"It shall be the purpose of the Alumni Association at all times to be of service to the University, to maintain and stimulate interest in the University, to assist in raising funds, and through the Executive Council, to serve as a consulting body on major issues and decisions affecting the University, to be of service to the alumni, and to act as liaison between the University and its alumni."
Constitution of the St Lawrence University Alumni Association
Alumni Executive Council
Service: The Alumni Executive Council is elected to serve the University as ambassadors, advocates, and leaders, promoting the University's mission and points of pride, lending a voice to the stories that demonstrate the tenets of being a Laurentian for Life, and serving as a consulting body. The Council works in partnership with the University Advancement division and other University departments to support the recruitment, engagement, and philanthropic efforts of the University through programs, communications, and special initiatives that benefit every Laurentian.
Meetings: The Council meets in person three weekends each year. Fall and winter meetings are on campus in Canton. Our annual retreat in early June (the weekend immediately following reunion) is at Canaras, the University’s conference center on Upper Saranac Lake. There is an expectation that Council members attend and be active participants at all three regularly scheduled meetings. There are also conference calls that take place throughout the year to move Council business along between meetings.
Committee Work: The Council's service to the University is primarily through committee structure. Council has five standing committees: Alumni Advancement and Engagement, Student Services, Admissions, Finance and Resources, and Membership and Honors. Each Council member takes on meaningful work for the committee on which he or she serves.
Volunteerism: The Council's membership is voluntary, but constitutes a serious and important obligation. Therefore, the Council should be viewed as taking a high priority in one's professional and personal activities.
Annual Giving: The Council may be asked to assist in the University's fund raising efforts; therefore, it is expected that members will set appropriate positive examples by financially supporting the University with an annual gift to the St. Lawrence Fund in a manner commensurate with their ability.
For more information about the Alumni Association, contact: Ed Forbes '02, President of the Alumni Executive Council, or Kim Hissong, Associate Vice President for University Advancement and staff liaison.