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Meet the Emory Alumni Board

The Emory Alumni Board (EAB) is an advisory body with working committees that represent the voice of Emory's 153,000 alumni. EAB members develop policy and oversee the activities of the Emory Alumni Association (EAA).

The EAB consists of 30 to 35 alumni members, representing all the schools and units, affinity groups, and regions that constitute Emory's alumni population. Its committees include Advancement and Alumni Engagement, Awards and Traditions, and Nominating and Governance.

Mission

To provide a representative alumni body that will advise the Office of Alumni and Constituent Engagement (ACE) and facilitate the successful advancement of its mission.

Vision

To actively engage the ACE staff, university president, and trustees in fulfillment of Emory's vision to be a "destination university internationally recognized as an inquiry-driven, ethically engaged, and diverse community, whose members work collaboratively for positive transformation in the world through courageous leadership in teaching, research, scholarship, health care, and social action."

About EAB Committees

The EAB is divided into three functional committees, each responsible for a different core to the mission of the Office of Alumni and Constituent Engagement and the EAA.

Advancement and Alumni Engagement (AAE)

The AAE Committee is the primary advising group of the EAB to the Office of Alumni Constituent Engagement (ACE). Committee members are knowledgeable of ACE programs, activities, and benefits, as well as engagement goals and metrics.  This committee advises the office on setting priorities and policies to advance the mission of ACE. In addition, the committee is responsible for selecting recipients of the EAB Leadership Scholarship.

Awards and Traditions

The Awards Committee is responsible for selection of recipients of major alumni awards: Community Impact, Emory Medal, Golden Heart, and Turman Alumni Service. In addition, committee members encourage nomination submissions from among their own networks. The committee will advise on the programs deemed signature traditions (Homecoming/reunions, Founders Day, Candlelight Crossover, etc.) to ensure appropriate prominence in the Emory student and alumni experience.

Nominating and Governance

The Nominating Committee is charged with selecting Emory Alumni Board members, the review and recommendation of alumni candidates for the Emory Board of Trustees, and 40 Under Forty as a component of the leadership pipeline. Committee members are versed in the characteristics of effective volunteer leaders, and in the opportunities to engage and cultivate alumni to ensure a healthy and long-term leadership pipeline.

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Would you like more information about the Emory Alumni Board?

Please contact eab@emory.edu.