The Colgate Alumni Corporation comprises everyone who has
attended the university for at least one semester and whose class has
graduated. Management of the Alumni Corporation is vested in its Board of
The Board of Directors meets three times each year; however, special meetings
may be called as needed. Board officers are president, vice president, nine
regional vice presidents, treasurer and legal counsel.
Standing committees, organized according to need and interest, perform most of
the board's work. Current committees are: Executive, Admission and Student Aid,
Athletics, Awards, Career Services, Development, District Clubs, Nominations
and University Relations. Each director serves on at least three committees.
Each year nine new directors are elected to four-year terms. Seven candidates
represent class years from 1919 to 1999; each era includes one-seventh of the
total number of living alumni. In addition, two at-large directors are elected
The Alumni Corporation's electoral system employs a single slate with the
opportunity to challenge by petition. The board's Nominations Committee
identifies and, with board approval, nominates the candidates presented here.
Names may be suggested for future elections by writing the board's executive
secretary, RuthAnn Loveless, Colgate University, 13 Oak Drive, Hamilton, NY
13346. Any alumnus/a may submit nominations. This year there were more
than 250 nominations for the current board positions.
All Colgate alumni are eligible for election to the Board of Directors. Names
may be submitted to the executive secretary or to a member of the Nominations
Committee by November 15 and will be considered for the following election
year. The Nominations Committee and the board approve a slate at their
midwinter meeting for election at reunion.
To challenge a nominee, one must submit a petition signed by 75 members who
are entitled to vote, specifying the target of the challenge (era or at-large
nominee). Petitions must be received by April 10, 2000, accompanied by a
current resume and the consent of the challenger to be nominated. If such
petitions are received, a ballot listing corporation nominees and all
challengers will be sent to alumni in April. Elections will be held at the
annual meeting in Hamilton on Saturday, June 3.
If there is no contest, the executive secretary is empowered by the Bylaws,
Article VI Section 3 (e), to cast a unanimous vote for the nominees listed
here. Therefore, no ballot is included with this announcement. If there is a
contest, ballots will be provided.
|Era I up to 1954
Fred H. Rohn '47
A retired general partner from North American Venture Capital Fund Deloitte
& Touche, Fred Rohn is the head of a remarkable Colgate family. His sons
Frederick '74 and Douglas '78, daughters Kathleen '75 and Barbara '82 and
daughters-in-law Frances '76 and Nancy Schneider '78 carry on the tradition.
Fred has served his class and college generously. He has been a reunion
program chair and was reunion gift chair in 1992 and 1997. Fred is also a
member of the Planned Giving Committee and is a class agent. An English major
as an undergraduate, Fred was involved with basketball and was a member of the
Maroon staff and Delta Upsilon. During his 50th Reunion in 1997 Fred was
awarded a Maroon Citation.
|Era II 1955-1966
Ellis E. Rowland '57
Ellis Rowland has a long history of service to alma mater. He has been a member
of the board of directors of the North Jersey Alumni Club and has guided many
talented students to Colgate. Ellis has been involved as a fundraiser as well
as reunion gift co-chair in 1992 and 1997, head agent and a volunteer during
recent Colgate capital campaigns. He has a particular interest in athletics,
especially football as a longtime member of Maroon Council, as well as lacrosse
and basketball. His efforts were recognized with a Maroon Citation in 1992.
A member of Theta Chi, band manager and active in Masque and Triangle while at
Colgate, Ellis has had an outstanding career in business publishing and
|Era III 1967-1974
Alan S. Anderson '70
Alan Anderson has served Colgate in a variety of ways. He has been a class
agent, member of the Campaign Executive Committee and a Presidents' Club member
since 1982. He is also a past president of the Washington, D.C. Alumni Club. He
has been a member of the reunion gift committee. For 25 years Alan was a
Scene editor, keeping classmates informed. Class secretary since his
undergraduate days, Alan majored in political science, was an officer with the
Inter-Fraternity Council and co-captain of the cheerleaders. He also was a
student member of the Dean of Students search committee. A member of KDR,
Alan's leadership was recognized with his election to Konosioni.
Alan is an attorney.
|Era IV 1975-1980
Angela Moody Robinson '77
One of the driving forces behind the Alumni of Color organization, Angela Moody
Robinson has been tireless in her efforts. She has served on the executive
board, is a past secretary and has been president since 1995. She is also the
historian and the AOC columnist for the Scene as well as chair of the
Adam Clayton Powell Jr. Memorial Book Fund. As an undergraduate she majored in
Spanish and education and was active in dance, theater and the Union of
Minority Folk. She also studied in Spain. Today, Angela is a senior counselor
and instructor at Rutgers University.
|Era V 1981-1986
Cynthia Dietzel Brown '84
Cynthia Brown is one of the shining lights of an illustrious Colgate family.
