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Board of Governors

About the Board

As the Alumni Association's governing body, the Board of Governors is comprised of alumni whose demonstrated service and leadership display a strong understanding and commitment to the mission of the Alumni Association and the advancement of Drexel University.

Click here to download a copy of the Board of Governors' 2013-2015 Strategic Plan.

Responsibilities of the Board
  • The Board provides representation to alumni constituent organizations in the determination of Alumni Association policy, programs and activities.
  • The Board examines issues and needs confronting alumni and the university and makes recommendations accordingly.
  • The Board is responsible for proper management and action on all matters of the Alumni Association and those in which constituent organizations may be interested.
  • The Board defines the broad alumni program and makes annual funding recommendations to the university.

Board Composition

The Board of Governors is composed of twenty-five Elected Directors, the most recent past chairperson if his/her term as an Elected Director has otherwise expired, and three constituent organization delegates elected from the Geographic Alumni Chapters, College/School Alumni Associations, and Other Constituent Organizations.

The Ex officio, non-voting members of the Board of Governors include Board Emeriti, constituent organization representatives not serving as a constituent organization delegate, the Executive Director of the Alumni Association, Board of Governors student associates (consisting of students invited to participate), and Board of Governors faculty associates (consisting of faculty invited to participate). These Ex officio members do not have voting privileges and shall not be counted in the determination of a quorum.

Board Officers

The officers of the Board are the Chairperson, Vice Chairperson, Secretary, Treasurer, At-Large Officer and the Executive Director. The Executive Director shall be appointed by the Drexel University Senior Vice President for Institutional Advancement and shall serve as Executive Secretary of the Board unless otherwise appointed by the Board. All officers must be approved by the Institutional Advancement Committee of the Drexel University Board of Trustees.

Executive Committee Officers 2013-15
Chair Ira M. Taffer, Ph.D.
(BS 1979, PHD 1983, College of Arts and Sciences)
Vice Chair Anthony M. Noce, Esq.
(BS 1980 College of Engineering)
Treasurer Lawrence P. Lehmann, P.E.
(BS 1972 College of Engineering)
Secretary James B. Dougherty, Jr., Esq.
(BS 1978, MS 1981, LeBow College of Business)
Past Chair Jeffrey T. Macaluso
(BS 1982 LeBow College of Business)
At-Large
Officer
James R. Gravesande, P.E.
(BS 1984 College of Engineering)
Executive
Director
Cristina A. Geso
(Associate Vice President, Office of Alumni Relations)

Board Committees

Committee work is integral to implementing the Board's many projects and priorities. Each year Board members and alumni volunteers concentrate on issues of strategic importance to the growth and strength of the Alumni Association. Currently, the committees are focused on issues outlined in the 2009-11 Strategic Plan. Committee members are appointed for one year terms.

Standing Committees:
Executive
By-laws and Policy
Campus Partnerships
Communications and Marketing
Community Service
Global Outreach
Grants
Honors and Awards
Nominations
Scholarship
Student Relations

Constituent Organization Committees
Alumni Affinity Groups
College and School Alumni Associations
Geographic Alumni Clubs and Networks

About the Board Board Members Bylaws Meeting Minutes Meeting Schedule Nominations Strategic Plan





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