The Class of 2027 moved onto the South 40, August 2023

Welcome to the 2023-24 APAP season!

Thank you for serving as a WashU leader in your region. The Class of 2027 is on campus, and we are so excited for First Day on Monday, August 28. But our work with prospective students and their families is ongoing.

Please read these monthly chair updates, as they are the best way to stay up-to-date regarding what’s happening in APAP and at WashU. All members—including chairs—will receive a separate member update email each month. 

Your to-do list

As we kick of a new season, there are a few tasks we’re asking each chair to complete in the coming days.

  • Log in to the APAP Volunteer Portal to agree to this year’s eligibility requirements and update your information.  
  • Complete the 15-minute online chair training. We require new chairs to complete the training and encourage returning chairs to review it as a refresher. 
  • Plan to send your committee members a welcome email by September 1, using the template in your chair resources. 


We will start matching students for APAP interviews around September 15, and you will assign all interviews in the APAP Volunteer Portal. Stay tuned for more information in the coming weeks!  

Alumni interviewers who are willing to conduct additional interviews outside of their committee can opt to conduct them in the western U.S., eastern U.S., and/or outside the U.S., which they will indicate in the APAP Volunteer Portal. 

Upcoming events

A new season means new opportunities to meet students and their families!

College Fairs

APAP volunteers represent WashU at College Fairs around the world. If we need help with a fair in your area, we’ll notify you and your volunteers by email. Any APAP member may staff a fair, and we will provide all details and training.

Admissions Information Sessions

APAP staff will ask volunteers in some areas to help check in and greet guests at Admissions Information Sessions for prospective families.

Interview Days

We plan to host a limited number of Interview Days in January and will let you know if there will be one in your area.

Kick-offs and Recruitment Happy Hours

If your committee will host an APAP Kick-Off or Recruitment Happy Hour this fall, you have likely already heard from the APAP office about scheduling the event. APAP Kick-Offs are informal events that bring members and chairs together to socialize and give/receive training. Chairs lead the event and can tailor the kick-off to meet the needs of their committee members.  

Recruitment Happy Hours are another way for APAP members to connect and meet alumni in the area who are interested in learning more about APAP.

APAP staff members typically do not travel to Kick-offs or Recruitment Happy Hours, but a WashU admissions officer may attend. 

Alumni Networks Welcome Parties

The Alumni Networks team at WashU hosts Welcome Parties in the fall in some cities, and we encourage APAP volunteers to attend. As a chair, you may be asked to help staff an APAP table and/or informally recruit at an event.   

APAP executive volunteer leadership

We are pleased to announce Pam Bookbinder Clark, AB ’06, as our new APAP executive chair and Lee Cordova, BS ’09, as APAP vice chair. In these roles, Pam and Lee will serve as APAP ambassadors within the WashU alumni community and will lead upcoming chair conferences in 2024 and 2026. 

Pam Bookbinder Clark, AB ’06, chair of our Mercer County, New Jersey committee, served a three-year term as APAP vice chair. Lee Cordova, BS ’09, Denver co-chair, will become the APAP executive chair in 2025.

Pam Bookbinder Clarke
Pam Bookbinder Clark, AB ’06
Lee Cordova, BS ’09
Lee Cordova, BS ’09

Your Committee Members

You can access a current list of your committee members at any time in the APAP Volunteer Portal. Your committee list includes detailed information about your members, including their email addresses.   

Recruiting Volunteers

We are always looking for more APAP volunteers! All undergraduate alumni and current WashU parents are invited to participate. Please spread the word to your networks and encourage your friends to join.  Staffing one college fair or conducting one interview is a great help!   

If you would like to recruit alumni and parents who live in your area but are not part of your personal network, please send us a message at Similarly, if you are willing to help us recruit a certain population of WashU alumni or parents (from your graduating class or your child’s class, your academic division, a club you participated in at WashU, etc.), please let us know.