Association Council

What’s the Association Council?

The UCC Association represents the interests of Old Boys, parents, members of the Board of Governors and the UCC Foundation, faculty and staff, and other community members with demonstrated interest in the College.
The UCC Association Council is its governing body, with 21 elected council members and eight ex-officio council members. Officers include the President, Vice-President(s), Secretary, Executive Director and Managing Director. The Council meets three times per year in addition to its annual general meeting, held in October.

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    Matt Flynn '96

    John Thompson ’88
    Joannah Lawson

    Lucas Atkins ’98
    Jeff Brown ’96
    Amy Cheung
    Steve Coxford
    Rich Elder ’78
    Rob Elder ’82
    Ben Gilbank ’04
    J.P. Mackay ’02
    David Morgenstern ’90
    Lisa Orr
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    Zach Schwartz ’05
    Neil Seeman ’88
    Alexander Singh ’97
    Olga Tchetvertnykh
    Jared Walker ’05

    Ex-Officio Members as of October 2013
    Russell Higgins ’81, Chairman of the Board of Governors
    Matthew Johnson ’95, Immediate Past-president of the Association Council
    Jill Adolphe and Carita Sheehy, Parents’ Organization Co-Presidents
    Connie Carmichael, Prep Parents’ Organization President
    Martha Simmons, Parents’ Annual Giving Committee Chair
    Justin Wasser ’07, Chair of the Young Alumni Network
    Michael Carmichael ’97, Chair of the Common Ties Advisory Committee
    Mark Ferley ’96, Faculty Representative
    Sam McKinney, Principal
    Jim Garner ’77, Vice-President of Advancement and Strategy
    Kathryn Champion, Director Constituency Relations

    Past Council Presidents
    Alexander Younger ’89
    Jim Garner '77
    John Cape ’87
    David MacDougall ’81
    Rob Parsons ’87

    Association Appointed Board of Governors
    Todd Hargarten
    Charlie Sims ’80
    Blake Hutcheson ’80

Association Membership

  • Old Boys
  • Parents
  • Members of the Board of Governors 
  • Members of the Board of Directors of UCC's Foundation 
  • Members of Board of Trustees of the UCC Educational Foundation and UCC Foundation U.K. 
  • UCC's Principal, faculty and staff
  • Others with demonstrated interest in the College's welfare

Role of the Association Council

  • Governance-level recommendations to the College on significant priorities and policies regarding external relations, including friendraising, fundraising and communications
  • Advise the Office of Advancement on strategies and priorities, and review annual objectives and reports
  • Represent the views of its members on broader governance issues and serve as the conduit for advocating these positions, on behalf of its membership, to the Board of Governors and Principal
  • Situation-specific advice and assistance in the implementation of friendraising, fundraising and communications programs
  • Fulfils its constitutional responsibilities and appoint three governors of the College (the Association President serves as a Governor)
  • Select the annual recipient of the John D. Stevenson Award for outstanding volunteer service to the College and the Harold A.D. Roberts Circle Awards for volunteerism
  • Identify and cultivate potential volunteers, donors and advocates (may include nominating additional individuals for the Board of Governors, Foundation Board or other groups)

Association Council’s Purpose

  • Serve as a link between UCC and its members
  • Provide programs and services for its members
  • Engage its members in the service of UCC
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