Young Alumni Committee Chair, CALS Alumni Association Board of Directors

Posted by CALS Alumni Association Board of Directors on 08/29/2013

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 President is charged with overseeing the operations and activities of the CALS Alumni Association and its Board of Directors. The President sets key goals for the year, leads the Executive Committee and Board, facilitates discussion, and maintains the yearly agenda in coordination with the CALS Alumni Affairs and Development Office.

Cornell Interests:


College of Agriculture and Life Sciences

Talent Expectations: Skills


Speak to Groups
President is required to provide remarks at and host several CALS-related events.


Lead a Group
Manage Projects
Serve on a Committee or Board
The president is responsible for oversight and strategic direction of the CALS Alumni Association.

Build/Maintain Relationships

Engage Individuals
Represent Cornell
The CALS Alumni Association connects key stakeholders for the college and the president is a critical link between the general CALS audience and the Association. The president should also be able to mentor new volunteers.

Responsible Contact

Contact Name:
Sharon Detzer
Volunteer Position Title:
Assistant Dean

Time Commitment

Average Time Commitment: 5-7 hrs/month
Duration: Not Applicable
Term of Office: 1 year
Number of terms in Office: 1 term


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

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