The Program is particularly proud of its alumni and their accomplishments in the field of preservation. That network stretches across the country and includes many leaders in preservation and related fields. Particularly in Boston and New England, the Program’s network provides advice and contacts for current students and faculty, as well as other alumni. Drawing on that strength, the Program relies on its alumni for advice through the Advisory Council and for role models, including those described in the Alumni Focus.

The Alumni Advisory Council

The Alumni Advisory Council of the Preservation Studies Program supports the educational mission of the Program, its students, and faculty. The Council offers advice in matters of curriculum; administration; program development and advancement; communication with regional and national preservation professionals, agencies, and organizations; student recruitment; and resource development. It serves as an advocate for the Program within the broader Boston University community and acts as a conduit for fostering mentoring relationships between alumni and students.

AAC Members

Shantia Anderheggen, Easement Administrator, National Trust for Historic Preservation, Washington, DC

Gus Fraser, Director of Facilities and Preservation, Mount Auburn Cemetery, Cambridge, MA.

Wendy Frontiero, architect and preservation consultant, Beverly, MA.

Laura Kline, Architectural Historian, Public Archaeology Lab, Pawtucket, Rhode Island

Kathy Kottaridis, Executive Director, Historic Boston, Inc., Boston, MA

Sally Zimmerman, Preservation Specialist, Historic New England, Waltham, MA