The Alumni Board, the governing body of the Alumni Association, is comprised of approximately 40 alumni from various class years, geographic locations and interests. These board members represent the full membership of over 13,000 alumni and provide overall direction for all alumni activities. The Alumni Board meets three times per year to advise the office of Alumni Engagement; to help plan College events for alumni; and to express the ideas, opinions, and concerns of Austin College alumni to the administration.
The Executive Committee of the Alumni Board consists of four officers (the president, the president-elect, and two vice presidents) and the chairs of the standing committees (nominations, awards, Homecoming, and Alumni College). Also serving on the Alumni Board are the presidents of the special letter associations: "A" (athletics) Association, "C" (choir) Association, "L" (law) Association, and the Greek Alumni Council (GAC).
Serving on the Alumni Board is a wonderful way to engage, or perhaps re-engage, with Austin College. The Board has members serving from the last 5 decades. It is wonderful to be able to reconnect with old friends and an opportunity to meet Austin College alumni who are younger or older. Members assist the college by:
- Planning Homecoming events and Austin College educational and cultural events
- Helping other alumni groups such as the C (Choir) Association, the A (Athletics) Association, and the L (Law) Association
- Raising awareness with their fellow alumni about the mission and programs of the College including programs that alumni can participate in
- Helping with fund raising so that Austin College can continue to offer a diversity of learning opportunities to students
- Honoring faculty, staff, and alumni who have distinguished themselves in their field of endeavor.
If you are interested in serving on the Board, there will be approximately 6-8 openings this year. The term of serving on the board is three years. A nominating committee from the Alumni Board will consider all applications and present their recommendations at the Board’s March meeting. You can also nominate someone you feel would be able to contribute to the Board. We want to encourage diversity as we feel that this helps us engage with a wider range of educational objectives. We have members from New England to the mountain states. If you want more information, please contact Alexander Haj.