Member Roles & Responsibilities

A commitment to serve on the Saint Joseph’s University National Alumni Board carries with it certain responsibilities and expectations, both formal and informal. Members are expected to

  • encourage enlightened, active and positive participation of alumni in University and Alumni Association affairs and activities.
  • attend NAB General Board Meetings held twice a year and participate in Committee meetings, typically done via conference call.
  • chair or serve on one or more committees or task forces during the year, to report back to the Board on activity, and to fulfill commitments within agreed upon deadlines.
  • support the university financially at a personally appropriate level.
  • serve as an ambassador in the community on behalf of the SJU Alumni Association and Saint Joseph’s University
  • attend major University events, such as the Alumni Gala, and any regional alumni activities in your area where possible
  • provide direct input and feedback to SJU Alumni Relations strategy (for example, right now we're working on Plan 2020 which has an alumni component)
  • review and recommend candidates for Alumni Association awards, volunteer leaders or future NAB members

Additionally, regional directors:

  • work with Alumni Relations staff to create chapter structure
  • identify other alumni volunteer leaders to participate
  • assist in the strategy and planning for their region's chapter
  • report on chapter activities to rest of NAB

Terms: Each board member is selected to serve one two-year term with an option for a second two-year term (provided that it's agreed to by both the board member and the University). Term limits prohibit more than two terms (unless the member is elected President).

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