CSE Alumni Society Board

Alumni Society Board members serve in an advisory role to the dean on matters concerning CSE alumni. The board also helps CSE staff to develop and organize a wide variety of opportunities that connect alumni to each other and to current students.

The application process to join the CSE Alumni Society Board beginning in September 2022 is now open! Complete the CSE Alumni Society Board candidate application form, and send a copy of your resume to Joelle Larson at jblarson@umn.edu by June 3, 2022. See application criteria and a list of responsibilities below.

The CSE Alumni Society Board is a working board and is separate from the Dean’s Advisory Board. This application form is for membership to the CSE Alumni Society Board only. The CSE Alumni Society Board represents more than 75,000 living CSE alumni and organizes and hosts a number of activities throughout the year, including an award-winning mentor program, social and educational events for students and alumni, events showcasing alumni-owned businesses and honoring outstanding alumni, and more!

Qualifications and time commitment

  • Graduates, faculty, former students, or friends of the College of Science and Engineering who are actively engaged with the college are eligible to apply. 
  • All members are asked to make a yearly financial gift to the college in an amount that is personally meaningful to them.
  • Participation requires approximately three to five hours per month, including attending board meetings three times a year, serving on at least one board committee, and volunteering to assist at board and college alumni events.
  • Board members serve a three-year term and are eligible to serve two consecutive terms.

Primary duties

  • Understand the mission of the CSE Alumni Society and represent the society to alumni and the general public.
  • Attend CSE Alumni Society Board meetings.
  • Attend and volunteer at society-sponsored events throughout the year.
  • Assist with the activity planning and decision-making of the board.
  • Chair, co-chair, or serve on at least one of the board’s committees. Carry out the duties necessary for the progress of that committee.
  • Serve as an advocate for the college and the University during legislative sessions.
  • Recommend candidates to serve as at-large board members to the board’s nominating committee.

Benefits

  • Lifelong connection with the college and university.
  • Service to students and alumni.
  • On-campus board meetings with complimentary dinner and parking (subject to public health guidelines concerning in-person gatherings).
  • Admission to various educational and social events.
  • A chance to share your passions and interests with the CSE alumni community.
  • Development of leadership and event planning skills.
  • Expanding your network of professional contacts.