Alumni Board Committees
About Alumni Board Committees
Alumni Board Committees support the mission of the Alumni Association by sponsoring social, education, travel and cultural programs for Arcadia University alumni. The committees are the heart of the Alumni Board.
Join an Alumni Association& Committee and enjoy the experience of meeting and working with talented and committed alumni. Help Arcadia grow and prosper by reaching out, through these programs, to all Arcadia alumni.
Send an e-mail entitled "Joining A Board Committee" to email@example.com. Please be sure to include the name of the committee you would like to become involved with, your alumni name, class year, address and phone.
Committee on Nominations
Chaired by a member of the Steering Committee, committee members are appointed by the Past-President in consultation with the Director of Alumni Relations from among the Steering Committee, Council or Association membership, who are not candidates for the positions under consideration. The committee shall also include the Director of Alumni Relations ex officio, who shall staff the committee's operation. This committee shall present annually a slate of candidates for Steering Committee officer positions for election by the Council.
Committee on the Council
Chaired by the Director of Alumni Relations and consisting of three or more members of the Council or Steering Committee, who shall work to set the objectives of the annual meeting of the Council and ensure that this meeting achieves these objectives, and who shall in general attend to the good health and well-being of the Council with special focus on strategic planning. This committee plans and implements the Alumni Leadership Summit.
Committee on Awards and Honors/Alumni Trustee
Chaired by a member of the Steering Committee designated by the President and including the Director of Alumni Relations. This committee shall administer an annual awards process for different categories of outstanding volunteer service to the Institution; Reunion Awards for Meritorious Service and Distinguished Achievement; Senior Golden Disc Award, and Annual Fund awards. These awards should seek largely to honor alumni, but can include parents, friends of the Institution, faculty and staff whose contributions above and beyond the call of duty fit the criteria for this award. This committee is charged with filling the position of Alumni Trustee, a four-year term on the Board of Trustees. Members call for nominations from the President, University Advancement, Trustees and alumni. Members make recommendation of 3-4 nominees to the Trustees and Honors Committee of the Board of Trustees, which committee interviews candidates and makes final approval for vote.
The Steering Committee may from time to time add or subtract from the number of established committees to ensure that current key functions of the Association are addressed by the Steering Committee. These committees may include, but are not limited to:
Works with Enrollment Management to advise and help administer the network of alumni representatives involved in activities relating to the recruitment of prospective students.
Works with the Annual Giving Office to advise on the development of giving opportunities among alumni, especially reunion classes, the annual setting of goals, general troubleshooting, and the identification of volunteers doing outstanding work in fundraising whose names shall be forwarded as candidates for recognition by the Committee on Awards.
Awards and Honors Committee
The 1st Vice-President of the Alumni Association Chairs this committee. Appointed by the President of the Alumni Association in collaboration with the Committee Chair, committee members select recipients of Alumni Awards from nominations received by the committee. The committee can also recommend new awards to the Alumni Board.
Classes and Reunions
Works to promote and develop the class as an organizational unit with strong leadership, solid structure, good internal communications, and an active and increasingly successful reunion tradition. The committee shall develop and maintain workshops, manuals and templates for class organization, and same for 5-year reunions. The committee may deem it desirable to establish a sub-committee on reunions and expand its advisory role to include the Institutions's core program for reunions.
Chapters and Clubs
Works to promote and develop regional chapters and Clubs as organizational units with strong leadership, solid structure, good internal communications and an active body of local alumni. The committee shal develop and maintain workshops, manuals and templates for chapter organization and activities, and shall troubleshoot as needed, as well as identify outstanding chapter leadership worthy of consideration by the Committee on Awards
Young Alumni and Students
Promotes and develops young alumni activity within regional chapters integrating with the chapter, but planning activities and events of particular interest to young alumni 1-5 years out of Arcadia. This committee may deem it expedient to have a sub-committee on students that shall oversee the development and maintenance of a system on campus for inculcating in students from their first arrival at Arcadia those values that will promote a lifelong relationship with the University. This committee should include selected current students, young alumni as well as older alumni.
Careers and Internships
Works with the Office of Career Education to design and plan a career workshop series each year was well as support and enhance the alumni mentoring initiative, making a special effort initially to recruit upcoming older reunion classes as prospective mentors for students. Engage alumni who can offer internships and access to foundations. If you are interested in becoming a Career Mentor click here to complete an information form.
Reviews regularly all alumni communications including the alumni magazine, class notes, and high tech/online, and recommend changes and improvements as it sees the need. This committee will include a representative of University Relations, was well as selected students and young alumni especially skilled in the development and applications of online and social media opportunities for alumni relations. The committee should regularly oversee the network of Class Editors.