Alumni & Parents

Alumni Board of Directors

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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.


Board Resources


*new* Guidebook to serving on the board (2013)

Volunteer expense form (2010)

Chapter event sign-in sheet
Chapter event prep sheet

Chapter event list (for the Outreach committee)
Chapter event descriptions (for the Outreach committee)

Board members

Executive Committee
Greg Byshenk '89, President
Scott Foster '77, Vice President
Kristen Earl '05, Secretary
Chantal Sudbrack '97, Past President

Alumni Trustees
John Begholz '83
Suzanne Cassidy '73
Jody Hoffer Gittell '84
Marcia Yaross '73

Alea Adigweme '06
Forrest Alogna ’95
Rory Bowman '90
Julia Chamberlain '03
David Devine '96
Gloria Johnson '79
Beverly Lau '06
Paul Levy '72
Adam Riggs '95
Richard Roher '79
Steven Seal '01
Michael Stapleton '10
Richard Thomason '84

Bay Area Chapter
Connie Brand '78 - chair
Ian Atlas '91 - representative

Boston Chapter
Emma Rowe '06 - chair
Hilary Gray '08 - representative

Chicago Chapter
Alison Birkmeyer-Aske '93 - chair
Cindy Joe '08 - representative

New York Chapter
Jake Luce '07 - chair

SoCal Chapter
Amy Lindsay '81 - chair

Washington D.C. Chapter
Bennett Barsk '82 - chair

Foster-Scholz Club Steering Committee
Jim Kahan '64 - chair

You may look up contact info for all of these members in the alumni directory within IRIS.

Board Committees

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. 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.