Making Your Voice and Your Vote Count

Dear Fellow Alumni:

Each year Wesleyan alumni have the opportunity to participate in an election, and each alumnus/a has the opportunity to make a difference. Just as every vote counted in the presidential election, your vote is important and counts in Wesleyan’s election of alumni trustees.

Wesleyan, governed by a 33–member board of trustees, is unusual in that nine of this number—nearly one–third of the board—are elected by the alumni body.

So what does this get us? In the words of alumni–elected trustee Alford Young ’88, “Alumni–elected trustees provide perspectives and insight from varied sectors of professional life. The role that these trustees play is particularly important; getting feedback and counsel from elected trustees helps Wesleyan to continue its great tradition of producing a unique educational experience for its students, as well as preparing them to take on the world through new—and sometimes unusual— professional pursuits.”

The Nominating Committee of the Alumni Association reviewed more than 500 nominations in its efforts to produce this year’s slate of candidates. The candidates are Thomas Broker ’66, Robert White ’72, Megan Norris ’83, Isaac Shongwe ’87, Christine Bolzan ’92, and Matthew Winn ’92. These candidates are as interesting and diverse as you would expect any group of Wesleyan alumni to be. Look for more information on the candidates in the alumni–elected trustee ballot, which was recently mailed to you.

The alumni–elected trustees selected this year will help set and support the direction the University takes in the 21st century. This is your chance to participate in the governance of the University. Please complete your ballot and make your vote count.

Yours in Red and Black,
Kate Quigley Lynch ’82, Chairperson