Alumni Board Position Member at Large
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Alumni Board Member at Large


It is the responsibility of the Member at Large to attend to the needs of the Alumni Board, as defined by the President in consultation with the Director of Alumni Engagement or the Director’s designee. The Member at Large may be assigned a portfolio of responsibilities or given a mandate to focus on a particular area of interest to the Association, for example: focusing on a critical population of the Association (e.g. affinity groups, athletes) or aspect of the University with which Association involvement is required or warranted (e.g. philanthropy). The Member at Large position is flexible to permit a non-permanent role which may be established to meet the most immediate needs of the Board for a three-year term. The portfolio for the Member at Large will be submitted to the Governance Committee for selection of an alumna/us whose skill set will satisfy the needs of the position.

It is also expected that each member of the Alumni Board will be an annual donor and supporter of the UHart Impact Fund and, if possible, make a leadership gift.

Description of Responsibilities

  1. Board Participation
    • Attends and actively participates in board and assigned committee meetings.
    • Serves as a member of at least one board committee—where assigned, as needed, or of interest.
  2. Outreach
    • Supports efforts to communicate Alumni Association efforts and activities to the University and alumni communities.
    • Regularly attends University of Hartford and Alumni Association events.
    • Identifies potential alumni volunteers, sharing information with staff and other board members.
    • Uses every opportunity to widen and deepen the circles of alumni engagement and support in the life of the University.
    • Serves as an advocate and ambassador for the Alumni Association and the University of Hartford.
Summary of Qualifications

Determined as needed.


The term of office for a Member at Large is three years, beginning July 1.

Staff Liaison:

To be determined, depending on the portfolio.

Committee Responsibilities/Time Required

Varying, depending on the portfolio. The Member at Large is expected to attend all meetings of the Alumni Board. There may be the expectation of membership in a sub-committee/task force to further the work of the Board and Association.

January 2014