New alumni board members nominated

By Beatrice McQuiston
January 31, 2012

The Alumni Board of Directors plays a key leadership and advisory role in shaping the alumni outreach of Cabrini College. Alumni are invited to nominate a fellow alumnus who they believe would make a valuable contribution as a member of the Alumni Board. The nominations to this year’s board were due on Friday, Jan. 27.

Rachel McCarter, the director of Alumni Relations, said in an email that each director on the Alumni board serves a two-year term. After the term is over, they have the option to stay on the board for a second term. There is an election cycle for the board every two years and the Governance Committee of the board reviews all interested candidates and then selects a final ballot of alumni to present to the entire Alumni Association for one month of voting.

“It is important for the Alumni Board to be a representation of the current Alumni Association body,” McCarter said. “The Governance takes into consideration how many alumni we have in each decade to determine the number of alumni from each decade needed to fill the vacancies on the Alumni Board.”  With this, the new directors on the board are picked by a total number of votes received for each candidate after the one-month voting period. Those individuals join the board in June of the election year.

The alumni board has 27 members presently, which includes a president, vice president, and president emeritus, all of whom provide leadership to the Alumni Board. There are 16 directors, three alumni trustees, four student representatives and the director of alumni relations.

In person, the board meets four times a year. There are currently six standing committees and they are reviewed and approved to meet the needs of the Alumni Association each year. The Alumni Awards are a special tradition for the board.

At this time, the Alumni Association distributes five alumni awards annually.  Please visit for the full descriptions and names of each award. “This committee determines the final recipient for each of the five awards,” McCarter said. “The recipients are then notified and invited to attend the Annual Alumni Association Meeting & Awards Brunch, held during Alumni Weekend, where they will receive their award.

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