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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.

 DEADLINE EXTENDED: SELF NOMINATIONS DUE WEDNESDAY, JUNE 15TH. 

The VLSAA Board of Directors nomination period is open from Tuesday, May 3-Wednesday, June 15, 2016.

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 Wednesday, June 15, 2016.

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 Wednesday, June 15, 2016.

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 Tuesday, July 5, 2016 and the last day of the election will be Friday, July 29, 2016. 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 Kristin Hines Gladd ’10, VLSAA Vice-President at Kristin.Gladd@gmail.com or vlsaa@vermontlaw.edu.

 

VLSAA Distinguished Alumni Award

The sixth VLSAA Distinguished Alumni Award will honor an alumnus/a for their exemplary demonstration of VLS core values.

The VLSAA Distinguished Alumni Award was established by the Board of Directors of the Vermont Law School Alumni Association in March 2011. The award shall be given "to that alumnus/a who exemplifies and enhances the VLS core values of community, diversity, service, ethics, and justice, and who enhances the reputation of Vermont Law School in the greater community."

Harold Eaton Distinguished AlumniThe inaugural award in 2011 was presented to J. Scott Cameron JD'80, in recognition of his many years of service to VLS and his significant contributions to the legal community. In 2012, the award was presented to Wynona Ward JD'98, in recognition of her role as founder of Have Justice Will Travel, a model program directed at bringing an end to the generational cycle of abuse for women and children in rural communities. In 2013 the recipient was Professor Linda Smiddy JD'79, the first alumnus to become tenured faculty at Vermont Law, in recognition of her contributions to scholarship and the legal profession. The 2014 award was presented to David Mears JD'91, who was recognized for his steadfast advocacy, leadership and service. The Honorable Justice Harold "Duke" Eaton JD'81 received last year's 2015 award for his exemplary leadership over 35 years in a public service legal career.

The recipient will be selected by the VLSAA Board at its March 19, 2016 meeting, and the award will be presented during Vermont Law School's Homecoming Weekend on June 18, 2016

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