The VLSAA is led by a Board of Directors that meets three times a year in person and occasionally via conference call. Currently, there are 23 members on this board.
The Board of Directors is selected through an election process, with an additional six appointments made by the VLSAA president. Recognized regional alumni groups are also granted a representative. Board member terms are for three years, with the possibility of being re-elected for a second term. Each election cycle, three spots on the Board will be vacant. The nomination process concludes in May, and elections are held in July. (Interested in running for the Board? Learn more about the position here.)
The Board has five active committees: Career Services, Communications, Development, Nominating, and Regional Groups (see below for descriptions). Alumni who are not on the Board are invited to join a VLSAA committee and get involved through this channel. Please contact the specific committee chair if you are interested in volunteering.
The next meetings of the VLSAA Board of Directors will be held:
Saturday, June 7, 2014 in Albany, NY
Career Services Committee: Provides support to the Career Services Office by reaching out to alumni speakers, expanding mentor networks, and advising students.
Communications Committee: Works with the Alumni Office in planning, implementing and promoting events, publications and communications with alumni.
Development Committee: Supports the Development Office by increasing participation in the unrestricted annual giving program and development of VLS resources.
Nominating Committee: Develops procedures for nominating individuals to open positions on the Board, solicits nominations, and determines if nomineeds meet the required qualifications.
Regional Groups Committee: Assists the formation of alumni "clubs" in geographic regions and supports Admissions and Career Services efforts in geographic areas.