Dear DGALA Community,
The DGALA leadership has been closely monitoring and actively participating in the recent conversations about the appointment of Bishop Tengatenga as the Dean of the Tucker Foundation. We are very excited that many of you have been in touch in person, by email, and on Facebook to share your opinions, questions, and concerns. We share these concerns. Please know that we have had a number of very frank conversations with the Dartmouth leadership this summer including, most recently, a conversation with President Hanlon, in which your concerns have been expressed in no uncertain terms. We are confident that DGALA’s voice has been heard loud and clear in Hanover on the topic of this appointment. We expect the President and Provost to make additional announcements about Bishop Tengatenga’s appointment this week.
The controversy over this appointment highlight’s DGALA’s role as a powerful conduit for the flow of information and opinion between our membership and the College on the issues that affect the well-being of Dartmouth’s LGBTQIA community. The fifteen alumni/ae who comprise our Board of Directors welcome every opportunity to learn what is on your minds. We can then raise your questions, concerns, and thoughts with the College leadership and other alumni leaders through the Alumni Council, Club and Affiliated Group Officers leadership groups, and through individual meetings with both College and alumni leadership.
We encourage you to continue to share your perspectives with us! You can reach DGALA via email at DartGALA@gmail.com or write to our leadership team at the addresses below.
The DGALA Board of Directors
DGALA President, Vice President, and Alumni Council representatives:
S. Caroline Kerr ’05
Brendan Connell ’87
Board of Directors
Dartmouth Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual &
Transgender Alumni/ae Association
208 West 13th Street
New York, NY 10011-7702
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