The mission of the Alumni Advisory Group (AAG), established at the invitation of former President Jonathan Lash in 2012, is to support the mission, values, and philosophy of Hampshire College by building alumni engagement through support of College fundraising and by acting as ambassadors to the alumni community. The AAG works to establish, maintain, and build mutually beneficial and lifelong connections among alums and, in so doing, strengthen alumni leadership as a College resource.
The AAG is an independent group of alumni who works closely with the alumni community and the alumni and family relations office. We come from different decades of Hampshire and represent a diverse range of backgrounds, experiences, and ideas.
While the mission of the AAG has been consistent, the nature of our activities adapt to current needs. In the past we have:
The Alumni Advisory Group (AAG) presently consists of 13 alums, one whose term expires this month. We are from all decades, various professions, and different regions of the country. Collectively, we are committed to helping Hampshire identify and harness alum interest in contributing to the success of the College. Last November, after receiving more than 60 applications, we welcomed four new members to the group: Diana Arce 99F, Savvy Cornett 15F, Suzanne Perkins 85F P18, and Karen Sullivan 90F. Karen recently left the AAG to join Hampshire’s staff as Associate Director of Alumni and Family Relations.
We believe that a vibrant and engaged alumni network is an invaluable resource for fundraising, admissions, and student support, as well as a rewarding source of community and friendship.
We invite all alums to connect with each other, faculty, staff, students, and the worldwide Hampshire Community by joining the College’s new official networking platform at hampshirenetwork.com.
This summer you will receive a message that the AAG is recruiting for five new members. Prior to beginning recruitment, we wanted to update you about our current work.
The AAG is currently organized into several project teams with specific goals for 2020:
If you have any questions about our current work or have any questions for the AAG, please reach out to firstname.lastname@example.org.