Alumni & Friends The Alumni Association

Preamble:

This document has been prepared in conjunction with the Constitution of the Alumni Association and as such it is governed by its articles.

Article III: Governance

The Alumni Association shall have the following governing entities:

  1. The Alumni Association Board (AAB)
  2. The Executive Committees of alumni Chapters

Section 1: The Alumni Association Board

The AAB shall be a self-perpetuating governing entity.

The AAB shall consist of:

  • President of AAB
  • Vice President of AAB
  • Secretary/ Treasurer of AAB
  • Presidents/ Representatives of Chapters
  • Alumni Relations Officer as an ex-officio member without vote.

The term of office of elected members shall be for 3 years with a limit of 2 consecutive terms. At least a 1-year hiatus from the AAB is required before regaining eligibility to serve again.

  • All AAB elected members are required to be graduates of AJCW, BCW, BUC or LAU.
  • All AAB members are expected to attend the annual meetings.
  • A Steering Committee shall be composed of the President, Vice President and Secretary/ Treasurer.
  • Only candidates who have served in officers positions on chapters may run for officer on the Steering Committee of the AAB. Two terms to run for President and one term for Vice President and Secretary/Treasurer. 

The role of the Transitional Committee of the AAB will consist of the following duties:

  • To help the Alumni Relations Office organize the elections of all the Chapters.
  • To evaluate the Progress Reports of the Chapters, together with the Alumni Relations Office and make recommendations accordingly.
  • To assist the Alumni Relations Office in preparing for the first AAB elections to be held before the end of Fiscal Year 2006 – 2007, whereby the President would be elected for three years, the Vice President for 2 years and the Secretary for 1 year, to ensure continuity.
  • To help and assist the Alumni Relations Office with alumni matters whenever needed.
  • To prepare and organize the annual meeting in July 2007 for the AAB.

Section 2: The Duties of the AAB

  • To oversee the Alumni Association activities and make sure that it is set for reaching its goals.
  • To make appropriate recommendations to the University concerning the welfare of alumni.
  • To make recommendations to the Administration concerning the yearly renewal of Chapters’ recognition.
  • To recommend appropriate amendments to the Constitution and Bylaws of the Alumni Association.
  • To give the recommendations to the Director of Alumni Relations who will take them up with the Vice President for Advancement and the President of LAU.

Section 3:

A. The Elective Body:

  • The Steering Committee of the AAB shall be elected by alumni who are currently serving or have previously served on an Executive Committee of an Alumni Chapter.

B. The qualifications of the Steering Committee Officers:

  • To be a graduate of AJCW, BCW, BUC or LAU.
  • To be currently serving or have previously served on an Executive Committee of Alumni Chapters.
  • To be a resident of Lebanon.

C. Duties of the Steering Committee of the AAB

  • To assist the Alumni Relations Office in organizing the elections of Chapters.
  • To evaluate the Progress Reports of the Chapters, together with the Alumni Relations Office and make recommendations accordingly.
  • To assist the Alumni Relations Office in preparing for the AAB elections that will be held before the end of each fiscal year to replace the outgoing officers.
  • To help and assist the Alumni Relations Office with alumni matters whenever needed.
  • To meet quarterly.
  • To prepare for and organize the annual meeting in July for the AAB.

Section 4: The Duties of the President of the AAB

  • To chair the AAB and preside at its meetings.
  • To represent the Alumni Association on the Board of International Advisors.
  • To call for meetings of the Steering Committee and AAB.
  • To represent the alumni community in events upon the request of and in collaboration with the Alumni Relations Office.

Section 5: Duties of the Vice President of the AAB

  • To Chair the meetings of the AAB in the absence of the President.
  • To represent the President of in the duties and events when needed.
  • To assume the duties of the office and complete the balance of the current President's term, in the event of a vacancy in the office of the President.

Section 6: The Duties of the Secretary/Treasurer

  • To minute meetings, and communicate the approved minutes.
  • To prepare in collaboration with the Alumni Relations Office the Quarterly Progress Reports to be transmitted to all members of the AAB.
  • To be responsible for holding the accounts of the AAB.

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