Director at Large, CALS Alumni Association Board of Directors

Posted by CALS Alumni Association Board of Directors on 05/01/2017

General Information

Nomination start - 03/01/2021
Nomination end - 04/15/2021
Process for Filling Position: Submission of a nomination
Number of Seats: 2
Location: Non-geographically based
Eligible Constituent(s): Alumni

Summary of Position

A director-at-large on the CALS Alumni Association Board of Directors acts as an informed ambassador of the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences and as an advocate and voice for alumni. More specifically, a director serves to facilitate and enrich connections within the CALS network; extend and renew the CALS experience; champion and showcase alumni achievements, leadership, and service; and build further affinity and pride within the Cornell community.

Cornell Interests:


College of Agriculture and Life Sciences

Talent Expectations: Skills


Speak to Groups
The director is responsible for periodic communications with alumni collectively and individually, as well as, may be asked to emcee or participate in engagement events.


Manage Projects
Serve on a Committee or Board
The director is expected to participate on one or more of the Board's committees and will be asked to contribute to projects that support the strategic mission of the CALS Alumni Association.

Build/Maintain Relationships

Engage Individuals
Represent Cornell
The director encourages engagement and participation of CALS alumni with CALS Alumni Association, CALS, and Cornell activities. The director will act as an informed ambassador of the College and mentor and recruit other volunteers for future leadership opportunities.

Responsible Contact

Contact Name:
Scott Pesner
Volunteer Position Title:
Director of Engagement and Annual Fund
Email: Phone:

Time Commitment

Average Time Commitment: 1-2 hrs/month
Duration: Not Applicable
Term of Office: 3 years
Number of terms in Office: 2 terms


Prerequisites CALS alumnus

Hiatus Required? No hiatus required
Dues Required? No


Meeting Attendance Required? Yes

Meeting Location(s):
On Campus: Yes
Off Campus: No
Conference Call: Yes
Meetings per year: 3x year

Yearly Philanthropic Expectation:

Make a gift to Cornell at a level of individual comfort

Alumni Trustee Election

Vote in the annual trustee election