The CSE Alumnae/i Association was founded in 1919 with Marguerite McGrath Sullivan, Class of 1913, as its first president. Since its earliest days, the officers and members of the Alumnae/i Association had as its primary purpose, the advancement and support of CSE.
They worked tirelessly to transform the Association into a dynamic and vital organization. It became incorporated in 1957. Today, the CSE Alumnae/i Association continues its work by offering programs and services which meet the ever changing and diverse needs of its members while promoting the welfare of the College.
The Alumnae/i Association is dedicated to fostering a spirit of loyalty and pride in the college through its active chapters, regional outreach, special programs, events and services.
Upon graduation you automatically become a member of the Alumnae/i Association. Graduate students who have completed a year of work at the College, honorary degree recipients and all emeriti faculty are included as members. There are no dues or fees for membership. Presently, CSE has over 15,000 graduates living throughout the world.
The Alumnae/i Association is governed by a board of directors – comprised of four officers, fourteen directors-at-large, two alumna trustees who serve as trustees of the College of Saint Elizabeth, and the immediate past president – who work with the executive director of Alumni Relations toward the development of programs and services that engage graduates and advance the mission of the College of Saint Elizabeth.
The purpose of the Association is to support the mission and promote the welfare of the College of Saint Elizabeth and the continued interest of its graduates in the college; to promote Catholic higher education; and to foster strong ties with administrators, faculty, students and friends of the college as well as maintain strong ties among the alumni.