The National Alumni Board of Directors represents and serves as the leadership of the Alumni Association of Gannon University and Villa Maria College and serves as an advisory board to the University’s Alumni Office. Bylaws regulate the activities of the board and the various alumni regions.
A member of the National Alumni Board is chosen to hold the position based on demonstrated involvement, support and commitment to Gannon University and its alumni (Gannon University and Villa Maria College). In accepting the three-year term appointment, the individual agrees to fulfill the requirements and meet the responsibilities associated with Board membership.
In the fall of 2003, the Board of Directors went through a strategic planning process, facilitated by Villa and Gannon alumna Debbie Thompson `81VMC `90M, President of Strategy Solutions, Inc.
During the planning sessions, the board members identified four key goals for the Alumni Association:
I Develop a more active, diverse Alumni Association
II Increase support to University's recruitment efforts
III Strengthen connections between and among University and alumni
IV Support University fundraising efforts
They further outlined objectives, action steps, and accountability. While members of the board have accepted responsibility for the plan's implementation, the greater involvement of the Alumni Association is critical in the accomplishment of these goals. Click here to view the most recent draft of the strategic plan. Please contact members of the board with questions about the plan itself or getting involved.