Alumni Association Board of Directors
Comprised of 24 directors, a president, a past president, and a president-elect, the Alumni Association Board of Directors meets twice a year on campus. Directors are elected for three-year terms and can serve two consecutive terms. Each Director serves on one of three standing committees--Board Development & Awards, Regional Engagement, or Reunions & Homecoming.
If you are interested in serving on the Alumni Board or would like to nominate someone, please review nomination details and click on the link, below.
Board Nominations & Membership Overview
Guidelines for election of new directors
Meeting materials (Login Required)
2013 Alumni Task Force full report
Constitution and by-laws
In April 2014, the Alumni Association Board of Directors adopted its current strategic plan. Members of the Board and college staff spent nearly a year developing this plan--the first fully revised strategic plan in more than 15 years. In preparation for the process, the Executive Committee began researching strategic plans from other institutions and at the April 19, 2013 meeting, the Board went through a SOAR (strengths, opportunities, aspirations, results) exercise alongside Cornell College staff. In July 2013, the college administered an alumni attitudinal survey survey via email to approximately 9,000 alumni and achieved a 15% response rate.
Concurrently, an Alumni Task Force, comprising alumni volunteers who represented the breadth and depth of Cornell’s alumni body--including four representatives from the Alumni Board--was convened. The Task Force was responsible for developing a set of recommendations aimed at creating the ideal alumni engagement program as the college prepares to embark on its new strategic plan. The Alumni Task Force had three primary recommendations:
Develop ways for Cornellians in cities across the world to connect to each other, continue learning through Cornell, recruit new students, mentor current students, and support alumni personally and professionally after graduation.
Strengthen Cornellians’ connections to the Hilltop, especially through Homecoming and reunions, by developing programs that attract greater numbers of alumni back to campus and compel more alumni to give.
Empower alumni to lead the community to greater levels of involvement by increasing the number, importance, and support of volunteers, and by creating ways for alumni to easily become ambassadors for Cornell and highlight the college through technology and social media.
Upon receiving the Alumni Task Force recommendations, a new board structure, goals, and strategies were developed by the executive committee, all highlighted in the plan. This plan is intended to provide overarching direction and therefore does not include a timeline for completion of tasks; a timeline will be completed shortly and will be used for internal purposes of the Alumni Board of Directors.