The National Board of Directors is the chief governing body of the FSU Alumni Association, representing the interests of the association’s members and constituents. The Board of Directors has the responsibility to ensure the success of the association through the approval of an annual budget, setting policy, following the strategic plan, providing input, guidance, oversight and expertise.
We are accepting applications through December 1, 2017, to serve as a national director. You must be an FSU Alumni Association member to be considered.
Directors may serve up to two 3-year terms and are expected to sit on various board committees, dependent upon their expertise, skill-sets and interest levels. These committees will develop policies, review goals and administer strategic objectives that directly impact the association and the greater university community. It is expected that directors are active and participatory, not just in meetings, but also as members, ambassadors and representatives of the FSU Alumni Association in their home areas. While an annual financial contribution is not required, all Directors should aspire to support the association financially on an annual basis above and beyond an Annual Membership in the association.
Prospective directors must attend three meetings, held in Tallahassee or elsewhere, throughout the course of the year (typically held in February, June and September). Directors are responsible for their own travel and lodging expenditures. There are also interim discussions and meetings held via email/conference call with directors participating on an as-needed basis.
The board selection process is very competitive and many applicants apply for multiple years before being selected. For example, we received 119 applications last year to fill five vacancies on the board.
If you are interested in serving on our National Board of Directors, we encourage you to complete the following application and submit it electronically. If you have any questions or wish to receive a copy of the application in an alternate format, please contact David Overstreet, Director of Administration and Operations, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 850.645.2319.