Roles and Expectations
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Role of the Board of Directors
The board of directors is comprised of 19 to 23 members who have full fiduciary responsibility and accountability for detailed Association decision making. Board members will review and advise on personnel policy, staff development, and organizational structure; financial planning, including investments and setting the annual budgets of the Association; ensuring the proper maintenance and development of Association land, buildings, equipment, and other facilities, including the Alumni Center and Michigania; and for developing policies and recommending processes that ensure the Association remains a dynamic and efficient organization.
Officers of the Board of Directors
Officers of the board are elected to a two-year term. Officer positions include:
- Immediate Past Chair
Board of Directors Eligibility
All board members must be members of the Alumni Association and attend 75% of the meetings in each 12-month period. A member’s travel and lodging costs are at his or her own expense. The Association provides meals during the meeting.
Election to the Board of Directors
A nominating committee appointed by the chair reviews candidate applications and presents a slate of board members and officers for election at the Association’s annual meeting.
Board of Directors Terms of Service
Directors shall serve three-year terms. Officers of the board shall serve two-year terms.
Board of Director’s Audit Committee
The audit committee consists of the chair of the board, chair-elect or immediate past chair, treasurer and five directors appointed by the chair of the board and serve two-year terms. Committee members will secure an annual audit of the Association’s books and accounts.