Interested in developing a stronger connection with CSE?

Consider joining the CSE Alumni Society Board. You will serve in an advisory capacity to the Dean in matters concerning CSE alumni. The board helps CSE staff to develop and organize a wide variety of opportunities for alumni to network with another alumni and current CSE students. Examples include company site visits, homecoming activities, brewery tours, networking events, and student/alumni mixers.

Qualifications and time commitment:

University of Minnesota Alumni Association paid members who are graduates, faculty, former students, friends or graduate degree holders with majors related to science and engineering are eligible to apply. All members are asked to make a yearly financial gift to the college in an amount that is personally meaningful to them. Participation requires approximately three to five hours per month, including attending board meetings three times a year and serving on at least one board committee. Board members serve a three-year term and are eligible to serve two consecutive terms.

Primary duties:

  • Understand the mission of the CSE Alumni Society and represent the society to alumni and the general public.
  • Attend society board meetings.
  • Attend and, in some cases, volunteer at society-sponsored events throughout the year.
  • Chair, co-chair, or serve on at least one of the board’s committees. Carry out the duties necessary of that committee.
  • Serve as an advocate for the college and the University during legislative sessions.
  • Recommend candidates to serve as at-large board members to the society’s nominating committee.

Current board members are:

  • Kyle Abraham (CompE M.S. ’07)
  • Kari Baltutis Vokes (ME ’10)
  • Don Craighead (ME ’57)
  • Rob Graber (CSci ’86)
  • Michael Haggerty (GeoE, Geology ’01, M.S. ’05)
  • Alyssa Hennen (BME ’14)
  • Brad Hill (ChemE ’01)
  • David Holt (BME ’10), Chair
  • Tom Jensen (ME ’73)
  • Adrienne Kelsey (ME ’99)
  • Mary Kurth (Physics ’72)
  • Danni Li (Chem Ph.D. ’07)
  • Pat McGuire (ME ’81)
  • Rich Newell (Chem Ph.D. ’75)
  • Alicia Pierskalla (Math ’10, M.S. Ed. ’14)
  • Stephen Ruiz (MatSci ’13)
  • Steve Savitt (EE ’71, CSci Ph.D. ’92)
  • Jeff Schott (ChemE ’70, M.S. ’74, Ph.D. ’78)
  • Ellen Sorenson (CSci ’81, MSSE ’88)
  • Jerry Sosinske (EE ’78)
  • Raja Suresh (EE M.S. ’75, Ph.D. ’79)
  • Greg Twaites (CSci ’85)

If you are interested in becoming a board member, please contact Joelle Larson, Director of Alumni Relations, at 612-626-1802 or jblarson@umn.edu.