BOT-TIAA Meeting Update

Update to the Thunderbird Community

The Thunderbird Board of Trustees and the leaders of the Thunderbird Independent Alumni Association (TIAA) met in San Francisco on Saturday, April 26th, 2014. This meeting was a first step to discuss details and conditions of the TIAA offer to donate funds to the school, recognize concerns of the alumni community and explore commonalities and differences with the goal of identifying an inclusive and singular positive path forward.

The meeting was productive on several fronts and this served to provide the basis for further discussion. Both parties agreed that the meeting was a good start but required more in-depth follow-up next week.

The next step for both groups is finalization of the non-disclosure agreement between TIAA and the Thunderbird Board that will allow for more in-depth and thorough discussions.