Alumni & Parents
Board of Directors
The alumni board is Reed's national volunteer policy-setting board of directors whose purpose is to direct the association's goals, programs, and services. The full board meets five times annually and functions through four committees. The board of directors welcomes comments and suggestions for its activities. The board is governed by a constitution and bylaws. Calls for nominations, an election slate, and election results are published in Reed magazine.
A new slate of officers took the helm of Reed’s alumni board in July 2013, and they will serve a one-year term in the following roles. The executive committee is comprised of:
Greg Byshenk '89, President
Scott Foster '77, Vice President
Kristen Earl '05, Secretary
Chantal Sudbrack '97, Past President
Learn more about them and find out who participated in Foster-Scholz Battle of the Bands, who worked as a security dispatcher, and who is interested in amateur radio in this Reed magazine feature.
Five sterling alumni were elected to three-year terms on the board as at-large members:
Forrest Alogna ’95
Cindy Joe ’08
Beverly Lau ’06
Stony Brook, NY
Michael Stapleton ’10
San Francisco, CA
Richard Thomason ’84
San Francisco, CA
Joining the board for a four-year term as Alumni Trustee is
Suzanne Cassidy '65
Additionally, joining the board this year with one-year appointments are:
Rory Bowman '90
Gloria Johnson '79
Los Gatos, CA
Continuing members of the board are:
Alea Adigweme '06
Iowa City, IA
John Bergholz '83, Alumni Trustee
Julia Chamberlain '03
Jody Hoffer Gittell '84, Alumni Trustee
Paul Levy '73
Adam Riggs '95
Deepak Sarma '91
Shaker Heights, OH
Steven Seal '01
Marcia Yaross '73, Alumni Trustee
Los Angeles, CA
You may look up contact info for all of these members in the alumni directory within IRIS.
If you’re wondering what all of these committees really do on a regular basis, here is a bit more information about each working group:
Life Beyond Reed (LBR), chaired by Gloria Johnson '79, is an initiative for alumni to support the career development of current students, recent graduates, and mid-career graduates through mentoring and experiential-learning opportunities. The LBR committee helps orchestrate the college’s Working Weekend that has been held in February for the past two years and is planned for February 2014.
The outreach committee, chaired by Beverly Lau '06, works closely with chapter leaders to increase alumni engagement by developing alumni events, creating opportunities to connect via social media, promoting IRIS participation for a stronger career network, and helping foster a broader relationship with the Portland community.
The Reunions/Reedfayre committee, chaired by Richard Roher '79, together with the office of alumni & parent relations, develops programming for Reunions, including Alumni College, Gastronomy Northwest, music, and local excursions. The committee also supports leaders from milestone years in increasing attendance and encouraging a gift from their class.
The nominating committee, chaired by Chantal Sudbrack '97, selects five new at-large members of the alumni board who will serve three-year terms. Committee members are the immediate past president of the alumni board (chair), the current president, and three non-members of the alumni board.
Committe list coming soon...