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 firstname.lastname@example.org or call 800-588-9541.
Chair: David Tarnow, '04
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.
Chair: Michael Tappy, '78
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.
Chair: Tim Bulson, '09
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.
Chair: Catherine Lazarock, '96
The purpose of the Liaison committee is to strengthen ties, increase communication and establish working relationships within and among university constituencies.
Chair: Dave Radel, '02
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.