Alumni Board Elections

Every other year, we invite alumni of diverse backgrounds to submit self-nominations to join the board of directors—the only elected, representative body of HKS alumni. The last elections were held in 2014. The board, which comprises 23 members, seeks energetic alumni who advise the Office of Alumni Relations on programs and planning to improve alumni networks, enrich the alumni experience, and support the School and its students. Directors, who serve four-year terms, must attend two annual meetings at their own expense and participate in at least one board committee, which requires engagement with fellow directors, HKS staff, and alumni by email and telephone throughout the year.

Nominee criteria

  • Must be an HKS alumnus/a (degree-program or executive education)
  • Must be self-nominated

Role of board members
Members are expected to:

  • Think and work proactively to advocate for and support HKS, alumni, and students
  • Attend two meetings annually, usually held at HKS
  • Serve on at least one subcommittee
  • Actively participate in board discussions and deliberations
  • Participate in alumni programming such as reunions, events, career activities, and regional networks

The 2014 alumni board elections have taken place. But please consider nominating yourself in a future year.


Shae Callahan
Alumni Relations Assistant
Office of Alumni Relations and Resource Development
(p) 617.384.5493

Elections Committee

James Carras MC/MPA 1980, Chair
Rudy N. Brioché MPP 2000
Cathryn Clüver MPA 2010
Hien Dao MPP 2007
Teal Pennebaker MPP 2008
Vanessa Tantillo MPP 2009