The Alumni Association Board of Directors (AAB) serves as a liaison between alumni and our administration and staff to provide input on alumni activities, such as Reunion, Homecoming, and the travel program, oversee chapter programming and lead alumni in honoring the achievements of fellow alumni.
As a reflection of the alumni body, the board provides the college with insights into alumni sentiment on various issues concerning the college. The work of the board is primarily engagement, not policy-making, advisory or governance. The work translates into three main initiatives: Hometown Connections, Davidson Career Advisor Network (DCAN+), and Alumni of Color Engagement (ACE). Read more about each initiative.
The board is charged with the important task of nominating alumni candidates to run for seats on the College's Board of Trustees as well as for AAB president. Of the 48 trustees of the college, eight are elected by the college's alumni - a privilege few colleges offer. Taking into account that the president and the president-elect also sit on the Board of Trustees, Davidson alumni elect more than 20 percent of all trustees.
The board president and vice-presidents also are elected annually by alumni. By voting, alumni become involved in the decisions that affect the life of the college and the experiences of both current students and fellow alumni. They join a collective voice to shape the future of Davidson.