The fall meeting of the Alumni Association Board of Directors was held at the Alumni House, Sept. 15-16, 2016, in Williamsburg. The executive committee convened on Sept. 15 to discuss the board meeting agenda and key discussion items. The full board then convened and began with approval of consent agenda items, followed by a report by the president of the Order of the White Jacket (OWJ) constituent group about the OWJ’s roles and mission. The executive director briefed the board on ongoing activities and upcoming significant events, followed by a presentation of the final results of the recently completed Alumni Interest Survey. The chair of the Finance and Investment Committee reported on the end-of-year financial report and introduced representatives from PB Mares, who briefed the results of the financial audit and reviewed the association’s tax filing, and representatives from Wells Fargo, who reviewed the association’s investment portfolio performance.
W&M University Advancement Vice President Matthew Lambert ’99 and the Executive Director of Leadership Gifts Lee Foster HON ’13 presented updates on the campaign and on board giving, and led a discussion about revising the board’s campaign commitment goal. President Taylor Reveley concluded the day with remarks and discussion with board members on current topics. On Sept. 16, the committee chairs gave reports on the activities of their committees and presented results of their Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities and Threats (SWOT) analyses in preparation for the board’s strategic planning session. Following the presentations, the board dedicated the remainder of the day to the development and refinement of its strategic goals for the coming three years and concluded the session outlining follow-up actions. Other significant discussion and decisions were made on the following actions:
• Approved administrative amendments to the bylaws that allowed the board election cycle and member terms to coincide with the association’s and College’s fiscal year.
• Approved the adoption of a Conflict of Interest Policy to supplement the Bylaws statement concerning conflict of interest.
• Approved the revision of the board’s campaign fundraising goal for board members from $1.5 million to $2 million dollars.
• Adopted a Values Statement reflecting strategic and lasting visions for the role and aspirations of the Alumni Association.
Alumni Association Board Election Results
The Alumni Association Election ballot closed on Nov. 6, 2016. New members will begin orientation with the board in February and begin their terms at the June board meeting.
Michele Zimmer Ball ’78
Anna-Maria DeSalva ’90
Scott Kelsey ’06, M.Acc. ’07
Dennis Liberson ’78
Pamela Brown Michael ’65
Janet McNulty Osborn ’85
William Richardson ’74
William C. Smith Jr. ’04, J.D. ’09
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