Weighing in on Dickinson's Future

Rush Statue Reflection

Photo by Carl Socolow '77.

Searching for the next Young Alumni Trustee 

What’s it like to help shape the future of your college as a member of its governing body? One member of the class of 2018 will get a firsthand perspective as the next Young Alumni Trustee.

Created in 2011, the Young Alumni Trustee is a two-year appointment to Dickinson’s Board of Trustees, a governing body that oversees the college’s finances and governance. Young Alumni Trustees are granted full voting rights as board members and provided the opportunity to help shape the lives and careers of Dickinsonians to come. As recent graduates, they bring a distinct voice and perspective to discussions and meetings and help to develop connections between young alumni and the board.

The application period opens on Monday, Nov. 27, and interested candidates can apply by completing the online form and submitting two letters of recommendation. Seniors can apply until 11:59 p.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 24, 2018. Once finalists are selected, the Committee on Trustees will interview the candidates and select one candidate for election by the full board. The next Young Alumni Trustee will be announced during the 2018 Commencement ceremony. 

Learn about the appointees of years past, like Kayla Muirhead '15, who was inspired to apply for the position because of her unique Dickinson experience. "I applied because I want future Dickinsonians to have the same type of wonderful experiences and opportunities that I have had," she says. "I felt as though I had the skillset and the network to ask challenging questions and actively participate in the most pertinent discussions facing the Dickinson community."

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Published November 26, 2017