GVSU Alumni Association Committees

Board committees and ad hoc-committees provide advice, counsel, and review of Alumni Association programs and services. Committees are comprised of assigned/appointed board members, a designated chair, and other alumni as deemed necessary.

Committees are frequently accepting new members and duties vary based on event/program needs.The committee chair works in conjunction with the Executive Director and the Alumni Staff Board Administrator to develop annual committee goals.

For more information about how to get involved in committee work, contact alumni@gvsu.edu or call 800-588-9541.

Activities/Volunteer Committee
Chair: Adrienne Wallace, '01 & '05 & '08
Chair: Jessica Manfrin, '09

The purpose of the Activities/Volunteer Committee is to increase alumni participation in events and engage more alumni volunteers and event attendees inside and outside of the university.

Executive Committee
Chair: Julie Bulson, '99 & '07

The Alumni Association is led by the Executive Committee which consists of the president, three or more vice presidents, the secretary, the executive director, the immediate past president, and the faculty representative. Terms of executive officers are three years. Officers are elected from and by the GVSU Alumni Association Board of Directors membership. For nomination and election to the Executive Committee as an officer, the person must have served on the Association Board for a minimum of two years.

Awards/Nominating Committee
Chair: Michael Tappy, '78

The purpose of the Awards/Nominating Committee is to coordinate with Alumni Relations staff to oversee the nomination, selection and administration of annual Alumni Association Awards, and evaluate and propose potential GVSU Alumni Association Board members for consideration by the board.

Liaison Committee
Chair: Tim Bulson, '09
Chair: Chris Woodruff, '98

The purpose of the Liaison committee is to strengthen ties, increase communication and establish working relationships within and among university constituencies.

Fundraising Committee
Chair: Don Paton, '67
Chair: Clay Grueber, '05

The purpose of the Fundraising Committee is to support the Alumni Association and university strategic plans in financially supporting Grand Valley by helping to plan fundraising events, making asks when comfortable, and providing connections from Alumni Relations to potential donors.

Golf Outing Committee (ad hoc)
Chair: Kevin Schafer, '98

The golf outing committee is responsible for planning, coordination of outing-day logistics, recruitment of golfers and sponsorships.