Convener, Cornellians Alumni Advisory Council

Posted by Cornellians Alumni Advisory Council on 09/14/2022

General Information

Process for Filling Position: Direct appointment by staff or administration
Number of Seats: 1
Location: Non-geographically based
Eligible Constituent(s): Alumni, Friends

Summary of Position

Cornellians is a digital-first publication and alumni community hub produced as a partnership between Cornell Alumni Affairs & Development (AAD), University Relations (UR), and alumni. The Cornellians Alumni Advisory Council is the formal representation of the alumni voice in this partnership, collaborating with AAD and UR staff members to ensure that the alumni voice is represented in Cornellians’ editorial content and platform. This council will directly advise both the Cornellians Editor-in-Chief and the Platform Director, as well as senior AAD and UR leaders in this work. The mission of Cornellians is to engage and inspire alumni throughout their lifetime by informing, entertaining, and connecting the Big Red community around the globe.

Cornell Interests:



Talent Expectations: Skills


Write and/or Edit
Speak to Groups
Leads Advisory Board meetings and maintains communication with other members throughout the year.


Lead a Group
Manage Projects
Serve on a Committee or Board
Lead the work of the Cornellian Alumni Advisory Council and communicate frequently with staff.

Build/Maintain Relationships

Engage Individuals
Represent Cornell
Represent and reflect alumni feedback on Cornellians content. Recommend potential members to serve on future advisory committees. Explore ways to connect new and returning Cornell alumni to the platform.

Responsible Contact

Contact Name:
Angelique Giammarino

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 Present member of Cornellians Alumni Advisory Council (having served at least one year).

Hiatus Required? No hiatus required
Dues Required? No


Meeting Attendance Required? Yes

Meeting Location(s):
On Campus: Yes
Off Campus: Yes
Off Campus Location: The Advisory Council will meet twice per year in person: once during the Cornell Alumni Leadership Conference (location TBD), and once on campus.
Conference Call: Yes
Meetings per year: 4x year

Other Meeting Details: Attend and actively participate in quarterly meetings. Initially, the Alumni Advisory Council may meet more frequently as needed and determined by the Chair, the AVP for Alumni Affairs, and the AVP for Communications.

Additional Attendance Requirements: Meetings for additional committee work may be held as needed.

Yearly Philanthropic Expectation:

Make a gift to Cornell at a level of individual comfort

Alumni Trustee Election

Vote in the annual trustee election