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To promote the excellence, distinction and uniqueness of the University of Wyoming to the people of the state, the nation, and the world and to foster a spirit of loyalty and community among its alumni, students, and friends today, tomorrow, and forever.




Message from the President

Notification of UW Alumni Association Amended Bylaws January 2015
We invite all UWAA members to read and participate.
Ballot Available on January 6, 2015

 

Fellow alumni, we are half way through our 120th year of service to alumni and students and I am pleased that more alumni are becoming members of the Association each day. We are moving towards our goal of 20,000 members by June 30, 2015. UWAA membership is meaningful and never more so than when you have the opportunity to participate in significant decisions that advance the Association. In March, we shared with you a governance model restructure plan designed to strengthen the governance function and expand outreach to our alumni throughout the world. This initiative was an outcome of the comprehensive strategic planning process begun in April 2013 and completed in September 2014.

In summary, at the September 2014 board meeting, the board approved the adoption of a new governance model that would: 

  • Reduce the size of the fiduciary governing board to seventeen (17) directors.
  • Qualify and select a diverse board of directors based on governing ability to help the Association accomplish our strategic goals. Our Association members will continue to vote on the slate of new directors each year.
  • Establish a Brown and Gold Alumni Council, populated with enthusiastic UW alumni volunteers, to support the Association and its programs in matters relating to, but not limited to, alumni outreach, membership marketing, revenue generation, student recruitment, and connection with alumni networks, chapters and other constituencies.
  • Transition from the current model to the new model over the next two years with full implementation on July 1, 2016.  Directors elected under the previous model will continue to serve out their terms until they expire.


We expect to realize benefits in board efficiency, communication, training, operation and committee function positioning the board to continue to advance the Association and our service to alumni.While the governing board will be smaller than our current size of over forty members and not include board members from every Wyoming county, we recognize the importance to our organization for geographical representation being a factor in selecting UWAA leadership. Therefore, we will retain the unique local and regional benefits of a geographical model (similar to the model by which the board is currently populated) through the formation of the Brown and Gold Alumni Council.  

This letter constitutes an official notification of this proposed change. This change requires amending our Bylaws. Therefore, we are requesting your participation in this process and have put forth the Bylaws, as amended, for your review and vote. I encourage you to review the following materials and cast your vote by January 30, 2015:

  1. Summary of the key Bylaw amendments
  2. Full version of the BYLAWS
  3. Vote here beginning January 6, 2015


If approved by 2/3 vote of the voting members casting votes, the bylaws will be officially amended and we will proceed with implementation of the restructured governance model.

If you have any comments or questions regarding this proposed change to share with the board, please email uwaapres@uwyo.edu and one of our board members or staff members will respond to you promptly. Thank you in advance for your participation in this process. 

 

Sincerely,
Jennifer Nevins (B.S.P. ’76)
President

 

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