Immediate Past Convener, Cornell Alumni Advisory Board (CAAB)

Posted by Cornell Alumni Advisory Board (CAAB) on 08/22/2023

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 Immediate Past Convener of the Cornell Alumni Advisory Board (CAAB) serves an ex-officio member for the first year of the subsequent project. The Immediate Past Convener serves as a resources to the newly appointed Convener and guides them in best practices for achieving a successful CAAB project. The Immediate Past Convener will also make recommendations of current CAAB members to serve as Convener as well as serves on the CAAB Nomination & Selection Committee which reviews all the nominations for CAAB Board Member positions and makes recommendations for selections.

Cornell Interests:



Talent Expectations: Skills


Write and/or Edit
Speak to Groups
Shares best practices for holding successful CAAB working group meetings. Makes recommendations to Alumni Affairs Leadership Team. All members are expected to participate in Advisory Board meetings and maintain communication with other members throughout the year.


Serve on a Committee or Board
Serves on the committee who selects incoming CAAB Board Members. Participates in CAAB meetings as an ex-officio member.

Build/Maintain Relationships

Engage Individuals
Represent Cornell
Adivises Incoming Convener. As a highly-informed leader, the Immediate Past Convener serves as an ambassador to other groups at Cornell, and in some cases update these groups on the work of CAAB, as well as to people in their business networks and home comunities. Encourage participation of committee peers, actively listen and respond to insights and recommendations of others, and seek ways to collaborate.

Responsible Contact

Contact Name:
Lindsey Murtland

Time Commitment

Average Time Commitment: 3-5 hrs/month
Duration: Not Applicable
Term of Office: 1 year
Number of terms in Office: 1 term


Prerequisites Must have served a 2 year term as CAAB Convener immediately prior to serving in this role.

Hiatus Required? No hiatus required
Dues Required? No


Meeting Attendance Required? Yes

Meeting Location(s):
On Campus: Yes
Off Campus: Yes
Off Campus Location: CALC Location
Conference Call: Yes
Meetings per year: Monthly

Other Meeting Details: Monthly virtual Board meetings, date/times to be determined.

Additional Attendance Requirements: CALC Attendance

Yearly Philanthropic Expectation:

Make a gift to Cornell at a level of individual comfort

Alumni Trustee Election

Vote in the annual trustee election