Member, Human Ecology Young Alumni Council

Posted by Human Ecology Young Alumni Council on 07/18/2013

General Information

Nomination start - 03/16/2022
Nomination end - 04/11/2022
Process for Filling Position: Submission of a nomination
Number of Seats: 7
Location: Non-geographically based
Eligible Constituent(s): Alumni

Summary of Position

The HEYA Council represents recent graduates of Human Ecology who act as liaisons between the College and young alumni through individual and collective outreach. They actively participate in alumni events and activities and bring news of the College to the attention of those in their network. The Council supports a wide representation of diverse perspectives and experiences that allows our organization to be most effective in achieving Human Ecology’s mission. We are committed to promoting diversity and inclusion in the Council and believe representation of BIPOC young alumni in the Council supports efforts to foster equitable experiences. We will continue to recruit a council that reflects the diversity of our alumni in all areas.

Cornell Interests:


College of Human Ecology

Talent Expectations: Skills


Write and/or Edit
Speak to Groups
As representatives of the HEYA Council, members will send periodic communication to recent alumni and speak to young alumni at events by sharing information about the value of the alumni network, their post-graduate educational experiences, career path, philanthropy, and volunteer experiences. Candidates should demonstrate a professional level of writing skills; some presentation experience and/or willingness to speak to groups.


Organize, Plan and/or Host Events
Lead a Group
Manage Projects
Serve on a Committee or Board
Council members may serve on or chair a committee to develop and initiate activities in coordination with Human Ecology Alumni Affairs & Development and support special projects as defined by the Council. Committee participation includes joining conference calls and staying in touch via email, providing activity updates, hosting events or providing event support, and providing follow-up reports. Candidates for this position should have some experience in group or team work, demonstrated some leadership experience, and indicate a desire to be an active member of the council.

Build/Maintain Relationships

Engage Individuals
Represent Cornell
Council members attend Human Ecology and Cornell alumni events as a representative of the University and the College and network with Human Ecology alumni to forge new and continued connections to the college; serve as an ambassador for the college by sharing information with current students and recent graduates about how they can stay involved and engaged with the College; assist with new council member orientation and mentorship; help identify future council members, volunteers for the college, donors, and prospective students. Candidates should indicate their loyalty to, and support of the college and Cornell; a desire to give back; and a level of understanding of alumni engagement.

Responsible Contact

Contact Name:
Cait Collins
Volunteer Position Title:
Email: Phone:

Time Commitment

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


Prerequisites Leadership and volunteer or service experience during college; participation in Cornell or Human Ecology student activity group. Current Human Ecology young alumna/us (graduated within the last 10 years).

Hiatus Required? No hiatus required
Dues Required? No


Meeting Attendance Required? Yes

Meeting Location(s):
On Campus: No
Off Campus: Yes
Off Campus Location: Held during the Cornell Alumni Leadership Conference
Conference Call: Yes
Meetings per year: 2x year

Other Meeting Details: Periodic committee conference calls

Additional Attendance Requirements: Reunion, Homecoming, CALC attendance encouraged

Yearly Philanthropic Expectation:

Make a gift to Cornell at a level of individual comfort

Alumni Trustee Election

Vote in the annual trustee election