Wagner College Alumni Association Board of Directors

Alumni Association Board of Directors

The Alumni Association is governed by a volunteer-led Board of Directors whose members provide ongoing service and support to alumni, the College, and its students. The Board of Directors is currently comprised of 3 Executive Committee officers, 24 Directors (or “Members”) and one Faculty Representative from Wagner College.

Who are We?

The Wagner College Alumni Association Board of Directors is a group of engaged alumni, who embody the very best of Wagner College Alumni, to support the mission of the Alumni Association, and the efforts of the Office of Institutional Advancement and Office of Alumni Relations.

The Alumni Association Board of Directors engages alumni to maintain their connection with their alma mater by demonstrating involvement, support and commitment with current and future alumni. Simply stated, the Alumni Association Board of Directors is established to assist in bridging the gap between what current and future Wagner students have and what they need.

Our Mission:

The mission of the Wagner College Alumni Association Board of Directors is to strengthen relationships between alumni, students, and the College and to foster a spirit of loyalty, involvement and lifelong commitment to our alma mater.

Board member expectations:

  • Attend, either in person or remotely, 4 of the 5 annually scheduled meetings. Prepare for agenda items and review all material.
  • Participate effectively in Board activities and discussions by voicing opinions, displaying leadership and thinking strategically and creatively. Offer ideas to help make the Board of Directors and the Alumni Association more meaningful to the alumni constituency.
  • Serve on at least one committee, actively participate in discussions and projects and follow through on assignments.
  • Be familiar with the programs and activities sponsored, organized and coordinated by the Office of Alumni Relations. Serve as an ambassador for the College, and help raise the visibility of the Alumni Association and its programs and services by being present, whenever possible, at the College and association activities.
  • Attend at least one Alumni Association Anchor Event (Homecoming, Career Conversations or Reunion Weekend), as well as assist the Office of Alumni Relations in marketing the event to your network to drive attendance forward.
  • Make an annual financial contribution to Wagner College during each year of board service.
  • Help to identify, cultivate and recruit future leaders of the Alumni Association.
  • Assist with identifying and nominating alumni annually for consideration for Alumni Awards.
  • Become a Social Media, Phone or Email Ambassador.

Board Committees:

The board has three committees:

  • Alumni Engagement
  • Student Engagement
  • Faculty & Staff Engagement

Additional standing committees include:

  • Nominating Committee
  • Awards Committee

All members must serve on at least one committee. Committees may be called to action by the chair(s) of the board as indicated by the needs and priorities of the association board of directors.

Time Commitment:

  • Members will be expected to attend campus board meetings and events and to participate in at least one committee.
  • Much of the work of the board will be done in committee between board meetings.
    • Depending on projects, expect to spend a minimum of 2-4 hours per month on association business.
    • Committee chairs and officers may expect to spend additional hours per month on association business.

Our Members:

You can view our full Alumni Association Board of Directors members here.


Recruitment:

We are actively looking for new board members to join us!

For the 2021-2022 fiscal year, interest forms will accepted until July 2, 2021. After you submit your interest form, you will be contacted from the Office of Alumni Relations. In the end of June or early July of 2021, you will hear from an alumni board member regarding your interest form. Any forms submitted after this date (7/2/21) will be considered for the next fiscal year. 

If you are interested in being considered for the Alumni Board, please submit our interest form here. If you have any questions, contact us at alumni@wagner.edu.


Our Year in Review

We are excited to launch our new initiative called “Our Year in Review” from your Wagner College Alumni Association Board President, Carolina Silva ‘16. You can read the full article here.


Alumni Association Awards

The Wagner College Alumni Association annually recognizes outstanding alumni who have given distinguished service to Wagner College and the community at large. The Alumni Association Award Winners are honored each year at Reunion Weekend. Our Alumni Award recipients for 2020 will be honored the fall of 2021 during Homecoming & Reunion Weekend. The nominations are reviewed by an Awards Committee, comprised of members of the Alumni Association Board of Directors.  Members of the Awards Committee have selected the recipients of the annual awards. Nominate a Wagner graduate for an Alumni Association Award by visiting our awards page for more information about achievement and service awards, past winners, and how to nominate!