The Alumni Association Board of Directors continues to help develop programs and events to engage alumni with each other, with current students, and with the College. The Board met March 22-23 and continued to make progress on its 2013 Operating Plan addressing Commission Gustavus 150 recommendations. Among the work being done, the Communications Committee is reviewing the type, content, and frequency of communication from the College; the Student Connections Committee is developing networking and mentoring opportunities with alumni and students; the Classes, Chapters and Shared Interest Groups Committee reviewed the student/alumni mentoring program, networking events, and summer Twin Cities events celebrating athletics and arts at Target Field and American Swedish Institute; the Recognition Committee revised the alumni award nominations process and reviewed award nominees; and the Nomination Committee reviewed Alumni Board nominees to serve a three-year term 2013-16. Paula O’Loughlin, associate provost and dean of arts and humanities, joined the Board to discuss challenges facing higher education in general and liberal arts colleges in particular. She also provided an update on discussions occurring on campus about leadership and governance and the eight action steps that have been initiated on campus this spring to engage all campus constituencies in conversations about the future of the College. The Alumni Board endorsed this process and was encouraged by the efforts being made to engage a broad range of people in discussions regarding the long-term strength of the College.