Governance Committee

The purpose of the Governance Committee is to oversee the operations of the Board in meeting the mission, goals, and objectives of the Association. This Committee shall:

  • Identify opportunities to strengthen and evolve the Board’s effectiveness, capacity, composition and ability to lead the organization into the future
  • Evaluate the effectiveness of the body, its committees, and individual Directors by overseeing the Board assessment process for current Board Directors and outgoing Board Directors, and make recommendations to the Board as required
  • Implement annual goals and initiatives identified as being a priority or priorities of the University, Alumni Association and Executive Committee
  • Regularly review the Ohio Wesleyan Alumni Association Mission and Bylaws.

Board Development Committee

The purpose of the Board Development Committee shall be to oversee the identification, recruitment, orientation, training, and retention of Board members for the Association. This Committee shall:

  • Review the composition, characteristics, size and structure of the Board, and ensure the Board reflects the demographics of the community served and provides the particular talents needed to accomplish its mission and goals;
  • Oversee the identification, recruitment, and selection process for the Trustees as “Alumni Association Trustees” & directors/representatives to serve as Officers of the Association and Board.
  • Conduct the orientation of newly elected Directors, Representatives, and ex offici Representatives, prior to their first Board meeting.
  • Ensure all Directors and Representatives are working to meet their individual roles and responsibilities in advancing the Alumni Association’s priorities
  •  Foster initiatives aimed at enhancing the leadership, development, and engagement of past, current, and future Alumni Board Directors in their involvement with the Alumni Association and the University.

Alumni Recognition Committee

The Alumni Recognition Committee’s main purpose is to identify, nominate, research, and select honorees for the Distinguished Achievement Citation (“DAC”), Alumni Awards, Honorary Alumni status, Special Awards and Young Alumni Awards, and to assist the Alumni Office in publicizing and bestowing the awards. These awards are given during Alumni Weekend during the Celebrating Ohio Wesleyan ceremony.

Alumni Engagement Committee

The purpose of the Alumni Engagement Committee shall be to support the Alumni Engagement Office, affinity organizations, and volunteers. Activities may include the following:

  • Assist in the development, implementation, and review of alumni programming.
  • Promote opportunities for alumni engagement regionally, virtually, and/or on campus.
  • Support the recruitment, training, and development of volunteers and assistance tovolunteers and affinity organizations.
  • Serve as a liaison between the Board and affinity organizations.

Student/Young Alumni Relations Committee

The purpose of the Student/Alumni Engagement Committee is to enhance the student
experience and cultivate future alumni leadership. Activities may include the following:

  • The purpose of the Student/Young Alumni Engagement Committee is to enhance the student experience to young alumni experience and cultivate future alumni leadership. Activities may include the following:

  • Serve as a connection between alumni and student community
  • Assist in the development and implementation of programs to introduce current
    students to the alumni community and support efforts that provide student mentorship and career development.
  • Support programs and initiatives that aim to increase the engagement and connection of young alumni with each other and Ohio Wesleyan.
  • Conduct the nomination process of appointing a graduating class representative for
    appointment to the next fiscal year to the Board.

Advancement Committee

The purpose of the Advancement Committee shall be to collaborate with the University
Advancement Office to promote philanthropic giving to the University. Activities
may include the following:

  • Encouraging alumni and volunteers to give to the Ohio Wesleyan fund.
  • Fostering relationships and showing appreciation to current donors.
  • Identifying and cultivating relationships with potential donors.
  • Providing outreach and support to annual giving volunteers.