The Alumni Association Board of Directors began the Alumni of Color Engagement (ACE) initiative in 2008. ACE addresses and develops new channels and opportunities for connection between our alumni of color and the college to strengthen commitments and contributions to the life and success of the college. ACE focuses on three main areas:
The Alumni of Color Engagement initiative was created during a September 2008 Alumni Association Board of Directors meeting in which the group discovered that alumni of color were underrepresented in key volunteer positions. The group's mission was to figure out why, determine how to change that reality, and address barriers that exist between alumni of color and their ability to fully engage in the life of the college.
ACE continues to explore new, innovative ways to reach out to more alumni of color, and is pushing to better understand the processes that led to underrepresentation on particular volunteer boards.