Clemson Alumni Association Board Nominations Guidelines

Per the Alumni Association Constitution, the Board “is responsible for overall policy, direction, and organizational vision of the Alumni Association”. As such, each of its members shall have at least the following duties and responsibilities:

          a) oversight of the financial and administrative affairs of the Alumni Association

          b) establishment of policies and goals to fulfill the mission and purpose of the Association

          c) deliberation and decision upon any proposed contractual relationship or partnership between

          the Association and any outside party

          d) report to the Council at each meeting and as requested

A full term of service to the Board is three years, and the Board meets no fewer than four times annually to conduct its business.

Candidates are sought who meet the following qualifications: a) sound judgment, b) strong work ethic, c) demonstrated service to the University and Alumni Association, d) leadership qualities and potential, and e) the desire and vision to advance the goals and objectives of the Association.

Through its nominations process, the Clemson Alumni Association seeks qualified individuals to serve on its Board of Directors while also achieving a board composition that is representative of the constituency it serves. Only those who have graduated from Clemson (alumni) and those who have been designated Honorary Alumni are eligible to serve on the board.

An interest/nomination form is can be found by clicking here. This form should be used to submit the name and supporting information for any candidate. Self-nominations will be accepted, but the opportunity exists for a candidate to be nominated or endorsed by one or more from a third party. All nominations must be received by close of business on March 31, 2019. For best consideration, candidates must submit no less than one, and up to three accompanying letters of support. Letters can be attached to the form via the supporting documents field.

Each nomination will be forwarded to the Nominating Committee, to be reviewed and screened by its membership. The Nominating Committee will present its recommendations of qualified candidates to the Alumni Board of Directors, and the election of new Directors will take place during the Clemson Alumni Board of Directors meeting in the Spring in Clemson.

Membership on the Alumni Council is not a pre-requisite for consideration of a seat on the Board. As such, each member of the Council is encouraged to disseminate this call for nominations throughout his/her respective Club or alumni special-interest group, or to any potentially-interested party.

For more information on the duties and responsibilities of a Director of the Alumni Association Board, or for general inquiries on the nominations and selection process, please contact Wil Brasington, wil@clemson.edu.