UTSA Alumni Association

An Open Letter for Board Nominations

Thank you for your interest in the UTSA Alumni Association. To serve on the UTSA Alumni Association Board, one must be an active LIFE member, in good standing with the association, and a graduate of UTSA. If you are interested in serving on the board, please submit your name to the chair of the Nominations and Awards Committee through this online application.

The Nominations and Awards Committee considers all who are nominated for board positions and submits a slate to the Board thirty days prior to the election, which occurs in Spring.

This working Board meets quarterly. Members are expected to serve on committees, volunteer for association activities and events, and be actively involved in UTSA programs. A detailed outline of Board member responsibilities can be found on the last page of this application. Please review the responsibilities carefully and assess your ability to fulfill them.

Governance and Purpose. The Association is incorporated as a charitable organization under the Texas Non-Profit Corporation Act. It is qualified as a tax-exempt organization under Section 501 (c)(3) of the United States Internal Revenue Code of 1986. The Association is a membership organization that provides services, programs, and events to involve alumni, support the educational activities of UTSA, and support policies generally favorable to higher education. Our programs are designed to connect and build relationships between alumni, current students, the UTSA Alumni Association and UTSA. The Association provides scholarships for UTSA students who demonstrate scholastic promise and participate in community activities.

In its Articles of Incorporation, all authority of the Association, its governance and management, is vested in the Board of Directors. The Board of Directors is composed of up to thirty elected directors and no less than 21.

Election Time. The election of directors takes place at the regular spring meeting of the Board. Each director serves a three-year term unless elected to fill a vacant position. Terms normally begin with the fiscal year on September 1 and end on August 31st, three years later or when successors are installed.

Terms of Service. A director’s consecutive service on the Board is limited to the longer of two terms or portions thereof, or six consecutive fiscal years. After absence from the Board for a minimum of four consecutive fiscal years following such maximum period of service, any former director shall be prospectively eligible for election or appointment to the Board.

Sincerely,

Laura Murray
Associate V.P. of Alumni Relations