Board of Directors

A Board of Directors, consisting of 3 officers, 24 directors, members-at-large and the immediate past president, manages the Alumni Association. Three men and three women are selected annually to serve four-year terms.

New members begin their term on July 1 each year. The deadline for nominations is in January each year.

The Association is a separate entity from the University of Delaware and is completely self funded. As a result, the Association relies on support from alumni to generate the income provided through their affinity partnerships. The income from these partnerships is used to fund all of its alumni programs, student scholarships, and awards programs.

The Office of Alumni Relations serves as the daily working arm of the association, executing the strategies of the Board of Directors, as well as annual programming and outreach.

The committees of the board are: Awards, Executive, Finance, Merchandise and Benefits, Nominating, Outreach and Scholarship. Board members serve on at least one committee.

Above: Members of the UDAA gather at their June 2012 board meeting held in Clayton Hall the Friday of Alumni Weekend.

2013-2014 Alumni Association Officers:

Kenneth Jones, BE ’80 of Newark, DE – President
Anne Giacoma Barretta, AS ’83 of Cresskill, NJ - Vice President
Kerry Orendorf Halbedl, BE ’02 of Wilmington, DE – Secretary/Treasurer
Darelle Lake Riabov, AS ’73 of Landenberg, PA - Immediate Past President

2013-2014 Alumni Association Board Members:

Denise DiSabatino Allen, EH ’82 of Rehoboth Beach, DE
Jonathan Asuncion, AS ’83 of Mount Joy, PA
Steven Beattie, BE ’87 of Westfield, NJ
Scott Bell, EG ’83 of Newark, DE
Kenneth Boyle, EG ’78 of Yardley, PA
James Burke, AS ’69 of Wilmington, DE
Chip Davis’90 BE of Edgewater, MD
Megan DiMuzio Del Collo, EH ’99 of Moorestown, NJ
Julie Zimmerman Derrickson, AS ’01 of Bear, DE
Paul Fioravanti, AS ’93 of Wilmington, DE
Susan Keene Haberstroh, EH ’01M ’07 EdD of Townsend, DE
Christine Murowany Hidell, AS ’76 of Wilmington, DE
Susan Deppert Hutton, EH ’67 of Catonsville, MD
Lynn Adams Kokjohn, BE ’78 of Rehoboth Beach, DE
Karen Williams Miller, EH ’77 of Bethesda, MD
Linda Justice Myrick, EG ’77 of Flourtown, PA
Jennifer Murphy, EG ’99 of Wilmington, DE
Maureen Cawley Ortega, AS ’98 of Wilmington, DE
Chad Reynolds, BE ’00 of Middletown, DE
Robert Rohrer, AG ’94 of Quarryville, PA
Paige Doeberl Rubino, BE ’07 of Dover, DE
Bryan Townsend, BE ’03 ’03M, AS ’04 of Newark, DE
Joseph Walsh, AG ’85 of Bear, DE
Robert Waters, BE ’82 of Herndon, VA

2013-2014 Members at large:

Tia Truxon Bolden, AS ’93 of Middletown, DE
Jennifer Cain, BS, '02 of Wilmington, DE
Italo Carrieri-Russo, BA, '07 of Newark, DE
Janna Craig, AS ’03 ’05M of Fairfax, VA
Kathy Riley Foster, AS ’88 of Wilmington, DE
Robert Harra, BE ’07 of Wilmington, DE
Lindsay Heck, AS ’01 of Wilmington, DE
Michael Ingrassia, BE ’90 of Moorestown, NJ
Mark Manniso, AS ’84 of Newark, DE
Patty Cordes McClain, AS/BE ’04 of Allentown, PA
Brad Scott, AS ’87 of Newark, DE
Steve Shallo, AS ’07 of Eastchester, NY
David Tusio, AS ’10 of Philadelphia, PA
Margaret Olson Vavala, BE ’01 of Wilmington, DE

Contact Info

UD Alumni Association, c/o Office of Alumni Relations
  • University of Delaware
  • George Evans House
  • 5 West Main Street
  • Newark
  • DE
  • 19716
  • E-mail:Send e-mail
  • Phone:(302) 831-2341
  • Fax:(302) 831-2045

If you are interested in serving on the Board of Directors or with any programs, committees or activities, please contact the Office of Alumni Relations.