Alumni Board Committees
In Fall 2010, the Alumni Board of Directors redesigned the committee structure in an effort to align its goals with the Alumni Association mission statement. The three new committees—Benefits and Services, Programs and Events, and Advancement—all play a vital role in the execution of the Alumni Association mission. Each committee has subcommittees for specific events or needs, with each subcommittee active as needed. A member of the Executive Committee sits on each committee, but is not designated as the chairperson.
Chairs: Kenney Johnson and Cindy Kohan
The objective of the Advancement Committee is to foster loyalty and financial support for the University. The Committee participates in programs and events that raise funds for the various University endeavors, proposes and employs ideas that increase fiscal assistance, and encourages local companies to invest in campus programs and activities. The Committee, along with the entire Alumni Board, makes thank-you calls and acquires items to donate to the Scholarship Ball auctions.
BENEFITS AND SERVICES COMMITTEE
Chair: Dawn Gratalo
The Benefits and Services Committee strives to provide engaging value and benefits to alumni to build lifelong partnerships. The Committee gathers and evaluates information about the current benefits and services available to alumni, and facilitates the growth of new benefits and services. The Committee also formulates means to communicate knowledge of the offerings to alumni. Explore current benefits and services >
PROGRAMS AND EVENTS COMMITTEE
Chair: Tom Wilkinson
The Programs and Events Committee is responsible for assisting in the implementation and execution of events that foster relations between alumni and the active community. The Committee helps to plan, coordinate and implement programs and/or events that will engage alumni and assist the Office of Alumni Relations with its proposed agenda. To ensure an Alumni Board of Directors connection, members are asked to participate at each event and provide a summary of the event at the next Alumni Board of Directors meeting.
Chair: Steve Dunnigan
The purpose of the Membership Committee is to identify, research and nominate a slate of candidates for membership on the Alumni Association Board of Directors, subject to the approval of the Board and thereafter election by the general membership of the Association. This process is performed on an annual basis or as otherwise needed to ensure membership on the Alumni Association Board of Directors complies with the Constitution of the University of New Haven Alumni Association.
Chair: Reece Buendia
Formed as an ad-hoc committee in the fall of 2014, the purpose of the Marketing Committee is to raise the awareness and importance of the Alumni Board of Directors and Alumni Association among the alumni populations and the University community. The Committee establishes and carries out a social media strategy and oversees the Alumni Association benchmarking initiative.