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Alumni Council

Alumni Council members together

Hello Swarthmore Alumni!

My name is BoHee Yoon '01, and I am the President of our Alumni Council. Like many of you, my time at Swarthmore was among the most formative and incredible experiences of my life. Swarthmore taught me some of the most important things in life, including the value of community, how to think critically about all we do, and how to make and keep the best friends imaginable. Now, through my work with the Alumni Council, I’ve been able to both deepen my bonds to the College and give something back to it.

It is my and the Alumni Council’s goal to represent you — the approximately 20,000 alumni who make up our community — to the College, and to remind you that you are a valued member of our community. If you ever have ideas about how we can better do that — or if you have a question or just want to share an opinion — please don’t hesitate to email me at

Thank you for the honor and pleasure of serving as your Alumni Council President!


Overview of Alumni Council 

The Alumni Council, the governing body of the Alumni Association, spearheads and participates in a variety of activities and programs to support students, alumni, and the College. Learn more about Alumni Council's mission, bylaws, and meeting calendar

Whether it’s hosting SwatTalks, which feature accomplished alumni leading virtual seminars on important topics that have ranged from the Big Bang to the history of gay marriage; sponsoring a career clothing giveaway, which provides current students with wardrobe items they might need but can’t afford as they embark on their professional journeys; or presenting awards that recognize alumni for their professional accomplishments and community service achievements; the Alumni Council seeks to engage with all members of the College community.

The Alumni Council meets three times each academic year, once in executive session and twice as a full Council.

If you have any questions about the Council, including how to nominate someone, please contact Assistant Vice President of Alumni and Family Programs Ellen Caccia at