Alumni Relations

Board Committees

Executive
The Executive Committee is comprised of the officers of the Alumni Association. The main duties of the Executive Committee are as follows:
  • Oversee all committees
  • Be responsible for board development
  • Establish the calendar of regular board meetings each year
  • Assist the Division of University Advancement with support and promotion of giving and scholarship opportunities
  • Assist the President and the Director of Alumni Services in planning and administering the business of the Association, review of by-laws and standing rules to determine if an ad hoc committee needs to be appointed for further action
  • Propose to the Alumni Association Board of Directors, yearly goals based on the Alumni Association’s strategic plan
  • Appoint appropriate ad hoc committees and committee chairs each year based on initiatives found in the Alumni Association’s strategic plan.

Estimated Time Commitment

10-15 hours per month depending on the activity or initiative
Chapters and Networks
Alumni Chapters and Networks are currently divided into three regional areas, one affinity group, and four networks. Alumni Chapters and Networks are as follows:
  • St. Joseph Alumni Chapter
  • Kansas City Alumni Chapter
  • St. Louis Alumni Chapter
  • Junior College Alumni Chapter
  • Mama Griffs Alumni Network
  • Craig School of Business Alumni Network
  • Black Alumni Network
  • Band Alumni
Chapter and network steering committees work with the Alumni Office to determine events and programs which are designed to build pride and interest in the University as well as deepen relationships between alumni. The main duties of a chapter and network steering committee members are as follows:
  • Identify appropriate social and/or informative events for alumni in the region or constituency group
  • Determine which events will be free of charge or will have an admittance fee
  • Attend events
  • Identify key potential volunteers
  • Assist in creating an involvement plan for those identified
  • Meet regularly especially prior to events/programs

Estimated Time Commitment

5-10 hours per month depending on the activity or initiative
Chapter and Network Volunteers
Each steering committee will recruit volunteers to work on an event or initiative. Examples of volunteer opportunities are as follows:
  • Contact – Volunteers will invite other alumni to attend via phone call, e-mail, or social media. We encourage all volunteers to post on their personal social media accounts that they plan to attend an event
  • Hospitality – Volunteers will set up, take down and/or serve as registration table hosts during event (registration table hosts are normally done in shifts so that everyone can enjoy the event)
  • Event photographer – Volunteers will take candid photos during event and post and tag to social media
  • Follow up – Volunteers will call attendees and thank them for attending the event

Estimated Time Commitment

2-5 hours per month depending on the activity or initiative
Alumni Chapter Volunteer Needs
  • Contact – Volunteers will invite other alumni to attend via phone call, e-mail, or social media. We encourage all volunteers to post on their personal social media accounts that they plan to attend an event
  • Hospitality – Volunteers will set up, take down and/or serve as registration table hosts during event (registration table hosts are normally done in shifts so that everyone can enjoy the event)
  • Event photographer – Volunteers will take candid photos during event and post and tag to social media
  • Follow up – Volunteers will call attendees and thank them for attending the event
  • Young Alumni – Volunteers will organize young alumni (aged 30 and under) activities and initiatives such as socials, career mentoring opportunities, reunions, and engagement with overall alumni activities
Mama Griffs Alumni Network Volunteer Needs
  • Contact – Volunteers will invite other alumni to attend via phone call, e-mail, or social media. We encourage all volunteers to post on their personal social media accounts that they plan to attend an event
  • Hospitality – Volunteers will set up, take down and/or serve as registration table hosts during event (registration table hosts are normally done in shifts so that everyone can enjoy the event)
  • Event photographer – Volunteers will take candid photos during event and post and tag to social media
  • Follow up – Volunteers will call attendees and thank them for attending the event
Craig School of Business Network Volunteer Needs
  • Event Coordinators – Volunteers will work with the Director of Alumni Relations, the chair of the Craig School Alumni Network and the Dean of the Craig School of Business to identify events and activities for graduates of the Craig School
  • Contact – Volunteers will invite other alumni to attend via phone call, e-mail, or social media. We encourage all volunteers to post on their personal social media accounts that they plan to attend an event
  • Hospitality – Volunteers will set up, take down and/or serve as registration table hosts during event (registration table hosts are normally done in shifts so that everyone can enjoy the event)
  • Event photographer – Volunteers will take candid photos during event and post and tag to social media
  • Follow up – Volunteers will call attendees and thank them for attending the event
Black Alumni Network Volunteer Needs
  • Event Coordinators – Volunteers will work with the Director of Alumni Relations, the chair of the Black Alumni Network, and the Black Alumni Network Steering Committee to identify events and activities designed to engage our multicultural alumni base
  • Panel volunteers – From time to time, the Center for Multi-cultural Education will ask for members of the Black Alumni Network to serve on an information panel
  • Contact – Volunteers will invite other alumni to attend via phone call, e-mail, or social media. We encourage all volunteers to post on their personal social media accounts that they plan to attend an event
  • Hospitality – Volunteers will set up, take down and/or serve as registration table hosts during event (registration table hosts are normally done in shifts so that everyone can enjoy the event)
  • Event photographer – Volunteers will take candid photos during event and post and tag to social media
  • Follow up – Volunteers will call attendees and thank them for attending the event
Band Alumni Volunteer Needs
  • Event Coordinators – Volunteers will work with the Director of Alumni Relations, the chair of the Band Alumni, and the Band Alumni Network Steering Committee to identify events and activities designed to engage our multicultural alumni base
  • Contact – Volunteers will invite other alumni to attend via phone call, e-mail, or social media. We encourage all volunteers to post on their personal social media accounts that they plan to attend an event
  • Hospitality – Volunteers will set up, take down and/or serve as registration table hosts during event (registration table hosts are normally done in shifts so that everyone can enjoy the event)
  • Event photographer – Volunteers will take candid photos during event and post and tag to social media
  • Follow up – Volunteers will call attendees and thank them for attending the event
Other Volunteer Opportunities
  • Homecoming – Serving on the Alumni Homecoming Committee, serving as a registration table host at one of our regular reunions or events, helping to plan a reunion
  • Commencement – Serving at the Commencement receptions as a table host, mingle with new alumni
  • Alumni Scholarship Review Committee – Review student scholarship applicants (electronically) and help to choose scholarship recipients
  • Alumni Admissions Recruitment Team – This is currently being piloted in Kansas City only. Volunteers on the Alumni Admissions Recruitment Team will sign pre-printed post cards welcoming accepted high school students into the Griffon family
  • Career-based webinar facilitation – In this future program, we will ask alumni who are prominent or are experts in their career fields to develop and present webinars

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