Alumni Council

The Alumni Association is governed by the Alumni Council, which consists of the officers of the Association and at least four other alumni, totaling a minimum of seven members. Three officers are appointed to the Council who serve two-year terms in each position. The President and Vice President are voting members of the St. Andrew's-Sewanee Board of Trustees. The Alumni Council currently has 13 members, each of whom may serve up to three consecutive two-year terms. Based on nominations from the Council, members are selected by committee, which includes the Head of School, Director of Development and the Director of Alumni.

The three working pillars of the Alumni Council are:
Reconnect
Give Back
Give Forward

The Council meets twice yearly, once in the fall for their organizational meeting and then in the spring. Members are also expected to assist and participate if possible in regional gatherings, annual career series, Alumni Weekend, and July Volunteer Work Day. All are encouraged to coordinate a community service project in their area. The Council also serves as a communication arm of the Alumni Office. Alumni interested in serving on the Council may contact the Alumni Office.

2016-17 Alumni Council
President: Will Beard '86
Vice President: Martha Warren '82
Secretary: Claire England SMS '66
Returning Members
Ben Beavers SA '81
Laura Cunningham '96
Lizzie Duncan StA '76
Xan Glover '92
Ansley Kellermann '00
Leslie Muir '91
Anneke Skidmore '05
David Tharp '84
Susan Waldner StA '77
New Members
Liz Gilliam '02
Teresa Outlaw StA '82
Tom Taylor SMA '64

March 5th will see the second Alumni Council sponsored Senior Class Etiquette Dinner, a component of the SAS Alumni Career Series. Every other year, the Alumni Council offers workshops for SAS juniors and seniors on a variety of best practices for entering the job market. The formal dinner is held each year in conjunction with the senior year programming. Alumni interested in participating in the 2018 Career Series should contact Director of Alumni, Lizzie Duncan.


Volunteer Opportunities

There are many volunteer opportunities for all alumni regardless of proximity to the SAS campus and regional events. You may request the SAS Volunteer Guide to learn more. Below are a few ways alumni may involve themselves with the school. Please contact the Alumni Office if you have interest or would like further information.

Alumni Council membership provides an excellent avenue of service to the school with a focus on communications. Any alumni interested in participating on the Council should contact Council president Will Beard or the Alumni Office for further details.

Reunion Leaders are needed to provide leadership for those classes celebrating their 5th, 10th, 15th, 20th, 25th, 30th, 35th, 40th, 45th, and 50th reunions. Classes celebrating reunions above their 50th are also welcome and encouraged to gather. The two most important aspects of the Reunion Leader's job are communication and inspiration. Reunion Leaders work directly with the Alumni Director to disseminate information, spark the emotional flame to return to the Mountain and find lost classmates, ensuring a memorable reunion weekend.

Community Service Projects are held in various regional cities and all alumni within the area are encouraged to attend. The events are both social and outreach oriented with family participation encouraged. Non-council members are encouraged to organize these events in their area and any alumni interested in hosting such a project should contact the Alumni Office.

The SAS Alumni Campus Summer Work Day is sponsored by the Alumni Council and will offer its 7th "give back" day this summer in July 22-23, 2016. Last year's day included two morning projects, a restful lunch in the quad, a shorter afternoon work session followed by a cool swim in the res. Social time and a trip to Dave's Modern Cafe capped the evening off in perfect style. Over the past several years we have painted the press box, built four benches, painted dorm rooms, worked on the farm, and stained picnic tables, the bike shed, and the Betsy's Path seating area ... and made great new friendships! Registration will be open soon!

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