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Minnesota State University, Mankato
Minnesota State University, Mankato

Expectations of Board Members

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Elections and Term of Office

All alumni are eligible to be nominated to the Alumni Association Board of Directors. Upon approval of the Executive Committee of the Alumni Association Board, the nomination will be forward to the entire Board for a vote. A majority of votes cast in elections shall elect a candidate provided, however, that no election shall be valid until a majority of the voting members of the Board have voted. Once elected, Board members shall serve a term of three years to begin July 1st of the year of election. No person may serve as a member of the Board for more than six (6) consecutive years, excluding time served as an officer.


The Board shall hold a minimum of two regular meetings per year. It is the expectation of all members of the Board to attend at least one regularly held meeting annually. The Board may hold special meetings which may be called by the president or at the request of one-third of the members of the Board of Directors. Written notice of any meeting of the Board shall be given each member of the Board at least ten days in advance. At all officially convened meetings, the presence of one-third of the board members shall constitute a quorum for the transaction of business, provided that at least one of the members present is an officer.


No dues shall be necessary for membership to the Alumni Association Board of Directors, however, all Alumni Board members are encouraged to contribute to the Alumni Association commensurate with your capacity. Directors shall receive no compensation for their services as members of the Board.

Your Role on the Board

The Board of Directors shall represent the membership, advocate for the University and act as advisors to the University Advancement division. The Board shall elect its officers, act for and on behalf of the Association in all matters within the jurisdiction of the Board of Directors. The Board shall be responsible for the amendment of the Association bylaws. Further, Board members are expected to:

  • Attend and actively participate in regularly scheduled meetings of the Alumni Association Board of Directors.
  • Create a greater awareness and visibility for the University in your community and state.
  • Encourage alumni and community members to participate in University programs and activities.
  • Assist in the recruitment of volunteer leadership for the Alumni Association.
  • Provide feedback on existing and proposed alumni programs.
  • Help improve the Alumni Association’s financial base by providing and/or securing support.