Board Responsibilities

If you would like to be considered for board membership, please remit the Application for Nomination to the Board of Directors. Thank you for your interest!

New members of the Alumni Board are elected based on demonstrated involvement, support, and commitment to Florida Institute of Technology and the Florida Tech Alumni Association (FTAA). By accepting this position, the member agrees to fulfill, to the best of their ability, the responsibilities and expectations associated with Board membership, which include, but are not limited to:

1. Meeting Participation

Regular meetings of the Board shall be held two (2) times each year. Active participation and engagement by all FTAA Board members is expected at each of these meetings. If you are unable to attend an Alumni Board meeting, you'll need to submit a written response related to action items on the agenda in advance of the meeting.

It is understood that failure to attend one of the two semi-annual Alumni Board meetings in-person, shall result in an automatic recommendation to the Alumni Board for consideration for termination as a Board member. Members under consideration for termination will have an opportunity to appeal.

All Board members in attendance at the Fall meeting on campus are expected to attend the Homecoming Gala unless excused by the Alumni Association President.

2. Committee/ Task Force Participation

Serve actively on at least one Alumni Board committee or task force and participate in the majority of the committee meetings held. These meetings are occasionally held in conjunction with the Alumni Board meeting, but due to time/travel restrictions, many are held by teleconference at other times throughout the year.  

3. Financial Participation

All Board members should consider becoming Panther for Life members of the FTAA. Board members are expected to be current donors to the University and shall also include a minimum contribution of $250 per calendar year exclusively to the FTAA. Members should determine if matching funds are available from their employer and initiate action to secure those funds.

4. Community Outreach

Become a representative and spokesperson in your community for the Florida Institute of Technology. This task may involve talking with prospective students, meeting with other alumni, attending local chapter events, speaking to local civic groups, etc.

5. Alumni Engagement

Assist the University and the Alumni Association in identifying, cultivating, and involving alumni in areas such as student recruitment, career networking, legislative advocacy, chapter leadership, identifying prospective donors, financial support, and more. Participate in Alumni Board-sponsored initiatives such as letter writing, campaigns, and community involvement.

6. Program Activity Awareness

Be familiar with the programs and activities sponsored, organized, and coordinated by the Office of Alumni Affairs. Participate in as many as possible.

7. Advice and Support

Serve in an advisory and advocacy capacity for the Alumni Association and provide active support of the Alumni Association through resolutions and Board advocacy.

8. Departmental Link

Serve as a liaison with the appropriate academic department to keep them informed of Alumni Association activities and to encourage the participation of faculty, staff, and college alumni. Assist with recommending candidates for the College’s Outstanding Alumni Award, presented at the annual Homecoming Gala.

9. Leadership

FTAA Board members are ambassadors for the university--so represent us well!