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Alumni Association

Alumni Leadership Council

Alumni Council Executive Board

Alumni Council Executive Board

The Executive Board, made up of 13 to 18 members, is responsible for conducting month-to-month Alumni Association business. It oversees the work of constituent groups and committees of the Alumni Council, develops and implements new programs, and studies issues important to the council and to the alumni body. The board meets quarterly, usually in March, June, September, and November.

Membership

Officers
Alumni Council Committee Chairs
Affiliate Group representatives (3)
At-large members
Executive Director of the Association (ex officio, non-voting)

Alumni Association Officers: President, Past President/President-Elect, Treasurer

The president is the executive officer of the Alumni Association and calls and presides at each meeting of the Association, Alumni Council, and Executive Board. The president is an ex officio member of each committee, except for the Nominations and Trustee Search committees. Among the president’s most important responsibilities is maintaining communication with the College through regular contacts with the president of the College and the Board of Trustees. Each president is elected to a one-year term as president-elect followed by two years as president and one more year as past-president. This means that the third officer of the Association during the first year of a president’s term is the past president, while during the second year it is the president-elect. This four-year term of service cannot be repeated consecutively; other Executive Board members may serve no more than six consecutive years.

The past president or president-elect serves as the executive officer of the Alumni Association in the absence of the president and performs any other duties delegated by the president.

The treasurer, working with the Association’s executive director, prepares periodic reports on the Association’s budget, including an annual report to the Alumni Council. The treasurer, working with the Association’s executive director and the Oberlin Alumni Fund director, also compiles and presents reports as needed on the status of annual contributions by members of the Alumni Council. The treasurer serves as chair of the Development committee and performs any other duties delegated by the president. The treasurer may serve up to three consecutive two-year terms.