2019 Alumni Association 
Board of Directors Application 

INTRODUCTION                                                                                                                      
The University of New Orleans Alumni Association promotes the long-term welfare of the University and serves as the vehicle through which all university alumni, friends and community members can support UNO. We are seeking a diverse group of talented leaders to serve on the Association’s Board of Directors to represent our alumni population and to increase alumni engagement in support of strategic goals of critical importance to the University.

  • Student Success (recruiting and retaining students)
  • Building positive awareness of the successes of the University of New Orleans and its alumni
  • Alumni identification, cultivation and involvement
  • Advocacy

QUALIFICATIONS                                                                                                                   
Candidates should meet several of these qualifications:

  • University of New Orleans alumnus/na (minimum of 12 credit hours)*
  • Must be registered in the UNO Alumni & Friends Online Community (Sign up now at UNOAlumni.com)  
  • History of financial support to the University (gifts, giving societies, etc.) – and willingness to demonstrate financial support within the year of board service
  • Breadth of experience with non-profits, board service, fundraising, event planning, etc.
  • Availability and interest in serving and engaging in Association activities and Board meetings  
  • Willingness and ability to identify and recruit alumni members and volunteers
  • Willingness to identify and recruit potential donors or sponsors
  • Demonstrated advocate for the University
  • Willingness to openly interact and engage students and other fellow alumni
  • Past volunteer for University events and programs
  • Leadership experience 
    * Non-alumni may be considered for Committee Chair positions based on level of relevant experience

EXPECTATIONS                                                                                                                    
The UNO Alumni Association is a volunteer-driven 501(c)3 organization led by a volunteer Board of Directors. Our success depends on the personal commitment and active involvement of the individuals who embrace the privilege to serve and the responsibility to lead.  Board members agree to support the University of New Orleans and the Alumni Association, to uphold the Association mission and to meet the responsibilities and expectations detailed below.  These include, but are not limited to:

Advocacy and Personal Involvement

  • Serve as university and association ambassadors by staying well-informed and helping broadcast the university’s mission, successes, strategies, programs, strengths and needs
  • Attend 4 pre-scheduled board meetings per year
  • Actively participate in meetings and discussions; provide to insure association plans and programs will best leverage limited resources and most effectively achieve UNO and association goals  
  • Actively participate on at least one standing committee    
  • Support, promote and attend Association initiatives and events
  • Proactively volunteer your expertise, time and/or support where needed
  • Recruit alumni as association members, committee members and volunteers 
  • Promote and attend university events
  • Inform UNO board leaders and staff aware of issues impacting or of interest to alumni  
  • Identify new potential board and committee candidates to represent the alumni effectively   

Financial Support

  • Make a significant personal leadership gift annually. Our goal is 100% board participation; you determine the level at which you are able to participate.
  • Help identify and recruit potential donors and sponsors

PROCESS                                                                                                                                 
The process to become a board member is as follows:

  • Register in the UNO Alumni and Friends Online Community at www.unoalumni.com. (Secure & Free!)
  • Have made (or will make) a financial contribution at any level to any University fund within the year.
  • Complete and submit Board Application by September 14, 2018.
  • All applications will be reviewed by staff to confirm candidates meet eligibility requirements.   
  • The Association’s Nomination Committee will contact candidates to set up interviews as appropriate.
  • The Nomination Committee will develop a slate of candidates by October 1, 2018 for ratification by the Board of Directors at its October 2018 Board Meeting.  
  • Candidates will be notified once the slate is approved by the Board of Directors. New board members will be encouraged to join existing committees to shadow the 2018 Board for orientation purposes and to allow a smooth Board transition.
  • The 2019 Board of Directors will be introduced at the Association’s Annual Holiday Soiree in December 2018.  Prior to the Soiree, the 2019 Board will be invited to a Joint 2018 & 2019 Board Meeting.
  • 2019 board terms officially begin on January 1, 2019.

2019 OPEN POSITIONS & TERMS                                                                                                     
1 Secretary (1-year term)
7 At-Large Director (2-year term)
3 College Representatives (2 year term; must have degree from applicable college)
College of Business Administration
College of Science
College of Liberal Arts, Education, and Human Development


Deadline: September 14, 2018

NOTE: You will need to log-in to the UNO Alumni & Friends Community to completed this form. If you are not a registered member, you can click here to register. If you are a registered member and have forgotten your user name and/or password, you will be able to reset it from the next page.

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2019 Board of Directors