College Bulletin - Course Catalog 
    Oct 01, 2022  
College Bulletin - Course Catalog

12 Alumni Council

Alumni Council, the governing body of the Alumni Association, participates in a variety of activities to support students, alumni, and the College. If you have questions about Council, please contact the Lisa Shafer at 610-328-8009 or


  • Support the College
  • Broaden participation of alumni with the College
  • Strengthen Alumni Council programs


Alumni Council provides a range of services to alumni, students, and the administration of Swarthmore College; fosters communication between the College and alumni; and facilitates input from alumni to the College in the development of policies.


Executive Committee

  • Emily Anne Nolte Jacobstein ‘07, president 
  • Anne Richards ‘97, vice president
  • BoHee Yoon ‘01, secretary
  • Julian Harper ‘08, faculty & staff liaison
  • Laura McKee ‘88, Advancement division liaison
  • Laura Markowitz ‘85, student liaison
  • Christopher “Kip” Davis ‘75, special appointment: volunteer groups liaison
  • Way-Ting Chen ‘94, special appointment: volunteer groups liaison
  • Charles Bailey ‘67, special appointment: Sustainability division liaison
  • Peter Jaquette ‘74, special appointment: Sustainability division liaison
  • Janet Erlick ‘88, nominating chair and immediate past president