A Call for Nominations

2014 Alumni Board of Director Nominee Information

BACKGROUND

Nominations are now being sought from alumni interested in being recommended to stand for election to the board of directors of the California University of Pennsylvania Alumni Association.  Elections will take place in the spring of 2014, with eight open seats to be filled.

Interested alumni may self-nominate, or others may submit information on their behalf.  Individuals interested in being recommended must submit their nomination form to the Nominating Committee for Board Members (NCB) so as to be received no later than April 4, 2014.

The NCB will screen the candidates according to guidelines listed below and found in the Alumni Association bylaws, and will forward the names of recommended candidates to the Alumni Association board for its approval.  Approved candidates will then stand for election by the membership of the Alumni Association.

Those individuals elected to the board seats as a result of the spring 2014 election cycle will be installed at Alumni Association annual meeting in June.

QUALIFICATIONS FOR CANDIDACY

In evaluating an individual's qualifications to stand for election to the board of directors of the Alumni Association, the NCB shall emphasize the following:

  • A significant contribution to public, educational, or charitable endeavors; please include philanthropic giving history;
  • A knowledge of and commitment to the mission and goals of California University of Pennsylvania;
  • A record of experience and achievement since graduation in his/her chosen field;
  • Leadership and consensus-building skills;
  • A willingness to represent all alumni in providing counsel to the University;
  • A commitment to serve the University on a wide variety of issues encountered in its planning and operations;
  • A willingness to commit a significant amount of time and energy necessary for effective service;
  • A history of active involvement with the University.

NOMINATION PROCESS

Individuals interested in being considered for nominations to the board should complete a nomination form and an essay on qualifications and return them, along with a color photograph, to the Alumni Relations Office by April 4, 2014.  The Nominating Committee for Board Members will review the information that is submitted and develop a slate of recommended candidates.  This slate will be presented to the Alumni Association board of directors for its approval at its spring 2014 meeting.  All California University alumni will be eligible to vote.

Please submit a brief essay (500 words or less) that addresses the following qualifications:

  • A significant contribution to public, educational, or charitable endeavors; please include philanthropic giving history;
  • A knowledge of and commitment to the mission and goals of California University of Pennsylvania;
  • A record of experience and achievement since graduation in his/her chosen field;
  • Leadership and consensus-building skills;
  • A willingness to represent all alumni in providing counsel to the University;
  • A commitment to serve the University on a wide variety of issues encountered in its planning and operations;
  • A willingness to commit a significant amount of time and energy necessary for effective service;
  • A history of active involvement with the University.

A Call for Nominations

Online Nomination Form

Nominations should be received no later than April 4, 2014.