Alumni & Parents
Board of Directors
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. Calls for nominations, an election slate, and election results are published in Reed magazine.
Welcome to new members:
A new slate of officers took the helm of Reed’s alumni board in July, and they will serve a one-year term in the following roles.
Sudbrack '97, President
Greg Byshenk '89, Vice President
Scott Foster '77, Secretary
Jay Hubert '66, Past President
Meet the executive committee above and find out who participated in Foster-Scholz Battle of the Bands, who worked as a security dispatcher, and who is interested in amateur radio in this Reed magazine feature.
Four sterling alumni were elected to three-year terms on the board as at-large members:
Steven Seal '01
David Devine '96
Julia Chamberlain '03
Paul Levy '72
You may look up contact info for all of these members in the alumni directory within IRIS.
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) 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 helped orchestrate the college’s first Working Weekend in February 2012. Nearly 200 students participated in 10 career panels. The weekend also included a three-day “StartUp Lab,” where teams of students presented and marketed their original ideas to potential investors.
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.
The Reunions/Reedfayre committee, together with the office of alumni & parent relations, develops programming for Reunions, including alumni college, music, Gastronomy Northwest, and local excursions. The committee also supports leaders from milestone years in increasing attendance and enouraging a gift from their class.
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.
Appendixes related to the strategic plan: