About the Board

The Alumni Advisory Board will provide advice and guidance on alumni engagement strategy to Nazareth’s Alumni Engagement staff.


To celebrate, engage, enrich, and continue a lifelong connection with Nazareth University.


Alumni will discover and act upon the power to make a difference in Nazareth’s future.


Membership in the Alumni Association consists of all persons who have earned an undergraduate or graduate degree from Nazareth University. Additionally, those who have earned the equivalent of one academic year as students of Nazareth University will be considered members of the Alumni Association.


New Members

Nazareth’s Office of Alumni Engagement will annually publish requests for alumni, faculty and staff to submit the names of interested and qualified individuals for consideration for vacant posts on the Alumni Advisory Board.

As the representative body of the Alumni Association, the Advisory Board’s membership should reflect the diversity of our alumni population. As such, the Board should include members from at least five different decades, and a diversity of identities, including, but not limited to: race, ethnicity, religion, gender, and sexual orientation, ability. Additionally, membership should also represent diversity in occupation, fields, and professional affiliations. The ideal candidate for the Board will have demonstrated involvement in the college, a creative and visionary mindset and the ability to fulfill the duties and expectations of the Board. 

The Membership Committee will review and approve interested and qualified candidates to serve on the Executive Committee. A member of the Alumni Engagement staff, along with the Chair, will review and appoint members for the Alumni Advisory Board at large.

Duties & Expectations

It is the expectation that members of the Advisory Board will:

  • Attend regular meetings.
  • Participate actively on a standing committee or as an officer.
  • Contribute to the Nazareth Annual Fund. 
  • Assist in the identification and recruitment of potential board members.
  • Attend and be visible at campus events when possible.
  • Identify and help cultivate alumni to be engaged with the college.
  • Keep informed of institutional news. 
  • Serve as advocates for Nazareth University in their communities.

Chair of the Advisory Board will serve a two year term. Board members cannot serve as Chair for more than two consecutive terms.

Co-Chair of the Advisory Board will serve a two year term. Board members cannot serve as Co-Chair for more than two consecutive terms.

The Alumni Trustee will serve a three-year term and may only serve for one term. The Alumni Trustee will serve as the liaison between the Trustees and the members of the Advisory Board.

Statement of Diversity & Inclusion

We define diversity as a continuum of individual, group, and social differences, both visible and invisible. This definition compels us to confront inherent privilege, power, and marginalization to achieve equity and social justice. Diversity at Nazareth is concerned with, but not limited to: race, ethnicity, socioeconomic status, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, religious and spiritual belief, ability, national origin, veteran status, age, and those individuals with cultural characteristics that have been historically underrepresented and underserved.

Nazareth University is dedicated to inclusion, the active pursuit of conscious and sustained practices and processes that value and respect differences. This commitment to diversity and inclusion informs our curriculum, teaching, learning, scholarship, creative activities, co-curricular activities, residential life, community involvement, and support of these endeavors by the Nazareth Community.

This commitment includes:

  • engaging in a continual process of education, critical self-reflection and dialogue regarding privilege, power, and marginalization,
  • promoting greater access and inclusion through systemic and structural change, and
  • ensuring that all students, faculty, and staff reach their fullest potential individually and collectively.

This endeavor is essential in meeting the goal of preparing our students and ourselves for meaningful lives in a diverse and global society.

Learn more about Nazareth's Strategic Plan for Diversity & Inclusion >>