Recruiting Alumni Leaders

RUAA Board
At-large Member of the Alumni Leaders Council
University Senate

RUAA Board Nominations

The Rutgers University Alumni Association (RUAA) seeks nominations for its Board of Directors. The RUAA serves more than 486,000 alumni from all university locations and seeks to have a board that reflects the diversity of the alumni body. All candidates should have a desire to help carry out the RUAA’s mission: Advancing Rutgers University by engaging all alumni.

Membership in the RUAA is bestowed automatically upon graduation on all individuals who have earned a degree at Rutgers University or any of its predecessor schools. Any member of the RUAA is eligible to serve on the Board of Directors.

Candidates for the RUAA Board of Directors are expected to
  • represent all alumni, not just their own schools and classmates; 
  • work in partnership with the Department of Alumni Relations in the oversight, management, and operations of the RUAA; 
  • share ideas and react to proposals about how best to engage alumni in the life of the university, and promote interest among alumni in attending alumni events; 
  • reach out to friends, neighbors, colleagues, and associates to identify Rutgers alumni and encourage their involvement in the association and its chartered organizations; 
  • attend board meetings in person or by special arrangement and participate in teleconferences as needed to discuss alumni association activities; and 
  • participate regularly in alumni activities on campus, in New Jersey, or in their region.

Please review the RUAA board fact sheet for a full description of the roles and responsibilities prior to submitting a nomination.

All terms for the RUAA Board of Directors are for three years and officer roles are for two years. All members of the board will be required to comply with conflict of interest policies as stipulated by any applicable law and by university policies.

The RUAA Nominations Committee will consider only those candidates for the RUAA Board of Directors whose nomination form is complete and submitted by Friday, February 17, 2017.


The RUAA Nominations Committee is accepting applications for board officers consisting of Chair, Vice Chair, Secretary, and Treasurer.  Officers serve a single two-year term and may serve up to a total of three different officer positions.  Those interested in serving as an RUAA Board Officer should submit a letter of interest to the RUAA Nominations Committee at volunteer@ruf.rutgers.edu in addition to the nomination form. The RUAA Nominations Committee will consider only those candidates whose nomination form and letter of interest are complete and submitted by Friday, February 17, 2017. 

At-large Member of the Alumni Leaders Council

The Rutgers Alumni Leaders Council is an assembly of volunteer alumni leaders, including members of the RUAA Board, leaders of the chartered alumni organizations, at-large members, and university partners who share in the RUAA’s vision. While the council’s members are involved with the RUAA and the university in diverse ways, their membership on the council does not represent any individual group or interest, but rather serves the entire alumni body.

The council officially convenes at least once annually. The council is also responsible for ratifying the slate of RUAA Board of Directors annually.

Please review the at-large member fact sheet prior to submitting a nomination.

Nominate yourself as an at-large member of the Alumni Leaders Council. The deadline for nominations is Friday, February 17, 2017.

University Senate Nominations

Nominations are also sought for the position of alumni senator on the Rutgers University Senate. The Rutgers University Senate is the only advisory and legislative body that represents the entire community of faculty, students, staff, administrators and alumni to the Rutgers' president and boards. The University Senate sets the university calendar, regulates the relationships between the various disciplines, and advises the president and the Board of Governors on virtually every major academic and policy question affecting the Rutgers community.

There are six (6) alumni seats in the University Senate. Alumni elected to the Senate have made important contributions to the life of the university and serve on committees of the Senate, including the Executive Committee. The University Senate and its committees meet on one or two Fridays per month (the commitment varies depending on committee assignment) and terms are for three years.

Please review the full University Senate details and meeting calendar before completing the nominations form at senate.rutgers.edu.

Nominate yourself as a senator. The deadline for nominations is Friday, February 17, 2017.

All applications are reviewed by the RUAA Nominations Committee. The committee is charged with making recommendations to the RUAA board; and ensures that sound policies, practices, and monitoring mechanisms exist for managing the nominations process. They will evaluate each application individually and take into consideration passion for the institution, alignment with the RUAA’s strategic goals, representation of the alumni body, philanthropy through the Rutgers University Foundation, current and/or former involvement with the university, foundation, and/or the RUAA.

For questions on the nominations process please contact volunteer@ruf.rutgers.edu or call 848-932-2251.