Her father is Herb Dietzel '52, a past member of the Alumni Board of Directors,
and her sister Christine '82, brother Geoffrey '88 and brother-in-law Robert
Laud '72 all share Colgate roots. Cynthia, a senior client manager with CIGNA
HealthCare, majored in biology and German, lived in Central Europe House and
was a member of the Basel Study Group. A Swinging 'Gate, Cynthia was also a
member of the Chorus and was active in University Theatre. Since graduating,
Cynthia has been an alumni admission worker and chair and served on the
Presidents' Club Membership Committee.
|Era VI 1987-1992
Andrew L. Busser '91
New York City
A 1996 recipient of the Ann Yao '80 Young Alumni Award, Andy Busser continues a
string of accomplishments and service he began as an undergraduate. Class
Council president, Andy was active in student government, a leader at ATO and a
ski instructor and member of the squash team. As an alumnus he is already a
past president of the New York City Alumni Club, was co-reunion program chair
in 1996 and served five years as his class editor. Andy, a class agent,
received the Annual Support Class Excellence Award in 1996 and is a member of
the Presidents' Club Membership Committee. Andy works as a management
consultant, focused on health care, with the Wilkerson Group, and has given his
time freely to career services.
|Era VII 1993-1999
Sarah D. Heisler '94
Sarah Heisler was an active undergraduate and has been an equally busy alumna.
She majored in sociology and religion, was a member and the philanthropic chair
of Kappa Kappa Gamma, a tour guide and active in Big Brother/Big Sister. Sarah
joined the board of directors of the Chicago Alumni Club right after graduation
and is currently president. She is an alumni admission chairperson and
representative during college nights. Sarah is also a member of the class gift
committee and was part of the Chicago Phonathon, all while studying law at
Northwestern University. Sarah's sister Margaret is a member of the Class of
Thomas D. Carlson '66
Past president of the Twin Cities Alumni Club, Tom Carlson has served on the
reunion gift executive committee, supported students for admission (and offered
invaluable advice for their parents) and is a class agent. He received the
Class Agent Excellence Award in 1996 and is a member of the Presidents' Club.
As an undergraduate, Tom was elected to Konosioni, served in student
government, was a Cobb Fellow, volunteered with the Campus Fund Drive and
played hockey. He is a Silver Puck board member and has supported the Thomas M.
Wilson Scholarship Fund. Daughter Amy graduated with honors in philosophy in
Jonathan W. Wilham '95
Jonathan Wilham was the driving force in the creation of the Washington D.C.
Alumni Club Scholarship Fund. He is currently the president of the club after
becoming a board member soon after graduation. At Colgate, Jonathan served on
the Residential Life Council, was a member of the crew team and was a double
major, concentrating in history and political science. He is a senior
consultant with Booz Allen & Hamilton Inc.
In addition to the nine elected Alumni Corporation officers,
regional vice presidents will be officially appointed by the Alumni
Corporation Board of Directors at the spring meeting.
Bunn S. Rhea '50
Avon Lake, OH
Bunn Rhea's leadership was clearly demonstrated as an undergraduate. An English
major and member of Beta Theta Pi, Bunn served as manager of the football team
and held the intramural record for the 100-yard dash. He was also active in
student government and was a member of Konosioni and Maroon Key. He was
secretary of the Athletic Governing Board and chairman of the Council of
Varsity Team Managers.
As an alumnus, Bunn was the first president of the Alumni Club of Tennessee
and is a past president and current board member of the Cleveland Alumni Club.
He also serves as an alumni admission volunteer and has served as a class
Thomas F. Seligson '73
Attorney Tom Seligson was an active undergraduate and has been an involved
alumnus. Phi Beta Kappa and a magna cum laude graduate in English, Tom
participated in the London Study Group and was photo editor of the
Maroon. He was also a four-year letter winner with the golf team.
He is a past president of the Pittsburgh Alumni Club, which was recognized as
the most improved club and the outstanding medium-sized club during his tenure.
Tom has also attended volunteer leadership conferences and the Summer Alumni
As a fundraiser, Tom is a class agent, winning the Excellence Award in 1993
and 1996, and has been a matching gift agent. Tom served as the gift chair for
the Class of 1973's 25th Reunion.