms

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Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

James A. Speight IV ’14
One 2-year term

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Executive Secretary - Ex Officio

Jillian Cole ’10
Indefinite number of 1-year terms

28 Era Representatives

Seven new representatives elected each year for a four year term. 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 Magazine, 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 Group* Years # Alumni Representatives
Era I 1938-1973 5,535 Lawrence G. Arnold ’63
Robert E. Aberlin ’66
Thomas A. Baker ’69
Charles S. Fox ’70
Era II 1974-1983 6,180 Susan Horwitz ’76
Amr Nosseir ’76
Per A. Sekse ’78
Elizabeth A. Hartman ’80
Era III 1984-1991 5,679 Margaret J. Palladino ’82
Carole H. Robinson ’83
Francis J. Hearn, Jr. ’86
Jeffrey T. Veber ’87
Era IV 1992-1999 5,785 Stephen C. Mehos ’89
Kevin A. Zimmerman ’90
Julie Brown Ackerman ’93
Paul B. Carberry, Jr. ’94
Era V 2000-2007 6,039 Jeffrey S. Embree ’98
Seth A. Schaeffer ’98
Thomas R. Campbell ’00
Keith L. Brooks ’01
Era VI 2008-2015 6,194 Rodney A. Mason, Jr. ’06
James C. Silas ’06
Meeann K. Dingman ’09
Mari C. P. Jones ’09
Era VII 2016-2023 5,508 Dena E. Robinson ’12
Denny Gonzalez ’13
Tinofara O. Majoni ’13
Marvin K. Vilma ’14
Total Alumni   37,920  


*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 2023.

8 At-large Representatives

Two new representatives elected each year, in the same manner as era representatives, for a four-year term.

  • Brooke S. Beck ’94
  • Christie E. Bonilla ’06
  • Lauren Casella ’16
  • Sarah L. Cave ’95
  • Alvin Glymph ’91
  • Michael D. Milone ’78
  • Christopher L. Nulty ’09
  • Charles A. Parekh ’97

9 Regional Directors (RD)

Recommended by Nominations Committee and elected by the Alumni Council at the spring meeting. All nine RDs serve on the District Clubs Committee for a four year term.

Area # Alumni RD
Metro I (NYC, LI, Westchester, Fairfield) 5,755 Sonya Lee-Chung ’85
New England 6,316 Janie S. Kass ’91
Mid-Atlantic (PA, DE, MD, DC, WV, VA) 4,900 Erin L. Kiritsy ’12
Upstate New York 4,666 Johanna R. Ames ’98
Far West 4,342 Allan L. Flowers ’88
Southeast 3,531 Kurt L. Wright ’81
Mid-West 3,003 Allyson E. Riemma ’11
Southwest/International 3,147 Reed S. Lewis ’96
Metro II (NJ except Phila. suburbs) 2,879 Tiffany C. McLaud ’94
Total Alumni 38,539  

6 Alumni Trustees

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. Trustees can serve up to two 3-year terms.

  • Patricia E. Apelian Aitken ’76
  • Susan L. Becker Gould ’03
  • Melissa J. Coley ’79
  • Chad E. Cooley ’00
  • Christian B. Johnson ’02
  • Denniston M. Reid ’94

Life Members

We are grateful for the service of our former Alumni Council Presidents, who are Life Members of the Alumni Council.  

  • Gus P. Coldebella ’91
  • Christine C. Gallagher ’83
  • Theresa D. Egler ’77
  • Ronald A. Joyce ’73
  • Joseph P. McGrath, Jr. ’85
  • Fred C. Meendsen, Sr. ’54
  • Scott A. Meiklejohn ’77
  • C. Bruce Morser ’76
  • Pamela E. Odeen-LoDato ’81
  • Gerald D. Quill ’60
  • G. Gary Ripple ’64
  • Joanne D. Spigner ’76
  • Bruce F. Wesson ’64

Council Structure

Each member of the Alumni Council is a part of at least one of the eight committees detailed here.