HAA Appointed Director's Welcome 2018

Submitted by Veronica on Mon, 10/08/2018 - 18:21

October 2018

Greetings fellow alumni,

As one of the two appointed Directors representing Harvard’s Division of Continuing Education on the Harvard Alumni Association (HAA) board, it’s a pleasure to introduce myself as we kick off another fantastic year for the Harvard Extension Alumni Association.  I serve alongside Carlos De La Rosa ALM ’08 as Appointed Directors to the HAA.  

Each school at Harvard has two Appointed Directors that formally serve on the Harvard Alumni Association Board of Directors. The Directors offer our leadership and experience to further the work of HAA committees and initiatives while advancing the virtues of One Harvard. Throughout the course of our 3-year term, we travel back to campus several times during the academic year for the Harvard Alumni Association Board of Directors meetings. In each of these meetings we gather together to support the engagement needs of our respective alumni, sharing best practices and challenges. 

In terms of my involvement as a Harvard alumna, I’ve been proud to serve on the HEAA board for two years and volunteered for Harvard Clubs for over 30 years.  Currently, I live in the Greater Los Angeles area where I consult to organizations on growth and fundraising initiatives with a focus on board impact and governance.  

Together, Carlos and I advocate for the needs of Harvard Extension School and its nearly 20,000 (!) alumni.  We serve as liaisons to student members of the Harvard Graduate School Council and collectively discuss how to engage alumni across all the Harvard schools.  

Please feel free to share your thoughts, questions and ideas with me directly, via our ‘Get Involved’ page.

Veritas, ubiquitas, aeternitas!

Maryellen Gleason ALB '84
Appointed HAA Director