Vice President of Alumni Engagement, CALS Alumni Association Board of Directors

Posted by CALS Alumni Association Board of Directors on 09/03/2013

General Information

Process for Filling Position: Must meet eligibility criteria
Number of Seats: 1
Location: Non-geographically based
Eligible Constituent(s): Alumni

Summary of Position

The VP of Alumni Engagement oversees a committee dedicated to identifying constituent needs, effective programs, career counseling and development opportunities, as well as other activities to cultivate alumni engagement; In parternship with CALS staff, the VP works to develop campus and regional events and celebrations to move alumni into roles of partnership and advocacy with the college.

Cornell Interests:


College of Agriculture and Life Sciences

Talent Expectations: Skills


Lead a Group
Manage Projects
Serve on a Committee or Board
The VP is responsible for leading and managing the CALSAA Alumni Engagment Committee. He/She works closely with CALS staff to set goals and initiatives for the committee and communicate those goals to committee members on conference calls and throughout the year.

Build/Maintain Relationships

Engage Individuals
Represent Cornell
The VP encourages committee member participation and delegates responsibilities to all team members. He/She is expected to orient the new committee members, coach committee members about their role, duties, and expected level of activity, and mentor members for future leadership opportunities.

Responsible Contact

Contact Name:
Sharon Detzer

Time Commitment

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


Prerequisites CALS alumnus Member of the CALS Alumni Association Board of Directors

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