The Texas State Alumni Association Board of Directors is now calling for applications, and nominations, for individuals who are willing and able to serve on the Alumni Association Board of Directors as a Director-at-Large for a three-year term beginning January 1, 2019.

Nomination Forms are due by Sunday, July 1 at 5:00 p.m. (CST)

Application Forms are due by Friday, July 13 at 5:00 p.m. (CST)

The Alumni Association Board of Directors serves as the governing body of the Texas State Alumni Association and has oversight of the executive, financial, and administrative affairs of the Association. The Board is committed to achieving the goals and objectives as defined in our Strategic Plan, as well as creating a leadership team which is representative of the demographics of our alumni constituency base.

The Board consists of 18 Directors-at-Large, who serve a three-year term, five (5) Executive Committee Members, three (3) Past President’s Council Representatives, four (4) ex-officio student representatives; and one (1) ex-officio faculty representative

Board positions require a time and energy commitment that should not be underestimated. Candidates are encouraged to consider personal and career priorities during the coming years in addition to their desire to contribute to the strategic goals of the Association and University.

Members of the Board will collectively serve as responsible stewards of the Strategic Plan and demonstrate experience and expertise in several of the following Key Result Areas:

  • Fundraising
  • Financial Planning and Management
  • Marketing and Public Relations
  • Legal Counsel or Services
  • Leadership or Innovation
  • Strategy and Planning

 

Selection Process
  • Candidates may apply by submitting a cover letter, resume, application form, hard copy of their LinkedIn Profile, or link to their LinkedIn Profile, to the Association by COB on Friday, July 13, 2018.
  • The Leadership Development Committee, appointed by the Board, is charged with reviewing applications and presenting a slate of nominees to the current Board of Directors for consideration and approval 30 days prior to the last meeting of the calendar year.
  • The full board votes to approve the proposed slate of candidates during the fall board meeting.
  • Current Texas State employees are not eligible.

 

Strongest Candidates
  • Are proud of their alma mater and have a strong desire to utilize their talents and expertise to support the association’s vision and strategic plan, and guide its evolution.
  • Have demonstrated a continuing interest in Texas State through contributions of time, talent, or monetary support.
  • Have demonstrated leadership ability and/or a professional background and achievements that add value to the board.
  • Offer a diverse perspective or experience.
  • Are, or are willing to become, life members of the Alumni Association, regularly contribute to the Association and/or University via philanthropic gifts and support key events.  Note: the key is participation!

 

Term of Office

Directors-at-Large serve one (1), three-year term, which is renewable for one (1) additional three-year term.

 

Board Meetings

The full Board meets four times a year. Directors are required to attend three of the four meetings, except for extenuating circumstances approved in advance by the Board President. Board meetings typically fall in January, April, August and November, though may vary slightly based on scheduling needs. Travel costs are not covered by the association.

 

Committees and Task Forces

All directors serve on at least one (1) committee or task force. Many meetings are held during the on-campus board meetings, however, most are held via conference call as scheduled by the committee or task force chair.

 

Orientation/Onboarding

Newly elected Board members receive an orientation session via an in-person meeting, or phone call, prior to their first meeting, as well as an invitation to a Meet & Greet with fellow new members and the Executive Committee, the morning of the first meeting of the year.

 

Process Timeline

  • July – application period closes
  • August-September – applications are reviewed by the Leadership Development Committee
  • October – slate of proposed members is submitted to the Board of Directors for review
  • November – formal vote is taken by the Board of Directors
  • November – all applicants are notified of outcome

 

How To Apply

To apply for a Director-at-Large position with the Alumni Association Board of Directors, please submit the following documents no later than Friday, July 13, 2018 at 5:00pm (CST)

  • Cover Letter
  • Resume
  • Application
  • LinkedIn Profile, or link to LinkedIn Profile

 

Download Application

 


 

Board Nominations

If you would like to nominate an individual for board service, please send a letter of recommendation as well as the individual’s contact information to the Alumni Association using the link below, no later than Sunday, July 1, 2018 at 5:00 p.m. (CST).

The Association will reach out to the nominee to inquire about their interest in serving on the board to provide an application if appropriate.

Nominate an Individual