Alumni & Parents

Alumni Board

About the Board
Current Members
Running for (Alumni) Office
Resources and Bylaws

About the Board

The Alumni Board is Reed's national volunteer policy-setting board of directors whose purpose is to direct the alumni association's goals, programs, and services, and represent the alumni in the broader Reed College community.

Board members

Click on any board member's name to view their contact information. Please note an IRIS login is required to view this information.

Executive Committee
Scott Foster '77, President
Kristen Earl '05, Vice President
Richard Roher '79, Secretary
Greg Byshenk '89, Past President

Alumni Trustees
Suzanne Cassidy '65
Jay Huber '66
Marcia Yaross '73

Forrest Alogna ’95
Bennett Barsk '82
Julia Chamberlain '03
David Devine '96
Serena Golden '07
Cindy Joe '08
Paul Levy '72
Constance Putnam '65
Adam Riggs '95
Clara Siegel '09
Erik Speckman '91
Michael Stapleton '10
William Swarts '92
Richard Thomason '84

Foster-Scholz Club Steering Committee, ex officio member
Jim Kahan '64

Board Committees

Life Beyond Reed (LBR)

LBR 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.

Outreach Committee

The outreach committee 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.

Reedfayre Committee

The Reunions/Reedfayre committee, 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.

Nominating Committee

The nominating committee 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.

Running for (Alumni) Office

To nominate yourself or another Reedie for Alumni Board, email Please include your name, the name of the person you are nominating, and a short description of why they should be part of the ALumni Board. The nominating committee is responsible for selecting the nominees who will become members of the Alumni Board.

If you are interested in being part of a Chapter steering committee, contact the chapter chair to learn about the nomination process for their chapter steering committee, as it varies from chapter to chapter. Click here to find a chapter near you.

Resources and Bylaws

Alumni Board Constitution

Alumni Board Bylaws

Meetings (2013-2014)

Guidebook to serving on the board (2013)