The Alumni Association is governed by a volunteer Board of Directors, whose mission is to support, perpetuate and enhance Lawrence by providing opportunities for alumni to maintain connections and serve as stewards of the university.

The vision of the LUAA Board of Directors is a Lawrence community with a lifetime commitment to the university, the liberal arts, and service to others.


Lawrence University Alumni Association

The LUAA Board of Directors is a group of alumni elected to serve one four-year term as a result of their high-level of volunteer leadership on Lawrence’s behalf. The board meets twice a year on campus to plan and review programs that involve alumni in support of the university.

Board members are the leadership body of the Lawrence University Alumni Association—they represent the alumni constituency and work with the Lawrence faculty and administration to advance the mission and purposes of the university.

LUAA Committees

Executive Committee

The Executive Committee of the LUAA Board of Directors consists of the President, President-Elect/Vice-President, Secretary, committee chairs, task-force members as appointed by the President, and Alumni & Constituency Engagement staff.

Irene Ang Strohbeen '78 President
Molly Bradshaw Boed '87, Co-Chair, Development
Peter B. Welch '09, Co-Chair, Development
David H. Curle '81 P'18, Co-Chair, Connecting to Campus
Ann Kaiser '11, Co-Chair, Connecting to Campus
Gina Perri Jaeckel '94, Co-Chair Connecting Alumni
Matthew A. Murphy '06, Co-Chair Connecting Alumni
Louis Cornelius '68, Co-Chair Awards
Maggie Schmidt '12, Co-Chair Awards
Mark Breseman '78, Associate VP of Alumni & Constituency Engagement, Ex-officio
Stacy Mara, Associate Vice President of Development, Ex-officio
Matthew Baumler, Executive Director of Alumni & Constituency Engagement, Ex-officio
Shana Shallue, Associate Director of Alumni & Constituency Engagement, Ex-officio
Kate Allison '12, Assistant Director of Alumni & Constituency Engagement, Ex-officio


Development Committee

The Development Committee collaborates with the Development Office to meet the general fundraising goals of the university.  The committee partners in developing strategy and educating the university’s constituency about philanthropy, as well as supports development events, campaigns and other fundraising efforts.

Elizabeth Nerland Anderson '10
Joan Reahard Bennison M-D'66
Molly Bradshaw Boed '87, Co-Chair
Teresa Dunleavy '00
Bradley Grimmer '06
David A. Heller '81
William Lavelle '93
James C. Munsell '91 P'22
Peter Welch '09, Co-Chair
Stacy Mara, Associate Vice President of Development, Ex-officio


Connecting to Campus Committee

The Connecting to Campus Committee fosters a sense of community between students, faculty, staff, prospective students and families through alumni stories and personal relationships. The committee supports, develops and promotes meaningful opportunities for alumni to speak to the value of a Lawrence education and engage with current and future Lawrentians.

David Curle '81 P'18, Co-Chair
Maurine Spillman Dennis '86
Tod Gimbel, '81
Kim Kimberly Holland '90
Ann E. Kaiser '11, Co-Chair
Michael M. Kumbalek '13
Taylor Hoffman '99
Elise Azuma Opel '94
Christopher Skinner '13
Kate Allison '12, Assistant Director of Alumni & Constituency Engagement, Ex-officio


Connecting Alumni

The Connecting Alumni Committee forges connections between alumni where they live.  The committee seeks to broaden and deepen alumni relationships by enabling connections between alumni and alumni and their alma mater in life after Lawrence through off-campus events, programs and opportunities.

Robert Currie '74
Nathan Heffel '02
Gina Perri Jaeckel '94, Co-Chair
Jill A. Manuel '84
Kenneth H. Melchert '73 P'15
Matthew A. Murphy '06, President-Elect
Hillary K. Nordwell '03
Anneliese DeDiemar '03, Co-Chair
Matthew Baumler, Executive Director of Alumni & Constituency Engagement, Ex-officio


Awards Committee

The Awards Committee recognizes and celebrates alumni achievements through researching the achievement and service records of candidates and recommending them for alumni awards.

Joseph B. Berger '86, P'18
Timothy Anne Burnside '02
Louis S. Cornelius '68, Co-Chair
Stephanie Kliethermes '07
Kristen Olson Lahner '73
Todd Mahr '79 P'09
Andrea Powers Robertson '94
Margaret H. Schmidt '12, Co-Chair
Schuyler Thornton '14
Shana Shallue, Associate Director of Alumni & Constituency Engagement, Ex-officio