President, Cornell Club of Los Angeles

Posted by Cornell Club of Los Angeles on 08/21/2013

General Information

Nomination start - 04/16/2023
Nomination end - 05/20/2023
Process for Filling Position: Submission of a nomination
Number of Seats: 1
Location: Los Angeles, California 90745, United States
Eligible Constituent(s): Alumni

Summary of Position

The club president provides overall leadership and guidance to the board and the local Cornell community, supports club programming and activities, and develops strategies for strengthening the local alumni engagement. The club president is responsible for regular communication with the Alumni Affairs Regional Staff Contact, to include submitting annual reports and plans, event detail forms, and other requested information, as well as sharing information with their local alumni community from Cornell University. It is important that club presidents ensure continued leadership by communicating with local alumni about participating in the club and maintaining strong ties to Cornell University.

Cornell Interests:


Regional Clubs

Talent Expectations: Skills


Write and/or Edit
Speak to Groups
It is important that club presidents are able to speak with a variety of alumni, parents and friends, both in one-on-one conversations and in front of a larger group. Although public speaking is not deciding factor, the club president is an extension of Cornell University and should have a comfort level in speaking to their constituents. The ability to share a clear message is important in both speaking and communicating via email.


Lead a Group
Serve on a Committee or Board
Club presidents should be able to run effective board meetings, motivate and support their boards and alumni. It is important that they communicate with the Alumni Affairs Regional Staff Contacts to keep up-to-date with the latest news about club policies and procedures, read about the latest news from Cornell University, and speak with their alumni and board about interests and ideas to strengthen their local alumni ties and fully engage the local community.

Build/Maintain Relationships

Engage Individuals
Represent Cornell
Club presidents should actively participate in succession planning and board opportunity discussions within their community. Meeting alumni and speaking with them about opportunities to engage the local Cornell community are vital to the growth of the club. Ensuring a visible presence at events and publicly acknowledging board members for their hard work, while fostering a welcoming and helpful atmosphere are all important aspects of a club president's tenure.

Industry Experience:


Responsible Contact

Contact Name:
Kate Van Dalsem
Volunteer Position Title:
Director, West Coast Engagement

Time Commitment

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


Hiatus Required? No hiatus required
Dues Required? Yes


Meeting Attendance Required? Yes

Meeting Location(s):
On Campus: No
Off Campus: Yes
Off Campus Location: Los Angeles area
Conference Call: No
Meetings per year: Monthly

Other Meeting Details: CCLA typically meets every other month, but may call special meetings as needed.

Additional Attendance Requirements: It is strongly recommended that all club presidents attend CALC and any other additional training opportunities available to them.

Yearly Philanthropic Expectation:

Make a gift to Cornell at a level of individual comfort

Alumni Trustee Election

Vote in the annual trustee election