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Alumni Board Interest

Alumni Board Membership

This page outlines the requirements, expectations, and additional information for Ferris State University alumni interested in serving as members of the FSUAA Board. If you would like to apply for board membership, please review all the information on this page carefully before completing the interest form below.

FSUAA Board Requirements

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The FSUAA Board serves in an advisory capacity to the Office of Alumni Relations in support of alumni programs and activities that further the strategic plan of Ferris State University. The Board provides insight, resources, influence, skills, and connections to further the mission of the Alumni Association and achievement of strategic priorities. Board members will promote Ferris State within their networks, as appropriate, and will demonstrate a commitment to philanthropic engagement by annually contributing to the University. 

Members may serve up to two consecutive terms. Terms are three-year periods which will run parallel to the academic calendar year.


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All FSUAA Board members must serve on at least one committee. Members will serve on a committee for one full academic calendar year at a time and may move to a different committee after each year, if desired. The standing FSUAA Committees and their descriptions are outlined below. 

Each committee independently develops goals and project activities to aid and advance Ferris State University. Committees will regularly report on their efforts to the full FSUAA Board. 

Member Responsibilities

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Alumni Board Members are expected to: 

  1. Attend all FSUAA Board meetings.
    1. If absences are unavoidable, communicate the necessary absence to the Executive Director of Alumni Relations and Annual Giving, other Alumni Relations staff regularly working in support of the Board, or the FSUAA Board President. 
  2. Serve on at least one FSUAA Board committee, offering meaningful contributions to the committee's work and attending committee meetings. 
  3. Participate in at least one student or alumni engagement experience. 
  4. Contribute financially to Ferris State University. 

Application and Selection Process


Apply for FSUAA Board Membership

  1. Applications must be submitted before April 15 to be considered for board membership during the following academic year (July 1 - June 30).
    1. Applications submitted after the April 15 deadline will be considered for future terms beyond the following academic year. 
  2. A member of the FSUAA board will contact you to discuss your interest and provide further details. 
  3. The active board will review and vote on membership applicants during a summer meeting before the beginning of the next academic year.
  4. The board will notify applicants of their selection via email and applicants will review, sign, and return the 'Board Member Responsibilities and Expectations' form. 
  5. New board member terms begin on July 1 and include an onboarding session before the Fall FSUAA board meeting.