The Alumni Board is made up of several working committees which focus on engagement, connections, celebration and recognition, Board governance, and communications .
Read more for a description of the current Board committees as well as which members currently serve on each.
Chair: Corina Santangelo
Vice Chair: Kathy Hutson
Secretary: Khaleel Seecharan
Members-at-Large: Judith Bunnell, Sahil Joshi
This committee develops the strategic direction of the HKS Alumni Board, coordinates its activities, and oversees its operations. The committee serves as the alumni community’s primary liaison with the Kennedy School, stewards any necessary changes to the board’s constitution and bylaws, and maintains awareness of alumni fundraising activities while working to increase the amount and percentage of alumni financial support. The Executive Committee consists of the board chair, vice chair, secretary, and two members-at-large.
Continuing Education Committee
Focused on building programming specific to alumni career and recreational interests and provide education rooted in HKS in these areas.
Members: Minah Kang (chair), Judith Bunnell, Yingjing Deng, Charles Hokanson
Connections and Mentoring Committee
Strengthens connections with HKS alumni and students. Building upon 2021 Student-Alumni Networking pilot, this committee will identify pathways for lifelong alumni engagement and leadership development and support talent sourcing year-round.
Members: Sahil Joshi (chair), Jakob Haesler, Raghu Narain, Sarah Spencer
Recognition and Communications Committee
Identifies, develops and shares alumni achievements and profiles that inspire others and focus on alumni contributions that are representative of the School’s core mission and values. In addition, it will seek, select and present the annual Alumni Awards during Reunion Weekend.
Members: Tasce Bongiovanni (chair), Ashveena Gajeelee, Corina Santangelo, Khaleel Seecharan, Jen Tutak
Diversity and Enrollment Committee
Integrate diverse, inclusive and belonging best practices for board committees and initiatives as well as support and build a formal alumni structure to identify and support underrepresented HKS students and alumni through pilot programs.
Members: Marvin Benton (chair), Charles Carithers, Mahasti Dadressan, Mamadou Woury Diallo, Thomas Lloyd Smith
Reunion and Annual Meeting
Provides feedback on Reunion 2024 and develops programming for the Annual Alumni Meeting.
Members: Judith Bunnell, Jakob Haesler, Kathy Hutson, Raghu Narain, Corina Santangelo, Thomas Lloyd Smith
Helps to facilitate the 2024 Alumni Board Elections in partnership with Alumni Relations.
Members: Kathy Hutson (chair), Michael Humphrys, Rod Miller, Alex Visher