Ad Hoc Committee on Recent Alumni Engagement

The mission of the Ad Hoc Committee on Recent Alumni Engagement is to assess recent alumni engagement practices and provide specific, actionable recommendations to drive increased engagement, thus promoting University goals and initiatives.

Given that ‘engagement’ is broad, and we’ve narrowed the scope to focus on two distinct phases for engagement: initial transition into becoming an alumni, and ongoing engagement, with deeper dives into the following areas:

  • Initial transition into becoming an alumni
    • Communicate opportunities prior to graduation (make sure students know what to expect when they graduate and start #adulting)
    • Resource development (“New Grad City Guides”) to better support and connect recent alumni in new cities (New York City, San Francisco, Chicago, Boston, etc.)
  • Ongoing Engagement
    • Biggest challenge is maintaining current contact information across a highly-mobile group 
    • Build playbooks for Regional Young Alumni Chairs - to include best practices for planning events, increasing attendance at events, and building community across the Young Alumni Chairs  (ex: private WhatsApp/Facebook group for all recent alumni chairs)
    • Optimize the communication modes and frequencies befitting this alumni group
    • Connect experienced alumni with recent grads to better serve evolving career interests

Ultimately we hope that by understanding and optimizing current engagement, we’ll reinforce our existing foundation and generate a highly engaged recent alumni community.

Committee Leadership

Brandon McGhee ’18, Co-Chair
Sarah Adams ’13, Co-Chair


Noah Apthorpe ’14 *20
Laura Herman ’18
Grace Kim ’13
Julia Neagu ’13
Stuart Pomeroy ’18
Clare Sherlog ’17