Vice President for External Relations

The Division of External Relations builds and facilitates relationships with stakeholders of the College who are off campus. The Division’s primary areas of focus include alumni, donors, parents, 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, Reunion Programs, 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, 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, Media Relations, and Special Events


Tommy Bonner
Tommy Bonner Profile
Vice President for External Relations
Gayle McJunkin
Gayle McJunkin Profile
Associate Vice President for External Relations
Gayle Bauer
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Assistant to the VP/External Relations & Office Manager