Young Alumni Listening Sessions with President Anne F. Harris

As she steps into her role leading Grinnell College, President Harris has a distinct interest in hearing from our young alumni to better understand their Grinnell experience and their ongoing relationship with the College. Along with the Office of Development and Alumni Relations, President Harris has a vested interest in growing and maintaining a positive relationship with this important group of Grinnellians who we know have much to offer by way of guidance, insight, time, and talents!

While many young alumni have positive feelings toward the College and actively engage through their gifts and time, some have also expressed frustration and concern regarding their ongoing relationship. President Harris would like to learn more from alumni across this spectrum. She plans to hold three young alumni listening sessions early in 2021 to hear directly from young alumni about their experiences.

We are looking for approximately 20 young alumni volunteers to participate in each of the following sessions. All participants will be selected through a random lottery system should more than 20 individuals volunteer for each session. Those who are not selected will be invited to share their feedback via an online survey tool instead.

Friday, January 22
1-2:30 p.m. Central
For alumni from the classes of 2006-2010

Wednesday, January 27
12-1:30 p.m. Central
For alumni from the classes of 2011-2016

Wednesday, February 3
12-1:30 p.m. Central
For alumni from the classes of 2017-2020

All of the sessions will take place over Zoom and will be recorded for future analysis. Each participant will be asked to actively speak and contribute to the discussion. To share your interest in joining one of the young alumni listening sessions, please complete a brief form by clicking on the red button below.

Button: white text on red background. Text: Volunteer to be a Listening Session Participant