The mission of the Executive Committee is to serve, support, and advise Amherst College and its alumni. The Committee seeks to achieve this

  • by functioning as the principal liaison between the College and its alumni;
  • by promoting and facilitating the engagement of alumni and their meaningful participation in the life and future of the College;
  • by inspiring alumni to support the College through contributions of service and philanthropy; and
  • by supporting the College’s mission of advancing the liberal arts and teaching and advising undergraduates.

The Executive Committee (EC) is composed of: 15 alumni, the Co-Chairs of the Alumni Fund, and the President of the Society of the Alumni. They work closely with the Office of Alumni and Parent Programs as an advisory body to strengthen alumni engagement. The EC meets on campus three times a year. Committee members serve three-year terms, and five new members are appointed each year.

Executive Committee Members 2019-2020

James E. Scott '59 (term expires 2022)

Robert L. Holloway, Jr '68 (term expires 2021)

Thomas R. Hickey, Jr '74 (term expires 2020)

Robert A. Howard '76 (term expires 2021)

Catharine Alexander Shirley '80, P'19 (term expires 2020)

John I. Snow, III '83, P'18 (term expires 2021)

Michael M. Smith '84Amherst Fund Co-Chair (term expires 2020)

Raphael M. Russo, Jr '89, Chair (term expires 2020)

Lucille D.K. Hamilton '92 (term expires 2022)

Elizabeth Witwer Feiner '95, Amherst Fund Co-Chair (term expires 2020)

Helen C. Wan '95 (term expires 2021)

Bennett M. Wilson '96 (term expires 2022)

Katrina L. Burton-Nichols '99 (term expires 2020)

Emily E. Collier '05 (term expires 2021)

Christopher L. Gillyard '08, President of the Society of the Alumni (term expires 2020)

Caroline M. Darmody '10 (term expires 2022)

Nicole P. Krensky '11 (term expires 2020)

Leilani E. Webb '14 (term expires 2020)

Cristian Navarro '16, Amherst Fund Co-Chair (term expires 2022)