The spring meeting of the William & Mary Alumni Association Board of Directors was held at the offices of Kirkland & Ellis, LLP, in New York City, May 18-19, 2017.
The full board began with an introduction of new members and approval of consent agenda items, followed by a meeting overview by the president.
The executive director briefed the board on ongoing activities and highlighted the board’s performance for W&M’s annual day of giving, One Tribe One Day; reviewed ongoing actions to refocus engagement efforts on affinity groups; and provided an update on plans for the Alumni House expansion.
The chair of W&M Weekend in New York, Mark Linaugh ’84, provided a snapshot of the Weekend demographics and upcoming events and, along with leadership, began a discussion about the W&M Weekend in Chicago planned for next year.
Committee chairs for the communications, board development, career connections and regional alumni engagement committees prov-ided updates on committee activities relative to strategic goals.
The acting treasurer gave the update for the finance & investment committee and reviewed the budget proposal for FY18. The board received an investment performance review from representatives of the Optimal Group at Wells Fargo.
The board also held discussions with the director of alumnae initiatives, was introduced to the new athletics director, Samantha K. Huge, and held discussions with President Taylor Reveley.
The board began on Friday, May 19 with presentations and discussions on student programming, Young Guarde Council activities, Alumni Admissions planning and an update on the board’s campaign goals. The board also held discussions with Rector Todd Stottlemyer ’85 and Vice Rector Tom Watkins ’74, who were seeking feedback and guidance on the presidential search to replace Taylor Reveley next summer.
Elected officers for FY18
This year, Susan P. Manix ’79 assumes the duties of president of the William & Mary Alumni Association Board. Carla Moreland ’81, JD ’84 is vice president, David T. Scott ’93 serves as secretary and Scott R. Kelsey ’06, MAcc. ’07 serves as treasurer. New board members include George Cruser ’84, AnnaMaria DeSalva ’90, Megan Burnley Dorward ’07, Anna Dinwiddie Hatfield ’96, Gerald “Jeb” Jeutter ’82, Dennis Liberson ’78, Janet McNulty Osborn ’85, William M. Richardson ’74, John Cole Scott ’00, Kirstin Shiroma ’05 and William C. Smith Jr. ’04, J.D. ’09.
Outgoing board members include Kay Floyd ’05 and Glenn Crafford ’77. Cindy Satterwhite Jarboe ’77 serves as immediate past president.
The next regular meeting of the Board of Directors will be Sept. 14-15, 2017, in Williamsburg.
Other significant discussion and decisions were made on the following actions:
- Approved a whistleblower policy
- Approved the $1.38M FY18 budget
- Reviewed nominations and selected recipients for the Alumni Medallion (to be featured in the Winter issue) and Alumni Service Awards