Joseph P. McGrath, Jr. '85
Melissa J. Coley '79
Robert C. Johnson '94
Copeland G. Bertsche '63
The Executive Committee consists of fourteen (14) members: the president, vice president, executive secretary (ex officio), treasurer, and legal counsel, and the chair of each of the following committees: Admissions, Advancement, Athletics, Awards, Career Services, Communications, District Clubs, Nominations, and University Relations.
The Executive Committee can exercise the powers and authorities of the council during the intervals between the meetings of the council.
The Executive Committee recommends to the Nominations Committee candidates for president, vice president, and alumni trustee (having first received recommendations from individual Alumni Council members). It also recommends to the Alumni Council candidates for treasurer, legal counsel, and executive secretary.
Promotes all of the university’s advancement goals by, among other things, recruiting and organizing alumni to participate as donors and advancement volunteers.
In honor of alumni, faculty, and other university employees who have manifested outstanding commitment and service to the university, this committee recommends to the Alumni Council those persons the committee considers eligible for the Wm. Brian Little ’64 Alumni Award for Distinguished Service, Maroon Citations, the Ann Yao ’80 Memorial Young Alumni Award, and the Colgate University Corporation Humanitarian Award. In addition, this committee confers with the Dean of Faculty to select the recipient of the annual Distinguished Teaching Award. The committee also confers with the university’s Dean of Admission to select the recipient of the annual Alumni Admissions Representative of the Year Award
The meetings of this committee are open only to the members of this committee.
Identifies, understands, and actively employs all available resources to develop and improve the ongoing communications among the university’s alumni, students, faculty, and administration. To achieve this, the committee will proactively engage both old and new technologies in a continuing effort to facilitate a positive dialogue among and between alumni and Colgate to help advance the university's interests.
The Intellectual Engagement Committee shall consist of at least five (5) Alumni Council members, including the Chair. In reinforcing the University’s commitment to academic excellence, the Alumni Council recognizes that lifelong learning may effectively serve as a central aspect of alumni engagement and connection with the University. It shall be the function of this Committee to support the University by researching, identifying and providing recommendations and advice in the development of lectures, courses, programs, special events, and professional development activities, whether on-campus or off-campus or through on-line or other electronic avenues, that would encourage and support alumni engagement through intellectual and scholarly pursuits.