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A Letter from Dean Lyons

With the Haas Alumni Network at more than 38,000 strong, alumni like you are the face of Berkeley-Haas. Whether you serve on the Alumni Council or an alumni chapter board, whether you represent Haas in a city far from Berkeley or manage an online group, the work you do is important to the Haas School.

You shape thinking, influence priorities, and motivate action. You help build the school's global brand and you assure that Haas' alumni have a lifelong connection to Berkeley-Haas. The work you do is remarkable and, without you, our school would not be all that it is.

I need you to be a knowledgeable representative and an exemplar of the school's four defining principles. It's an important job and, as I've said, it's also a big one. To be the informed and enthusiastic ambassador Haas needs, keep reading.

If you need more information, contact the Alumni Relations Office at We have a great group of people there who want to support you.


Dean Rich Lyons (BS 82)


The Haas Alumni Network (HAN) is comprised of alumni volunteers who serve the school in one of five ways. Explore the functions of each role.

Chapter Board Member
Alumni Chapters are comprised of at least three alumni board memberswho organize events to connect alumni to one another and keep fellow alumni connected to Berkeley-Haas.
Regional Representative
Regional Representatives are alumni ambassadors who serve as a point of contact for visiting alumni, faculty, staff, and current or prospective students in cities and countries outside the Bay Area.
Affinity Group Leader
Affinity Groups are alumni with a common interest, career theme, or location. Most connect online, through LinkedIn; a few meet in person around the Bay Area.
Haas Council Member
The Haas Council is comprised of alumni and student volunteers who serve as Berkeley-Haas ambassadors by communicating with classmates (or fellow alumni at their corporation) about year-round activities, engagement opportunities, lifelong learning programs, career services, and annual giving to the school. These volunteers also guide the planning and priorities of the Haas Alumni Network (HAN). The council meets formally twice a year to network, hear key school updates, learn from faculty, and share ideas. For more information, contact: