Join the CEHD Alumni Society Board

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

Applications to join the board for 2025 will open in early spring in 2025. Terms last three years, starting July 1. Please fill out this form to be notified when applications open.

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 College.

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Time commitment

In general, the time commitment is approximately 3-5 hours a month. All board members are expected to serve on a committee (engagement, international relations, student relations, or university relations) in addition to their board service. Board meetings take place (hybrid format) on the second Wednesday every other month in the evening, and committees are expected to meet separately. Board members are encouraged to attend the board’s annual planning retreat held in the late summer, as well as other CEHD events throughout the year. Members serve a three-year term (July 1, 2024 through June 30, 2027) and are eligible to serve two consecutive terms. Board members do not need to live locally to participate.

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.

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