The Alumni

Alumni Trustee Candidates

(Three to be elected)

The Alumni Council has nominated three candidates to serve as members of Hamilton's Board of Trustees.

Each alumni trustee to be elected will serve a four-year term beginning on July 1, 2008.


A creative writing major at Hamilton, Julie was a member of the women's lacrosse and ice hockey teams and served as a resident advisor. A 1989 Fordham Law School graduate, she clerked for one year for the 2nd Circuit Court of Appeals, then joined Davis Polk and Wardwell, where today she is a partner in the firm's California office. A resident of Portola Valley, Calif., she is an active volunteer with the College's Career Center and Office of Admission, and a former volunteer with the Class of 1984's Reunion Gift Committee. Her father is the late Chauncey D. Cowles '33.


Jay was an English literature and history major as well as a member of Chi Psi. A money manager and senior partner at Welch & Forbes in Boston, he resides in Dedham, Mass. Jay is an Annual Fund and Career Center volunteer and completed a three-year term on the Alumni Council Nominations Committee in June 2006. He is a former Reunion Gift Committee chair, class agent and member of the Alumni Council, and hosts events for the College at his office. Jay's son Nate is a member of the Class of 2007.


A member of the men's lacrosse team and Delta Upsilon, Dan majored in government. After earning an M.B.A. from Harvard in 1994, Dan worked for Intuit and then Advent Software. In 2007, he became CEO of LinkedIn, an online professional network. He and his wife Meagan Knuetter '90 live in San Francisco. For three years, Meagan and Dan were co-presidents of the Alumni Association of Northern California. He has served on reunion gift committees and as a volunteer with the Career Center and the Office of Admission. Dan served on the Executive Committee of the Alumni Council from 2003 to 2006. His brother is John B.A. Nye '87.

In accordance with Article 8 of the ­Constitution of the Alumni Association, alumni may submit additional nominations for alumni trustee by petition, each of which requires at least 25 signatures of association members. To be valid, a petition must be submitted by Jan. 4, 2008, and include the signature, class year, address and telephone number of each petitioner, along with a statement by the proposed candidate consenting to be nominated. Each petition may nominate only one candidate and should be directed to the Secretary, Hamilton College Alumni Association, 198 College Hill Road, Clinton, NY 13323. If no nominations by petition are received, a mail ballot election will not be necessary.

The Alumni Section

Contact Information

Stacey Himmelberger

Editor, Hamilton Alumni Review
198 College Hill Road
Clinton, NY 13323
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