Nominate a VLSAA Director and Board Trustee

The VLSAA is now accepting self-nominations for three at-large director position and one alumni trustee position. Candidates for alumni trustee must have served one full three year term on the VLSAA Board of Directors.

The VLSAA Board of Directors nomination period is open from Tuesday, May 5th-Friday, May 22nd.

For more information about serving on the Board, please see the VLSAA Director position description. For more information about serving as an alumni trustee, please review the current Board membership.

Self-Nomination for VLSAA Director

Responsive answers to the following prompts must be provided by each nominee. You may provide the information in a narrative form, or you may use the prompts and questions as a template for your responses.

  • Name
  • Year(s) of Graduation and Degree(s)
  • Statement of interest answering/addressing the following:
    • What is your vision for VLS in the next five years?
    • What skills do you bring to the VLSAA to accomplish these priorities?
    • How would you galvanize the energy and enthusiasm of alumni to increase participation in VLS events and giving?
    • List and describe your alumni service.
    • List your activities as a VLS student.
    • List any appropriate professional and community activity and please describe how that experience would serve as a Board member.
    • Having reviewed the standing committees on the VLSAA Board, which committee(s) would you choose to serve on and why?
    • Discuss whether you have the resources and ability to make the Board a priority over the next three years. Board responsibilities include quarterly in-person Board meetings, regular committee meetings and projects, alumni outreach and community initiatives, and providing thoughtful consultation to alumni and the law school.

Please send your nomination(s) and responses to the foregoing to vlsaa@vermontlaw.edu no later than 5:00 p.m. on Friday, May 22nd, 2015.

Self-Nomination for Alumni Trustee

Responsive answers to the following prompts must be provided by each nominee. You may provide the information in a narrative form, or you may use the prompts and questions as a template for your responses.

  • Name
  • Year(s) of Graduation and Degree(s)
  • Statement of interest answering/addressing the following:
    • What is your vision for VLS in the next five years?
    • What skills do you bring to the Board of Trustees to accomplish these priorities?
    • List and describe your alumni service.
    • List your activities as a VLS student.
    • List and describe any relevant professional and community activity.
    • Discuss whether you have the resources and ability to make the Board of Trustees a priority over the next three years. 

Please send your nomination and responses to the foregoing to vlsaa@vermontlaw.edu no later than 5:00 p.m. on Friday, May 22nd, 2015.

Please be advised that the responses will be published online as the candidate’s statement during the election phase. The VLSAA may edit responses for typographical or formatting purposes.

The online election will begin on Wednesday, July 15th and the last day of the election will be Thursday July 30. Election and voting procedures will be announced in July.

Separate from the annual elections, the President of the VLSAA appoints at-large directors in consultation with the VLSAA, as directed in the bylaws of the VLSAA. In considering potential appointees, the President and the VLSAA often consider past candidates for elected director positions.

If you have questions, please contact Brian E. J. Martin ’10, VLSAA Vice-President and Nominating Committee Chair at brian.e.j.martin@gmail.com or vlsaa@vermontlaw.edu.

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