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Board of Governors

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.

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.


Download the Drexel University Alumni Association By-laws [PDF].

Board Composition

The Board of Governors is composed of twenty-five Elected Directors, including the Vice Chairperson, Chairperson and the most recent DUAA past Chairperson, all of whom shall be elected from the general membership of the DUAA.

The Ex officio, non-voting members of the Board of Governors include Board Emeriti, 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, Immediate Past Chairperson, 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.

View the Board officers and elected directors for 2015-2016.

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. There are eight standing committees, in addition to the Executive Committee, and committee members are appointed for one year terms.

Business Committees Programmatic Committees
Grants Affinity Groups and College and School Alumni Associations
Honors and Awards Career and Professional
Membership and Nominations Global and Regional Networks
Recent Alumni and Students