About the Alumni Board

The board of directors is a group of more than 20 members who meet twice a year on campus to provide support, perspective, and advice to the Alumni and Family Engagement team. In partnership with IC staff, we serve as ambassadors and advocates for IC, working to engage alumni with each other and with our alma mater.

Qualifications include: background, knowledge, and experience necessary to make a meaningful contribution to the board’s activities; the ability to commit the time necessary to make a meaningful contribution; a demonstrated record of involvement in alumni activities and College events; and a record of giving to Ithaca College. Only alumni who are not currently employed by the college are eligible for consideration.

As ambassadors for IC, we communicate regularly with alumni in our area, fellow graduates from our respective schools, classmates, teammates, and friends. We keep them abreast of all that is happening on campus and work with the staff to develop programs such as Alumni Weekend, networking events, the IC Career Network, and regional programs that appeal to alumni and keep them connected to IC and current students. In addition, we recognize the achievements of our fellow graduates -- who by their own actions bring honor to Ithaca College -- by conferring annual alumni awards in a number of categories.

As board members, we not only have the opportunity to connect with the Ithaca College of today, but we also receive invitations to special events on campus and have an insider's view of what makes IC the terrific place we all know and love. Last, serving with fellow alumni on the board is a true pleasure -- getting to know alumni from different years, different schools, and from different parts of the country is a lot of fun. And it's always great to go back to campus and the Ithaca area.

If you are interested in nominating someone -- including yourself -- who could offer their time and expertise and make a real commitment to IC, please follow this link to access the nomination form.

If you'd like to know more about the role of a board member to prequalify a candidate, feel free to contact a current board member or the Office of Alumni and Family Engagement (alumni@ithaca.edu).

  • Arthur Catalanello '90
    Chair, Membership Committee
  • Erin DeMarco '01
    Co-Chair, Membership Committee
  • Ithaca College Alumni Association Board of Directors