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Structure of alumni organizations

Role of alumni organizations

Membership

Alma Matters — Se

Dartmouth

Alumni Governance Now and in the Future A comparison of current Dartmouth alumni governance structure and the proposed constitution from the Alumni Governance ask Force, June 2006

Current (February 12, 2006)

2 organizations with separate constitutions:

  • 66,500-member Association of Alumni.

  • 96-member Alumni Council.

Proposed (June 2006)

1 unified organization, the 66,500-member Dartmouth Association of Alumni, with 1 constitution and 4 components: Alumni Liaison Board (ALB), Alumni Assembly, Nominating Committee, Balloting Committee.

Association members meet once a year in person to elect officers and hold annual meeting. Members vote online or by mail for alumni trustee nominees. Association executive committee over- sees alumni-wide trustee balloting.

Council meets twice a year, represents alumni to Board of Trustees, conveys “alumni sentiment” to College, selects alumni trustee nominees and serves College with numerous committees.

Association members meet once a year in an annual meeting in conjunction with elected assembly, participate in meetings and surveys to capture alumni sentiment, run for myriad association offices and vote by mail or online for trustees, association leadership and at-large members of assembly.

Representative assembly meets twice a year, passes resolutions and promotes service and engagement with College.

ALB represents alumni to Board of Trustees and administration and conveys “alumni sentiment” gathered through meetings and surveys.

Nominating Committee proposes alumni trustee nominees and slates of other alumni leaders.

Association includes all alumni who have matriculated and whose class has graduated.

Council made up of up to 96 members elected or appointed:

  • Classes (33): 1 rep for every 2 classes through the 55th reunion, alternating terms (25-year class and 50-year class always represented); 1 rep for post-55th reunion classes elected by Council; 7 reps appointed by class officer groups.

  • Clubs (25): 1 rep from each of the 21 metropolitan and regional clubs; 3 reps from Club Officers Association; 1 enrollment rep.

  • Graduate school alumni (4): Tuck, Thayer, Medical School, Arts & Sciences.

  • Affiliated organizations (5): 1 rep per group that meets College requirements (currently the Asian- Pacific Alumni Association, Black Alumni of Dartmouth Association, Dartmouth Latino Alumni Association, Dartmouth Gay and Lesbian Alumni Association, Native American Alumni Association).

Association includes all alumni who have matriculated and whose class has graduated.

ALB has 16 members, the majority directly elected by the alumni at large.

Assembly includes up to 125 or so elected members:

  • Classes (58): 1 elected rep per class, through the 50th reunion class; 5 reps for post-50th reunion classes elected by Assembly; 3 reps chosen by Class Officers Association.

  • Clubs (25): 1 rep from each of the 21 metropolitan and regional clubs; 3 reps from Club Officers Association; 1 enrollment rep.

  • Graduate school alumni (4): Tuck, Thayer, Medical School, Arts & Sciences.

  • Affiliated organizations (10): 2 reps per group that meets College requirements (currently the Asian- Pacific Alumni Association, Black Alumni of Dartmouth Association, Dartmouth Latino Alumni Association, Dartmouth Gay and Lesbian Alumni Association, Native American Alumni Association).

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