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The Alumna Trustee nomination process closed on March 15, 2020. This initiative created a great deal of excitement within the alumnae community, resulting in many nominations. Nominations were reviewed by a diverse Alumnae Credentialing Committee based on the stated criteria. Please see the Guidelines for the complete selection guidelines and criteria. It was a highly competitive process and eight (8) candidates were selected for the Alumna Trustee Ballot.

Alumnae Trustee Candidates

Voting Process

All alumnae can vote for up to three (3) candidates. You are encouraged to vote for the best candidates – those dedicated to Spelman’s ideals, objectives, and institutional traditions, as well as those who display attributes of leadership, selflessness, integrity, maturity, objectivity, accountability, openness and honesty.

The Alumna Board of Trustee voting will open by telephone and electronic ballot Tuesday, June 2, 2020, at 8 a.m. Eastern Time and remain open until Tuesday, June 9, 2020, at 5 p.m. Eastern Time. All alumnae with a valid email address will be notified Tuesday, June 2, 2020, by 9 a.m. Eastern Time with voter instructions and unique login and password to Simply Voting. Simply Voting Inc. has been hired as the independent third-party election provider. To be officially tallied, you are responsible for conducting your vote prior to the official end date and time to be tallied.

As an alumna, if you have not received an email to gain access to the electronic ballot, please send an email to requesting access to the Alumna Trustee voting link.

The top three candidates receiving the highest number of votes will be invited to interview with a Trustee committee. The Board Affairs Committee receives recommendations from the interviewing committee and makes a final recommendation to the full Board. All trustees are elected by a majority vote of the Board.

If you have any questions, please contact the Office of Alumnae Engagement at 678-778-0517 or via email to We look forward to your participation in this important process.

The Spelman College Alumna Trustee Selection Subcommittee

Trustee Gena Hudgins Ashe, C’83    
Trustee Mary Lynne Diggs, C’77    
Trustee Loren Robinson, C’2003

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Alumna Trustee Process

Guidelines 2020