Ellen Hyde Pace ’81
- Executive Vice President, Global Client Leader, Red Fuse Communications
- President, Mount Holyoke College Alumnae Association
- New York, NY
The Alumnae Association is governed by its Board of Directors, a group of dedicated alums who serve three-year terms. Several committees, some led by a member of the board, are actively involved in policy and program creation. They include the volunteer stewardship, classes and reunion, clubs, communications, Quarterly, finance and nominating committees.
The board is a crucial part of the Alumnae Association’s vitality and success, and its members play a pivotal role in our programming and planning. Alums interested in serving on the board of directors or on a committee should send their names to the current Nominating Committee Chair Julie A. Green ’95 or to Trisha Tanner ’00, executive director of the Alumnae Association.
At a time when women were not permitted to be trustees of colleges, Mary Lyon founded the Memorandum Society (the forerunner to the Alumnae Association) to give alums an independent voice and a financial role in the College’s future. In 1923, the Alumnae Association of Mount Holyoke College became an incorporated, not-for-profit organization with its own board of directors. There have been 38 alum board presidents over the years.
* Presidents of the Memorandum Society (the forerunner to the Alumnae Association). In 1923 the Association became an incorporated, not-for-profit organization with its own board of directors.
The Alumnae Association is an independent organization that connects the global community of Mount Holyoke alums with each other and the College as we create meaningful change in the world.