Cornell College Alumni Association Board of Directors

Member Expectations and Responsibilities 

PURPOSE: The board works with the college to encourage alumni to become engaged with the college by attending events, serving as volunteers, and donating regularly. In doing this the board seeks to serve as an advocate for the college to the alumni and as an advocate for alumni to the college.

  1. Attend the scheduled meetings of the Board (two per year).  The meeting schedule is to be provided following the last meeting of the year.  Two consecutive absences without prior notice will result in a review by the Executive Committee to determine if continued service is feasible.

  2. Remain knowledgeable and current about Cornell College and the Office of Advancement and Alumni Engagement.  Read regular emails and visit the website periodically to stay current on activities and initiatives. 

  3. Serve as an active member of one Board Committee and attend committee meetings as scheduled and participate in the initiatives of the committee.  

  4. Provide timely responses to Office of Advancement and Alumni Engagement requests and notices.

  5. Be informed and supportive of alumni opportunities such as volunteering, special interest programs, and events.

  6. Serve on your class reunion committee and attend reunion events if you are celebrating a reunion during the year.

  7. Serve as a resource to the Office of Advancement and Alumni Engagement in identifying reunion volunteers, regional contacts, potential board members, and other alumni volunteers based on current needs and priorities.

  8. Serve as an alumni ambassador to all alumni in your local area.  Attend alumni programs in your area yearly, as they are held. 

  9. Support the College financially through a gift in each fiscal year.

  10. Fulfill other duties as assigned.