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Board Member Expectations

In our effort to help make the Alumni Association most effective in the support of SUNY Cortland’s strategic priorities, Board Members shall:
1.     Serve as representatives of alumni affairs related to campus events, donor events, and alumni events;
2.     Attend Board orientation sessions;
3.     Attend a minimum of 75% of Board meetings inclusive of the Board retreat once per year (generally in July);
4.     Serve on assigned committees;
5.     Attend a minimum of one on- or off- campus alumni event annually;
6.     Be a consistent donor of time, treasure or talent to any area of the College;
7.     Train and serve as a mentor to new board members and Student board members if requested to do so;
8.     Have a clear understanding of the mission and goals of the organization;
9.     Recognize and support the Alumni Association’s fiduciary responsibility in operating as a not-for-profit entity; and
10.   Serve as ambassadors for the Alumni Association on campus and in the community.
11.   Make an annual committment to the Cortland annual fund of any amount.