Leadership Opportunities


About the Council

The Rutgers Alumni Leaders Council is an assembly of volunteer alumni leaders, including members of the RUAA Board, leaders of the chartered alumni organizations, at-large members, and university partners who share in the RUAA’s vision. While the council’s members are involved with the RUAA and the university in diverse ways, their membership on the council does not represent any individual group or interest, but rather serves the entire alumni body.

The council officially convenes at least once annually, at the Alumni Leaders Conference. The Alumni Leaders Conference is generally held on or near campus in the fall.  The conference is an event where council members gather to share best practices and new ideas in alumni engagement. It is an opportunity to network with each other and university leadership. The council is also responsible for ratifying the slate of RUAA Board officers and board members annually.

Learn more about RUAA leadership opportunities and the nominations process.

2016 Annual Report

The 2016 Rutgers University Alumni Association Annual Report, presented at the Rutgers Excellence in Alumni Leadership Conference is now available. View the report.

At-Large Members of the Council

Eslam Abdelbasset SCJ'15
Raymond J. Brush RC'72, RBSG'83
Christopher Castellano ENG'95
Andrew Ciancia ENG'68, GSNB'70
John Cifelli CC'10
Dorothy Clay DC'77
Robert P. Eichert RC'78
Francine Glaser SAS'15
Glenn Gnirrep RC'82, GSNB'89
Maurice A. Griffin, Esq. NLAW'94
Michael Haley RC'73
Keisha Henderson UCC'15
Lynda L. Hinkle GSC'08, CLAW'09
Kristen Huang SAS'16
Dana Jones DC'04, GSBC'07, CLAW'07
John Kendall CCAS'80
Maxim Kind CCAS'07, GSC'09
Vinay Limbachia SAS'11

Jeff Linfante CC'85, RSDM'90
Thomas Mattia RC'70
Rene Melara NCAS'13
Sean Murphy LC'06
Jason Newcomb CC'94
George A. Rears RC'89, RBSG'95
James H. Rhodes CCAS'94
Mark G. Robson CC'77, GSNB'79, '88, '95, SPH'95
Jennifer Rodrigues UNC'99
Matthew J. Sheehy UCNB'77
Jennifer C. Sneed RC'03, SC&I'03
William J. Spych, Jr. UCC'96, GSC'11
Daniel Swartley-McArdle CCAS'09, GSC'13
Jennifer McClain Tennant CC'02
Christine Tiritilli DC'92
Anita VanWingerden SHRPU'89

Alumni Representatives on the University Senate

William A. Dreyer  RC'70
Helen Smith Pirrello UCNB'00, SSW'05
Josephine Marchetta RC'82
William Norville UCNB'98, SMLR'98'03