The Alumni Council is the primary representative body of Graduate School of Design alumni. With the fundamental goal to promote the GSD and bring the School to the world, the Council membership spans a wide array of fields, demographics, and regions. These distinguished practitioners and academics are highly engaged in not only the design issues of the day but also civic, professional, governmental, and business affairs within their communities. Council members provide a strong link between the walls of Gund Hall and the “real world” beyond. They contribute to the welfare of the School by connecting alumni and students, and by representing excellence in their chosen professions, which reflect the School's diverse array of programs.