Vice President for External Relations

The Division of External Relations builds and facilitates relationships with stakeholders of the College. The Division’s primary areas of focus include alumni, donors, parents, future alumni, foundations, media, and members of the Northfield community.

Departments within the division include Alumni Relations, Alumni Annual Fund, Campaigns, Communications and Marketing, Corporate and Foundation Relations, Development, Central Records, Milestone Reunions, and Special Events.

Volunteers and staff work to advance the mission of the College, raise awareness of the College and its priorities, and foster engagement and philanthropic generosity among Carleton’s many constituencies. This is accomplished through extensive programming, outreach, and events with the goal of nurturing long-term and mutually-enriching relationships with and among constituents, including alumni, families and friends.

Enhanced connections lead to increased support for the teaching mission of the College, facility improvements and additions, financial aid, and connections with students for career exploration and job and internship opportunities, and community service opportunities for Carleton students.

Staff are located in various locations around campus and in the city of Northfield. For specific locations of individual staff members consult the campus directory.

200 Division Street

Alumni Relations, Alumni Annual Fund, Development, Milestone Reunions, and Vice President’s staff

212 East Second Street

Central Records and Development Information Services

Bird House

Alumni Relations

Laird Hall

Corporate and Foundation Relations

Leighton Hall

Communications and Marketing, Public Relations and Media, and Special Events

Tommy Bonner
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Vice President for External Relations
Joe Hargis
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Associate Vice President for External Relations
Director of College Communications
Dan Rustad
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Associate Vice President for Development
Becky Zrimsek
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Assistant Vice President for External Relations
Mark Gleason
Mark Gleason
Director of Corporate & Foundation Relations
Mari Aylin
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Senior Director of Principal Gifts
Gayle Bauer
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Assistant to the VP/External Relations & Office Manager