We all have fond memories of our time at the University of Guelph. For many of us, it was our first time away from home and an opportunity to chase our dreams and pursue our passions. Our time at the University of Guelph played a critical role in improving our lives through learning and growth opportunities and relationships that helped us start our lives after graduation.
While your university days might be distant memories, it’s important to remember that you are #foreveragryphon and you can play a critical role in supporting the University’s mission to Improve Life by donating your time and expertise. In the recent alumni survey, many of you told us that you are interested in getting involved and giving back to the University. In fact 34% of respondents said they would be interested in serving on a board, association or committee.
If you were one of those respondents, or have a similar interest, we invite you to join us on the University of Guelph Alumni Association (UGAA) Board of Directors! The UGAA Board represents you, the exclusive group of 120,000+ graduates of one of Canada’s top comprehensive and agri-food universities. The UGAA is led by an elected Board of Directors comprised of alumni volunteers whose mission is to strengthen and sustain the University of Guelph by fostering an engaged alumni community.
Simply put, the UGAA is the voice of U of G alumni. We offer our members valuable benefits and strive to foster lifelong connections and harness the pride of alumni to fuel the future success of the University of Guelph. The time commitment for volunteer directors is eight Board Meetings and several UGAA events per year. Interested? Full details and the self-nomination form can be found here: https://www.uoguelph.ca/alumni/form/ugaa-nomination.cfm. Applications will be reviewed in the spring, so be sure to submit your interest by April 30, 2018.
The University of Guelph is rooted in a rich history built by each of you and we need your passion to propel our future. Get involved, give back and join us on our path forward!