Join the CEHD Alumni Society Board

The CEHD Alumni Society is seeking interested candidates for open board positions for the Board of Directors. Applicants should be a CEHD graduate, faculty, former student, or friend of CEHD.

Please review the position description below to learn more. If you’re interested in applying, please fill out the CEHD Alumni Board Application by April 28, 2022 to be considered.

The CEHD Alumni Society Board of Directors is composed of dynamic leaders from around the world. Directors promote the ongoing excellence of CEHD by enlisting the support and participation of CEHD alumni. Board members volunteer their time, talent, and resources to assist in building an alumni-centered culture within the School.

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Time commitment

In general, the time commitment is approximately 3-5 hours a month. Board meetings take place one evening every other month, and committees are expected to meet separately. Board members are encouraged to attend the board’s annual planning retreat held in the late summer. Members serve a three-year term (July 1, 2022 through June 30, 2025) and are eligible to serve two consecutive terms.

Qualifications that make a good board member

  • Interest in education, human development, community engagement, leadership opportunities, and giving back to CEHD.
  • Team-oriented work style and strong interpersonal skills.
  • Willingness to ask questions and receive feedback.
  • UMAA membership is encouraged.

Board activities - what we do

  • Deepen and foster engagement among fellow alumni and friends in CEHD Alumni Society sponsored activities including events
  • Work to increase visibility of the CEHD Alumni Society to encourage engagement and elevate the prominence of CEHD alumni
  • Support CEHD and its students through Give to the Max Day activities
  • Advocate for legislation and state support for the U of M and CEHD

Benefits of joining

  • Network with alumni, students, faculty/staff, community members, and board members.
  • Increase involvement and awareness of education and human development related issues.
  • Help increase the visibility of the CEHD Alumni Society among alumni and the greater community.
  • Greater connection with the college and the university.
  • Complimentary admission to various educational and social events, including the Annual Alumni Association celebration.


  • Deadline to apply | April 28
  • Finalists are selected | May 23
  • Finalists are interviewed by Nominating Committee | May 23 – June 3
  • CEHD Alumni Society Board of Directors votes on candidates | June 17
  • New Board Members notified and announced | June 25
  • New Board Members term starts | July 1

Nominate an alum

Consider nominating an alum to apply for the CEHD Alumni Society Board of Directors. CEHD Alumni Relations staff will follow up with them directly to ask them to apply.

Submit nomination for CEHD Alumni Society board member.

If you have questions or are interested in learning more, please contact Sara Pennebecker at