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Geisel School of Medicine Alumni Council

The Geisel Alumni Council is the representative group of the Geisel School of Medicine alumni body. Currently, 53 alumni are members of this organization.  New members may be nominated to the council by their class during the reunion weekend.  The nominations are subsequently placed before the council for election and approval. 


Purpose of the Council

The purpose of the council is to promote participation of Alumni Association members in the affairs of the institution. Specifically, the council:

  • initiates activities which promote the strengthening of the relationship between alumni and the school.

  • initiates activities which enhance the education of students of the school and promote the strengthening of the relationship between alumni and students. 

  • serves as a clearinghouse for alumni views and the inter-change of alumni ideas.

  • act as the official voice of alumni sentiment to the administration and as an avenue by which administration has access to alumni collectively.

  • encourages and maintains a relationship with the Board of Overseers of Geisel School of Medicine to provide opportunities for transmitting alumni viewpoints and for exchanging ideas concerning programs and policies.

  • initiates and carries on such other undertakings as are reasonable within the province of alumni activities.

Alumni Council Current Members

View a directory of current Alumni Council members.

Nomination Process

The Bylaws of the Council state that Geisel School of Medicine classes may select a nominees for consideration by the Council. Classes are invited to nominate a representative during their reunion weekend.  Self-nominations are also acceptable.  Based on the tabulation of votes, the name of the individual is presented and voted upon by the Alumni Council.

Criteria for Membership

  • Attendance at two alumni council meetings annually: one in the fall, one in the spring. Attendance is required at least one of the two meetings.

  • Membership on one of the standing committees:  World Health, Fund for Geisel School of Medicine, Communications/Alumni Affairs, Student Life/Mentoring and Advising.

  • Contribution to the Annual Fund for Geisel School of Medicine.

  • Support of alumni activities promoted by the Council and the Office of Alumni Relations (e.g. contacting your class to share news of Geisel School of Medicine, volunteering to talk to student interest groups, participating in mock interview sessions, acting as a nominal host for alumni gatherings in your geographic area or at a professional specialty meeting, etc.)

The term of office is five years (ten meetings).

Geisel School of Medicine Alumni Council Committees

Executive Committee:
Focus: To carry out the purposes of the Council and, on behalf of the Council, to implement policies and procedures required to do so.

Nominating Committee:
Focus: To make nominations to the Council, to serve as a resource to the Dean and to provide the Dean with suggestions for alumni nominations to the Board of Overseers.

Student Life/Mentoring and Advising Committee:
Focus: Quality of student life. Promote, support and assist with activities that directly affect, influence and improve both the student experience.  Act as resources or help to facilitate opportunities for direct access, as desired and appropriate, for mentoring or networking interaction with individual students, or student groups. 

Communications/Alumni Affairs Committee:
Focus: Promote Council and alumni as a resource (speakers, advisers, etc.) to administration, school, and student body, enhance Council and alumni involvement in faculty and administrative searches, and advance Council and alumni vision in Development activities. Lend support, advice and assistance to the Office of Alumni Relations in the implementation of activities and programs for the larger alumni body (e.g. CME for alumni, alumni conferences, reunions, women in medicine, minority affairs).

Fund for Geisel School of Medicine Committee:
Focus: Re-establish the Class Agent structure, work with reunion classes, support phone-a-thon activities, encourage individual class participation.

World Health Committee:
Focus: Opportunities for volunteers interested in world health.

Geisel School of Medicine-DC Alumni Council Representation

For more information, contact:
Office of Alumni Relations