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Alumni Association Board Committees

Executive Committee:

Establishes the agendas for Board meetings and retreats; monitors the strategic plan; makes decisions for the Board if a situation arises where it is not practical to pull the entire Board together. This Committee includes all Officers and no more than two (2) at-large members. The chair of the Executive Committee is the President.

Committee on Board Leadership:

Identifies, interviews, and recommends prospective new Board members to the Board of Directors; clarifies expectations for all Board members; periodically assesses Board member performance; recommends a slate of officers to the Board of Directors; and coordinates orientation of new Board members. The co-chairs of the Committee on Board Leadership are the Secretary and an officer or Board member appointed by the President.

Finance Committee:

Provides direction for the entire Board for fiscal responsibility; regularly review the organization's revenues and expenditures, balance sheets, and investments; approves the annual budget; and submit the annual budget to the full Board for approval. The chair of the Finance Committee is the Treasurer.

Audit Subcommittee:

The Audit Subcommittee will be composed solely of independent Directors in order to assure the independence of the Association’s financial auditors. The Audit Subcommittee shall review the Association’s critical accounting policies and decisions, the adequacy of the Association’s internal control systems, and shall oversee the accuracy of the Association’s financial statements and reports. The Audit Committee will be empowered by the Board to choose the auditors.

Governance Committee:

Annually reviews the by-laws and all other Association policies; defines what constitutes possible conflicts of interest; establishes procedures to deal with real or possible conflicts and annually discloses any such possible conflicts for Board members and officers; publishes and widely distributes annual reports that detail the Association's mission, programs, achievements, Board members, finances, and all other pertinent information. The chair of the Governance Committee will be appointed by the President.

Awards Committee:

Reviews the materials submitted for each nominee and selects those persons whose achievements most closely fit the category for which they have been nominated and who are deemed most deserving of the recognition. The names of those selected by a vote of general consensus are then shared with the Board of Directors.

Recent Alumni and Student Committee:

Creates policies and programs that help retain young alumni involvement and cultivate long-term volunteer participation. Creates programs that foster the next generation of volunteers and seeks to connect alumni to students. Coordinates with Board members to recruit recent graduates for volunteer leadership opportunities. Seeks to enhance the awareness among students and recent graduates of their lifelong connection to SUNY Oneonta and the role of the Alumni Association.

Reunion Weekend Committee:

This committee functions as a steering committee in cooperation with the Office of Alumni Engagement to plan and coordinate the events of Reunion Weekend and to assist individual classes in their reunion planning.

Marketing and Benefits Committee:

This committee monitors and makes recommendations on communications (including the use of new technologies) between the Alumni Association and its alumni, and assesses the benefits and services available to all alumni.

Scholarship Committee:

Promote the Alumni Association scholarships to the eligible students; collect, review and select student scholarship recipients annually; engage scholarship recipients in alumni society activities.

Ad Hoc Committees may be appointed, as needed, by the President. Staff liaisons will be assigned to each committee.