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Are you, or do you know, an alumna/us who wants to be more involved in your Alumni Association? Nominate yourself or someone else to become a member of the SUNY Oneonta Alumni Association Board of Directors.

The SUNY Oneonta Alumni Association’s mission is to connect, engage, support, and celebrate the graduates of SUNY Oneonta and cultivate pride in SUNY Oneonta.

Our vision is to build a premier Alumni Association that sustains lifelong relationship with alumni, students, faculty, staff, and friends that supports the success of SUNY Oneonta.

The Alumni Association Board of Directors is composed of up to 30 members representing various class years, majors, backgrounds, professions, geographic areas and residing throughout the United States. Alumni Association Board members are elected to a three-year term and may be re-elected to an optional second three-year term.

The Alumni Association Board of Directors meets quarterly, in October, January, April, and June. Meeting attendance and participation in associated on-campus activities is expected to be a priority. You are responsible for making your own travel plans and arrangements, and for payment of such expenses. Limited on-campus accommodations are provided through the Office of Alumni Engagement. Expenses may be deductible on your income taxes (see your tax advisor for details).

Each Board member is asked to serve on at least one committee of the Board. Since Board representation is throughout the state and nationwide, committees stay in touch via email and hold monthly meetings via conference call. A toll-free conference number is available through the Office of Alumni Engagement.

The Alumni Association Board of Directors seeks new members who can contribute to promoting SUNY Oneonta and the mission of the Alumni Association. Membership recruitment will focus on alumni who:

  • Demonstrate interest in and commitment to SUNY Oneonta through personal involvement or volunteer leadership.
  • Are familiar with programs, services, and activities sponsored, organized and coordinated by the Alumni Association.
  • Have the desire to advance the Association through defining and assisting with the implementation of our mission and goals.
  • Represent a cross section of SUNY Oneonta Alumni including, but not limited to geographic location, class year, major, profession, sex, and race.
  • Can be an advocate for SUNY Oneonta at both regional and on-campus events.
  • Can identify and cultivate volunteer leaders, alumni award nominees, and support for the college.
  • Can contribute a financial gift annually to the Fund for Oneonta on a regular yearly basis. All Alumni Board members should contribute at a level appropriate to their capability as donors. The Board strives for 100% donor history each year. (Giving is based on a fiscal year: July 1-June 30).

All candidates for the Alumni Association Board of Directors must be SUNY Oneonta graduates.

If you are interested in nominating someone, or yourself, for a seat on the board, please fill out our online nomination form, or you can call the Office of Alumni Engagement at 607-436-2526, or email: alumni@oneonta.edu.