Board of Directors Responsibilities


What is the Alumni Association Board of Directors?

  • 25-30 alumni who are appointed by a nominating committee of the board to serve two three-year terms of office.

What does the Board of Directors do?

  • Evaluates effectiveness of programs and services for alumni and Northern Michigan University.
  • Advises alumni staff on new programming.
  • Guides policy, not operations.
  • Reviews the budget and income-generating programs.
  • Monitors progress on the NMU Alumni Association's strategic plan.

What does a director do and how much time does it take?

  • Attends three meetings each year.
  • Serves in an advisory capacity on planning committees that may meet between regularly scheduled board meetings.
  • Assists staff at alumni-sponsored activities such as Homecoming, regional gatherings and the fall student welcome rally.
  • Provides leadership and participates in Alumni Association programs such as Admissions college nights, career networking, travel, merchandise and activities for students on campus.
  • Assists in the local community with university and NMU Alumni Association needs such as association membership recruitment, legislative contacts, fundraising, etc.
  • Recommends candidates for alumni awards, board of director vacancies and university advisory committees.

What are the qualifications for a nominee to the board?

  • Member of the NMU Alumni Association.
  • Loyalty to Northern Michigan University.
  • Interest in the NMU Alumni Association programs and activities as they relate to the mission of the university.
  • Commitment to attend board of directors meetings, planning committee meetings and participate in NMU Alumni Association activities.

Do you know someone who would be a great board member? Send us their name, your name and how to get in touch with both of you.  We'll take it from there!