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National Alumni Board

The National Alumni Board of Directors (NAB) are volunteer members who provide leadership for the Gannon University Alumni Association, representing the whole alumni body at Gannon and serving as an advisory board to the university’s Alumni Services 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, a Director agrees to fulfill the requirements and meet the responsibilities associated with board membership.  Regional Coordinators support the board's goals in the strategic plan.

Board members identified three key goals for the Alumni Association for 2014-2018:

I. Provide networks, services and communications to facilitate positive interactions of University alumni with each other and with the University.
II. Encourage a spirit of philanthropy in support of the University through volunteerism and charitable giving.
III. Pass on to future generations a strong, diverse, innovative and engaged Alumni Association that will serve effectively the interests of its alumni and will be a strong advocate for the University.

They further outlined objectives, action steps and accountability. While members of the NAB have accepted responsibility for the plan's implementation, the greater involvement of the Alumni Association is critical in the accomplishment of these goals. To contact members of the NAB, follow the link to the National Alumni Board members 2018-2019.

Click Here to view Bylaws of the Alumni Association

Click Here to view the Alumni Association Strategic Plan


Who is a member of the Alumni Association?

Any person who has completed at least one semester at Gannon University or any of its predecessor educational institutions, including Villa Maria College, Gannon College, and Cathedral College, is automatically a lifelong member of the Alumni Association.

There are no dues associated with membership to the Alumni Association.

How can I get involved?

If you are interested in joining the National Alumni Board or attending a National Alumni Board meeting as a guest, or perhaps you are interested in a more short-term commitment such as sharing your suggestions, volunteering on a reunion committee, organizing or participating in alumni events, sharing job or internship opportunities or more, we invite you to check out the Get Involved section of this Online Alumni Community or contact Tami Faram, Director of Alumni Services at faram@gannon.edu. We look forward to hearing from you.
 

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