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Board members: roles and responsibilities

In partnership with University Advancement, the Concordia University Alumni Association (CUAA) provides support and programming tailored for alumni to benefit from and contribute to the Concordia community and its reputation.


Board members are a team of committed alumni volunteers whose mandate is to promote the interests and welfare of the university and alumni association.

The CUAA board of directors:

  • Oversees how the organization carries out its mission through long and short-range planning; 
  • Adopts an annual budget and provides fiscal oversight; 
  • Ensures the recruitment, orientation, and development of board members; 
  • Evaluates its performance and overall performance of the CUAA in achieving its mission; 
  • Adopts policies for the effective management of the organization.

Time Commitment

(minimum 4-5 hours/month)

Actively participate in:

  • at least 4 of 6 of board meetings (videoconferencing available);
  • committee meetings and related work;
  • annual general meeting;
  • orientation/onboarding program for new board members;
  • annual planning retreat;
  • alumni events.

Prepare for meetings and complete a Director's Report.

Set aside time to meet and follow-up with students and alumni, answer questions, encourage attendance at events, review social media posts, cultivate potential volunteers and donors.

Meeting schedule

Board meetings typically occur on Tuesday evenings and run from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. EST.

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