The Franklin University Switzerland Alumni Association is governed by the Alumni Council, an advisory group that is made up of alumni volunteers. The Alumni Council works closely with the Office of Advancement to foster lifelong relationships between Franklin University Switzerland, and its students and alumni.


The Mission of the Franklin Alumni Council is to actively involve alumni in the life of the University. The Council provides a forum for the discussion of alumni issues, concerns and ideas, and provides a conduit to and from the Board of Trustees for such information.

Organizational Structure

The Alumni Council is led by two Alumni Trustees, who each serve a three-year term, and the Director of Alumni and Parent Relations. The Alumni Council typically meets three times a year, twice in New York and once in Lugano.


Members of the Alumni Council are involved in a variety of activities such as event planning, fundraising and career services among others. Alumni Council members make annual financial contributions to the Alumni Council Fund which funds the Council’s activates. Some of the projects and initiatives the Alumni Council sponsors include but are not limited to: Franklin Club Alumni Events, Alumni Council Sponsored Boat Cruise, Alumni Council Sponsored Art Competition and the Ursula Gentile Lowerre Outstanding Service Award.

Becoming a Member

Candidates for the Alumni Council are nominated by alumni and others. To nominate an alumnus/a for Alumni Council membership, please contact the Office of Advancement.

Alumni Council Members

Hanar Al Balooshi ’07

Denise Alfeld ’88

John Auxillos ’09

Georgette Baliga ’16

Lina Binladin ’11

Emily M. Boynton ’09 - Alumni Trustee

Martin Capousek ’07

Rocco Costa ’03

Conner Crawford ’12

Ajlin Dizdarevic ’96

John Doyle ’06

Ryan Ellis ’09 - Alumni Trustee

Daniel C. Eng ’01

Claudia Figueredo ’95

Eva Gianini ’95

Stephanie Green Clark ’06

Marci Harris ’97

Andrew Herndon ’11

James Jasper ’11

Reese Tristan Jones ’11

Dashiell Jordan ’12

Jane LaFarge Hamill ’03

Evelyn K. Lee ’97

Marina Lorenzini ’16

Ursula Lowerre ’76

Ned Lynch ’66

Kevin W. McNeely ’73

Fred Middelstaedt ’05

Renu Mody ’83

Johanna (Joey) Moffitt ’85

Grace Molnar ’95

Melissa Monk '92

Carla Monti '10

Giulio Olivieri ’97

Nicolaus Owens ’12

Lisa Peck-Cruikshank ’88

Tom Pegues ’94

Aleksandrs Racenis ’10

Jennifer Raley ’77

Andrew Rebak ’93

Jordan Ricker ’16

Claudia Rybienik ’11

Peyton Sandoz ’12

Sonyah Seiden '16

John Steinbreder ’76

Štěpán Ťahan ’09

Jacob Tally ’04

Christopher Weed ’09

Matt Wilson ’09

Nick Witte ’15

Skyler Yost ’11