Smeal Alumni Society

Learn about the Smeal Alumni Society, including membership, board of directors, and the Hammond Society.

The Smeal College of Business experience extends beyond graduation. The mission of the Alumni Society is to provide opportunities for networking, volunteerism, and lifelong learning to its diverse alumni community of more than 90,000 graduates. Smeal is more than a leading academic institution; it's an asset for life.


Membership in the Smeal Alumni Society is open to alumni, faculty, and friends of the Smeal College of Business who are regular annual, life, or associate members of the Penn State Alumni Association.

Board of Directors

The Board of Directors consists of approximately 24 At-Large Directors. At-Large Directors are elected by the Board of Directors or appointed by the Dean. Membership as an At-Large Director consists of one, three-year term, with the option for reelection to a second, three-year term. The Board's constitution is available online.

The Board supports the work of the Smeal Development & Alumni Relations Office by collaborating behind the scenes to imagine, develop, and execute initiatives that promote and advance the goals of the Smeal College, and the University. 

Indicate Your Interest in Serving on a Committee

Alumni volunteers (non-Board Members) are welcome to join a committee to assist the Board with their strategic projects. The three committees that volunteers can serve on are Alumni Engagement, Student Success, and Mentoring. Please contact Director of Alumni Relations Jen Crispell for more information on how to get connected with a Committee leader. 

Indicate Your Interest in Serving on the Board in the Future

Alumni who are interested in learning more about serving on the Alumni Society Board should:

Hammond Society

All out-going At-Large Directors who have served at least two consecutive terms will be inducted into the Hammond Society, which is named after the late Dean Emeritus J.D. Hammond.