The Alumni Association Board of Directors (AAB) serves as a liaison between alumni and our administration and staff to provide input on alumni activities, such as Reunion, Wildcat Weekend, chapter programming and the travel program, and leads alumni in honoring the achievements of fellow alumni.

As a reflection of the alumni body, the board provides the college with insights into alumni sentiment on various issues concerning the college. The work of the board is primarily engagement, not policy-making, advisory or governance. The Board divides into working groups based upon what is perceived as the greatest need at the time.

The board is charged with the important task of presenting a slate of alumni candidates to run for seats on the College's Board of Trustees as well as for AAB president. Of the 30-45 trustees of the college, four are elected by the college's alumni—a privilege few colleges offer. Taking into account that the president and the president-elect also serve on the Board of Trustees, Davidson alumni elect more than 13 percent of all Trustees.

The board president and vice-presidents also are elected every other year by alumni. By voting, alumni become involved in the decisions that affect the life of the college and the experiences of both current students and fellow alumni. They join a collective voice to shape the future of Davidson.

Engagement & Insight

The Alumni Association Board helps shape the decisions that affect the life of the college and the experiences of both current students and fellow alumni. The board is composed of alumni whose demonstrated service and leadership display a strong understanding and commitment to Davidson.

Current Board

The Alumni Board consists of decade representatives (one per thousand living alumni in each decade), a faculty representative, the senior class president, and the officers. The president, president-elect, vice presidents, vice presidents-elect and secretary comprise the officers or executive committee. All members of the board serve four-year terms, except for the senior class president who serves one year and the secretary who serves indefinitely while in the role of director of Alumni and Family Engagement.

Executive Committee

  • Maria Tardugno Aldrich '03, president (Scottsdale, AZ)
  • Dave Pottenger '79, vice-president (Durham, NC)
  • Bob Evans '81, vice-president  (Bethesda, MD)
  • Kirk Willingham ’01, president-elect (Decatur, GA)
  • Alex McArthur '09, vice president-elect (Raleigh, NC)
  • Mary Gilliam Dresser '78, vice president-elect (White Pigeon, MI)
  • Deidra Smith, director of alumni and family engagement and ex-officio secretary (Davidson, NC)

Decade Representatives


  • Gilmour Lake '58 (Winston-Salem, NC) - Term ending 2025


  • Ervin Duggan '61 (Davidson, NC) - Term ending 2025
  • DG Martin '62 (Chapel Hill, NC) - Term ending in 2024


  • Tim Goodell '79 (New York, NY) - Term ending 2024 
  • Ann Gray Harvey '78 (Birmingham, AL) - Term ending 2024


  • Wendy Warner Schmitt '87 (Atlanta, GA) - Term ending 2027


  • Athan Lindsay '93 (Elon, NC) - Term ending 2027
  • Rasheedah Hasan '96 (Charlotte, NC) - Term ending 2027
  • Anissa Patton '91 (Newnan, GA) - Term ending 2025


  • Mbye Njie '04 (Atlanta, GA) - Term ending 2024


  • Chris Marsicano '10 - faculty representative (Davidson, NC) - Term ending 2027
  • Chloé Woodington '11 (San Antonio, TX) - Term ending 2027
  • Daisy Karlson '11 (Oakland, CA) - Term ending 2027
  • Erin Turnquest-Hill '12 (Nassau, The Bahamas) - Term ending 2027
  • Victor-Alan Weeks '19 (Blanch, NC) - Term ending 2027


  • Caroline Roddey '20 (Washington, DC) - Term ending 2025

Senior Class President

  • Daisy Hoover ’24 (Miami, FL) – Term ending 2024