CU-Boulder Alumni Association Officers and Directors 2013-2014
The University of Colorado Alumni Association Board of Directors provides guidance, counsel and vision to the association staff and volunteers who serve the CU-Boulder alumni and student communities. The board is made up of officers and directors who, in their voluntary advisory roles, are an important voice in determining the policies, guidelines and bylaws under which the association and its various programs operate.
Currently, the board has 40 members, including officers and committee chairs. From the application pool, a slate of nominees is proposed by the Nominations Committee. The current board elects at-large members to overlapping 3-year terms. Also serving on the board, are ex officio directors representing the Admissions Office, CU Foundation, Directors Club, Parents Association, The Herd, the University of Colorado Student Union, the United Government of Graduate Students (UGGS) and University Communications.
Directors attend board meetings in Boulder three times a year. They serve on standing committees that advise association staff responsible for specific Association programs. Board and committee responsibilities require the involvement of directors between meetings, as well. The association staff collaborates with board members by providing information to facilitate decision making and involvement in programs and activities.
- Attending all board meetings, preparing for agenda items and issues, and studying supporting materials
- Participating effectively in board activities and discussions by voicing opinions, displaying leadership and thinking creatively
- Serving as a member of a committee, being active in discussions and projects, and following through on ideas
- Representing the interests of everyone served by the association, without favoring any special interests
- Acting as an advocate for the association and the University of Colorado
- Identifying, cultivating and recruiting future leaders for the Alumni Association
- Performing other duties and assuming other responsibilities assigned by the chair of the board
Please consider joining the University of Colorado Alumni Association Board of Directors!
The Application Process
The Board of Directors’ application deadline has been extended to February 15, 2013. Please include with your application two letters of recommendation, a short biographical statement and your current resume. If you have questions regarding the application procedure, please e-mail Deborah Johnson or call her at 303-735-2382 or 800-492-7743.
If you are a continuing board member and wish to apply for a leadership position for the upcoming year, please complete the application here.
University of Colorado at Boulder Alumni Association
Board of Directors 2012-2013 Committees
The board committees provide “big picture” guidance and professional advice to the CU-Boulder Alumni Association staff. The chair of each committee works closely with staff throughout the year, ensuring that the committee/staff relationship is productive and beneficial to all involved.
The Executive Committee is composed of the board chair and chair-elect (or past-chair, if a chair-elect has yet to be identified); the board treasurer, vice treasurer, and secretary; the chairs and vice chairs of the standing committees (see descriptions below); and the Alumni Association executive director.
The board is advised by the following standing committees:
Events and Outreach Committee
The Events and Outreach Committee provides support, guidance and feedback on the outreach programs and events of the Alumni Association. Such programs include chapters and affinity groups, pregames, the Herd, senior auditors and multiple educational, social and professional events. The committee serves in an advisory role to the events and outreach staff, provides feedback on existing programs and assists with the development and creation of new programming.
The MarCom Committee assists and advises in the association’s marketing and communications activities and policies. The committee consults on the Alumni Association’s magazine, Coloradan, which is sent four times each year to more than 200,000 alumni, faculty and staff. The committee offers input and advice on the association’s website, online directory and the Forever Buffs Insider electronic newsletter. The committee assists the association in determining how to achieve greater visibility and more effective communications with alumni and to foster relationships with other campus entities.
As with every committee, it also provides input for the overall efforts of developing alumni to alumni and alumni to student connections in support of Forever Buffs.
The objective of the Operations Committee is to provide feedback, recommendations and strategic advice to the board that aids the executive director and staff of the Alumni Association in their efforts to strengthen ties between alumni and the campus. The committee reviews the infrastructure and direction for programs and activities under its purview in order to give guidance and advice for improving the effectiveness of association-sponsored events and programs. These include the CU Heritage Center, Roaming Buffaloes travel program, policy and marketing of the Koenig Alumni Center, the Alumni Scholarships Program and the Annual Awards Program.
The Revenue Committee is responsible for providing guidance for the enhancement of revenue streams for the association, including sponsorships, affinity partners, advertising, co-branding, etc.
Board of Directors 2012-2013
Eric Anhold (PolSci’00)
Karen Barnes (Engl,Hist’84)
Paula Berg (Comm’01)
Thomas Blackburn (BusAd’05)
Allen Buckner (Mktg’91)
David Callan (BusEdu’76)
Tom Carroll (PolSci, IntlAffrs’05)
Shawn Connelly (Hist’82)
Brian Cowan (Mktg’79)
Events & Outreach Vice Chair
Larry Drees (PolSci’89, MBA’06, MMgmt’09)
Alexandros Economou (ArchEngr’99)
John Eloe (Arch’71)
Joe Francis (Fin’87)
Hillary Fritz (Engl’78)
Events & Outreach Chair
Ken Gambon (InfoSys’91)
Thomas “Tommy” George (Econ’05)
Rob Johnson (Jour’90)
Brian D. Jones (MInfoSys’93)
Carolyn Kircher (MAcct’06)
Joe Kramer (ElecEngr’97)
Dawn Massop Love (Jour’91) At-Large Director
Justin Macauley (BusAd’11)
Michelle M. McDowell (Psych’91)
MarCom Vice Chair
Matthew McElhiney (Fin’86)
Thomas McEntee (Fin’88)
Doug Nelson (Anth’77)
Revenue Vice Chair
Jennifer Nicholas (Jour’87)
Daniel Palm (Fin’01)
Nick Passanante (PolSci, Soc’09)
Timothy Peterson (Econ’92,MFin’97)
Kathy Rawls (Soc’78)
Operations Vice Chair
Pamela Reising (Engl’91)
Karin Rutstein (IntlBus’87)
Deborah Stapp (ArtH,Archeol’73)
Dynelle Tadlock (Psyc, Comm’92; Law’96)
Gordon Trafton (Transp,TrafMgt’77)
Jesse Wallace (PolSci,Comm’05)
Deborah “Deb” Johnson (Hist’78)