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On Tuesday, Feb. 5, the College of Visual and Performing Arts (VPA) held the inaugural meeting of VPA’s Young Alumni Council. The council was created as a complement to the existing VPA Council and is charged with helping the college’s leadership further enhance the VPA student experience.

The Young Alumni Council is comprised of 16 alumni from across the college, with representatives from each of VPA’s six schools and departments.

The meeting agenda included a welcome from Lauren Cramer L’94, chair of the VPA Council and a member of Syracuse University’s Board of Trustees, and a discussion on how VPA can strengthen alumni engagement to benefit current students as they prepare to graduate and begin their professional lives.

“Our Young Alumni Council is incredibly enthusiastic and full of ideas,” says VPA Dean Michael S. Tick. “Our plan is to meet twice a year and grow the council as more alumni are identified and express a willingness to participate.”

The members of the Young Alumni Council are:

If you have questions about the Young Alumni Council, contact Mike Grannis, VPA’s assistant director for development and alumni relations, at