If you’re one of Brown’s 600+ elected or appointed class leaders you’re automatically a member of the Alumni Class Leaders (ACL), and the ACL Board of Advisors is here to help you!

What is the ACL?

The ACL works to keep alumni engaged in the Brown community, while the ACL Board of Advisors—elected by the ACL—upholds the very best of Brown’s spirit and traditions and supports class volunteers (e.g., class presidents, vice presidents, secretaries, treasurers, webmasters, communications managers, etc.) through mentoring, training, and by providing the tools that class leaders need to lead effectively.

Become a Class Leader

Support Brown and stay connected with your class by getting involved with your class leadership. Class leader committees are recruited and formed every five years in the spring following your Reunion. Committee service begins  on July 1 and ends on June 30.

Want to get involved?

Learn more about class leadership positions

    Reach out on Facebook and Instagram

    Keep in touch with other class leaders on the ACL Facebook page and Instagram account and find direct access to an online community of volunteers with decades of collective experience. Need some ideas for engagement on your class social media channels? These are your one-stop resource! Feel free to start a conversation thread on any volunteer-related topic such as event planning or communicating with classmates.

    Virtual Engagement Toolkit

    Developed by the Alumni Relations staff, the Virtual Engagement Toolkit will help you plan, organize, and execute virtual class activities.

    ACL Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Calendar

    Developed by the ACL’s DEI (Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion) Committee, this calendar provides information about cultural, religious, and secular holidays and events across diverse groups. We hope this information will be a useful resource for class leaders as they plan activities and events throughout the year to engage their classmates. View detailed instructions for how to subscribe to the DEI Calendar (PDF).

    Class Leadership Webinars

    Watch along as class leaders share tips on how to effectively communicate with classmates to create a feeling of connectivity with Brown and with each other. This webinar will provide you with information on the basic tools, advice on how to use them, and specific suggestions on how to improve your class communications. (36 minutes)
    Experienced class leaders share best practices on class engagement planning and communications and a wealth of tips and resources. (35 minutes)
    ACL Board Members and experienced class leaders share knowledge and tips—including highlights from the Virtual Engagement Toolkit, a case study on virtual events, and strategies on how to best leverage social media. (45 minutes)
    Covers the ins and outs of class leadership in today’s evolving environment, including resources to foster deeper engagement with your class. (25 minutes)

    See What’s New

    Read the most recent ACL newsletter

    ACL Class Leader Mentoring

    Would you or your class leadership team like some one-on-one mentorship on a specific area of class leadership? Perhaps some guidance on class engagement, communication, or virtual events? To find out more, email class@brown.edu or reach out to your alumni relations liaison to be connected with an ACL Mentor.

    Volunteer Opportunities

    Encourage other Brunonians to volunteer!

    ACL 2023-2024 Board Headshots

    • President: Sarah Gomel ’06
    • Vice President: Haru Okuda ’94
    • Treasurer: Petros Perselis ’10
    • Secretary: Terri Denning Sevilla ’82


    • Salsa Ahmed ’11
    • Krista Bradley ’86
    • Michelle Frea ’14
    • Ryan G.W. Grubbs ’10
    • Erin Mancuso Hobey ’95
    • Harry Holt, Jr. '84, P'16
    • Lawrence (Larry) Kerson, M.D. '64, P'00
    • Aliza Knox '81, P'19
    • Marco Martinez ’08
    • Melba Melton ’06
    • Berit S. Muh ’64
    • Ruth Neighbors ’95
    • Steve Owens ’78, P’17
    • Jade Palomino ’07
    • Jennie Kerson Pritzker ’00
    • Terri Denning Sevilla ’82
    • Robert "Bob" Sherman ’69, P’98
    • Joan Winter Skerritt '84 AM'85, P'09
    • Donald Stanford ’72, ScM’77
    • William "Bill" A. Tanenbaum ’76
    • William "Bill" Taylor ’75
    • Katerina Tori ’18
    • Stephanie A. Vasquez ’13


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