The six newly elected Harvard Alumni Association (HAA) directors, in order of their finish, are: Andrea C. Silbert, 19,649; Marilyn J. Holifield, 17,908; Susan Fales-Hill, 17,183; Alexander L. Aldrich, 17,029; Thomas H. Castro, 16,384; and Alan A. Khazei, 16,059.
There were nine candidates nominated by the HAA; six were elected for three-year terms. There were 31,016 alumni/ae who voted in the election for a 14 percent rate of participation.
The purpose of the HAA remains “the promotion of the welfare of Harvard University and the establishment of a mutually beneficial relationship between Harvard and its alumni.” Among the HAA’s responsibilities are class and reunion events; continuing education programs; alumni relations with undergraduates, recent graduates, and the graduate school alumni organizations; coordination among Harvard Clubs; and the nomination of overseers and elected directors. The Alumni Association is guided by a board of elected and appointed directors who meet three times a year in Cambridge.