Alumni Council

The Alumni Council was founded in 1946 and is the governing body of the Andover-Abbot Alumni Association.  The Council seeks to promote beneficial relations, especially by serving as a liaison between alumni and the Academy and by strengthening connections among alumni. 

The Council includes approximately 140 members serving four-year terms. Members of the Alumni Council actively engage with each other, with fellow alumni, with the Office of Alumni Engagement and with members of the Board of Trustees to foster and sustain a close relationship and understanding between Phillips Academy and its alumni body in the areas of alumni affairs and communications, admissions, and financial aid and fundraising.

To enrich the lives of our alumni by inspiring them to live the values of the Academy and to be a catalyst for lifetime engagement.

What the Alumni Council does:

  • The Alumni Council recognizes alumni for accomplishment and distinction in their fields and as volunteers serving the interests of the Academy in a variety of ways.
  • In alternating years, the Council oversees the nominations that lead to the election of two Alumni Trustees who serve four-year terms on the Board of Trustees.
  • The Alumni Council welcomes the newly graduated class into alumni status.
  • The President presides over the Annual Meeting of the Alumni Association each year on reunion weekend.
  • The Alumni Council President serves a three-year term on the Board of Trustees.
  • The Alumni Council chooses new members each year in such a way as to recognize significant volunteer service and provide a living profile of the entire alumni body.

Get Involved

Each spring, the Nominating Committee contacts candidates who have been suggested for membership, as well as those who have expressed an interest for themselves. Candidates are asked to complete a brief statement of interest, indicating volunteer activities for Andover and how their background/experience will contribute to the Council’s activities. In recent years, there have been more candidates than positions available, so it may take 1-3 years before each candidate can be invited to join.

The expectation of membership includes being present at the two meetings of the Council each year. The fall meeting usually occurs in late September or early October; the spring meeting is usually in late April or early May.

If you're interested in joining the Council, or nominating an alumna/us, please contact Karleigh Antista in the Office of Alumni Engagement.

Alumni Council Leadership 

Steve Matloff '91, President
Doug D'Agata '88, Vice President
Marisa Connors Hoyt '99, Vice President
Tracy Mullings Reed '92, Vice President

In 2015, the Alumni Council inaugurated the Tom Beaton Challenge - a goal set forth every year for 100% participation in the Annual Fund by members of the Alumni Council. In 2018, the Alumni Council had a 


participation rate!