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UGAA Board Member Nomination Form

Nominations are now closed!

At the University of Guelph Alumni Association, fostering a culture of inclusion is an organizational imperative. The UGAA invites and encourages applications from all qualified individuals, including from groups that are traditionally underrepresented in organizational leadership, who may contribute to further diversification of the UGAA.

The University of Guelph Alumni Association (UGAA) is a global community of U of G alumni with a mission to support the University of Guelph. It is governed by a Board of Directors - ten directors elected from among the alumni body, through a criteria-based nomination and selection process. Nominations are assessed by the UGAA Nomination Committee. The recommended candidates are presented to the board for approval and brought forward to the membership at the Annual General Meeting.
The Board seeks competencies and diversity that will contribute to effective governance and broad representation across the full population of the alumni body. Candidates are selected on a number of skills and experiences including the following: board governance, community involvement, strategic planning, communications, business acumen, marketing, finance and fundraising.
Self-nominations are welcome.

Roles & Expectations of Board Members

  • Act as a strong ambassador for the University of Guelph
  • Increase the awareness of alumni and their involvement, contributions and interactions with the University
  • Motivate fellow alumni to be active in University advancement and alumni outreach
  • Seek out new affinities that will expand the connection alumni have with the University
  • Contribute actively to good governance, best practices, positive debate and creative ideas for the betterment of the UGAA and Alumni Affairs and Development
  • Be an active participant in at least one UGAA working subcommittee
  • Be prepared for all meetings by reviewing the past minutes, committee reports, and any other information provided in advance
  • Set a leadership example by contributing financially to U of G at a level that is personally meaningful
  • Declare a conflict of interest as applicable
  • Up to 10 Board meetings per year, including the Annual General Meeting (normally Alumni Weekend in June) and a Saturday morning meeting on Homecoming Weekend in September. Dinner is provided at each meeting.
  • Attendance at University and alumni functions as required
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