Current Members of the Alumni Council


Christian B. Johnson ’02
One 2-year term

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Vice President

Susan L. Becker Gould ’03
One 2-year term 

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Chad E. Cooley ’00
Up to two 2-year terms

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Legal Counsel

Andrew S. Roffe ’68
Up to three 2-year terms

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Executive Secretary Ex Officio

Timothy Mansfield
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 1932-1970 5,232 Alan D. Grant ’64
John R. McQueen Esq. ’70
Lawrence G. Arnold ’63
Era II 1971-1979 4,809 William C. Baker ’70
Timothy A. O'Neill ’78
Jane Najarian Porter ’74
C. Thomas Kunz ’72
Era III 1980-1987 4,911 Paul H. Cascio ’83
Lauren P. D'Onofrio ’82
Patricia L. Spindel ’79
Jon D. Tiktinsky ’82
Era IV 1988-1995 5,193 Robert P. Burke ’85
Karl W. Clauss ’90
Bruce S. Ferguson ’91
Edward P. Witz ’89
Era V 1996-2002 4,710 Richard M. Burke ’92
Becky Bye ’02
Jessica M. Prata Cianciara ’01
Tal-ee E. Roberts ’01
Era VI 2003-2009 4,727 Kate S. Levine-Freedman ’05
Shevorne O. Martin ’08
Jarrett R. Turner ’04
Era VII 2010-2016 4,968 Karl D. Fries ’10
Ian J. Murphy ’10
Robert B. Sobelman ’08
Christopher P. Vogelsang, Jr.  ’11
Total Alumni   34,550  


*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 2016.

8 At-large Representatives

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

  • Robert Austrian ’85
  • Johanna R. Coats ’98
  • Gregory M. Dahlberg ’98
  • Lauri Curtis Hadobas ’77
  • Max B. Haspel ’95
  • Debra S. LoCastro ’05
  • Christopher L. Nulty ’09
  • James C. Silas ’06

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 RVP
Metro I (NYC, LI, Westchester, Fairfield) 5,747 Barbara J. Gould ’81
New England 4,984 Cara A.  Lawler ’05
Mid-Atlantic (PA, DE, MD, DC, WV, VA) 4,252 Elizabeth F. Levine-Brown ’01
Upstate New York 3,275 Elizabeth W. DiCesare '05
Far West 3,253 Emily R. Radovic '02
Southeastern 2,642 Kevin A. McMurtry '88
Mid-West 2,517 Stephen A. Rock '85
Southwest/International 2,400 David L. Rea '82
Metro II (NJ except Phila. suburbs) 2,171 Kimberly J. Taylor ’80
Total Alumni 31,241  

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.

  • Robert C. Johnson ’94
  • Denniston M. Reid ’94
  • Patricia E. Apelian ’76
  • Thomas W. Dempsey Jr. ’72
  • Melissa J. Coley ’79
  • Theresa Donahue Egler ’77

Council Structure

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