Santiago College was founded in 1880 and ten years later the first Alumni Association board of directors was instituted, formed by the first six graduates. It was presided over by Maggie Keil during the long and fruitful leadership of Mrs. Adelaida La Fetra. On the 100th anniversary of Santiago College, the first men graduated and were joyfully welcomed into the Alumni Association.
The main objectives of the association are to cultivate a sense of community among alumni, verify the school’s traditions are continued and ensure the school’s continuous improvement. Among the responsibilities of the association’s board of directors is to appoint three of the nine members of the Santiago College Educational Foundation’s Board of Governors.
The main focus of the activities organized by the association is the participation and integration of SC alumni. These have had an important development in social action, sports activities (mainly rugby and field hockey), tutoring, and community activities such as art exhibitions and bazaars for entrepreneurs. Within social action, various initiatives stand out, such as support for struggling day-care centers and scholarships for SC students. Alumni Association embraces the aspiration of our founders to be factors of positive change in society. These charitable activities are financed mainly through food sales, specific campaigns, membership fees and funds generated from sports activities.
BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Currently the Board of Directors is made up of:
Roberto Infante Vermehren: Class of 1995 (second generation SC); Universidad de Chile (Kinesiologist 2002); George Washington University Hospital (2004-2007); Clínica Las Condes (2009 to date); Staff Team Chile (2010-2019).
Rodrigo P. Correa G.: Class of 1986; U. Chile (lic. Law 1992); Yale (LL.M. 1996; J.S.D. 1998); Full Professor, Universidad Adolfo Ibáñez; Dean, School of Law Universidad Adolfo Ibáñez (2008-2015); Member of the Supreme Court (2015-2018).
Martin Patrick Burns Krassa: Class of 2007 (third generation SC); U. de los Andes (Commercial Engineering 2013); Finance Manager at Cleverit and Meetcard (2018 to date).
Martin Mois Freiwirth: Class of 1993 (second generation SC); U. de Chile (LL.M. 1999); University of Pennsylvania (LL.M. 2008); partner of Aninat Abogados.
Nicole Solé Zarhi: Class of 1991 (third generation SC); P. U. Católica (Architect 2000); Politécnica de Catalunya (Master in Urbanism 2002); ESADE Barcelona, Spain (Business Management 2002); Mujeres Líderes 2017; Member of ICARE MKT Circle; Member of REDMAD and CCHC Senior Management Women Committee; Professor Part-time ESE (Master in Real Estate Management); UAI (Land Value Added Course); General Manager and Partner Exxacon Real Estate Development.
Michele Solé Zarhi: Class of 1993 (third generation SC); Catholic University (Commercial Engineering 1999); UTS Australia (Diploma in Marketing 2007); Partner and founder of Uniko Spa.
Mauricio Saleh Selman: Class of 2003 (third generation SC); U. de Chile (Commercial Engineering, Administration 2010); Commercial Manager Factor Kapital Factoring (2014 to date).
Jorge Chocair Calvo: Class of 1992; U. Diego Portales (Industrial Civil Engineer 2000); Cost Estimation Manager, Vice President of Projects, Antofagasta Minerales (2014 to date).
Cristian Carvajal: Class of 1992; P. Universidad Católica (Commercial Engineer 1998); People and Sustainability Manager at Falabella Retail; Director of CERH (Círculo Ejecutivos Recursos Humanos).
Leslie Cooper Allan: Class of 1972; BA in Economics TWU; Master of Arts in Economics University of North Texas; Founding Partner HK Human Capital; Director of the Chilean Olympic Committee.
Claudia Torres Barrenechea: Class of 1977; Dental Surgeon U. De Chile; Oral Rehabilitation U. De Chile and Aesthetics U. Andres Bello; Diploma in Philosophy U. Andes; Philosophy undergraduate student U. Andes; Director Banigualdad.
Oscar Melo Contreras: Class of 1986 (second generation SC); U. Católica (Agronomist Engineer); U. of Maryland (M.Sc., Ph.D.); Professor, Faculty of Agronomy and Forestry Engineering, Catholic University.
Francisca Sorolla Merino: Manager Santiago College Alumni Association.