Summer 2016 Issue

William & Mary Alumni Association Board Notes

Advancement Staff

The summer meeting of the William & Mary Alumni Association Board of Directors was held at the Fairmont Hotel, June 2-3, 2016, in Washington. D.C. On Thursday, June 2, the executive committee met to discuss the meeting details and progress against goals for the inaugural WM Weekend in Washington. The full board convened at 10 a.m. and began with approvals of consent agenda items, alumni awards, policy approvals and a report by the Executive Director. The Director for Alumni Programs and Special Events presented preliminary results of the recently completed Alumni Interest Survey, followed by activity reports by the committee chairs for Board Development, Career Connections, Chapters & Regional Initiatives, Signature Events, Communications and Finance & Investment. On Friday, the Treasurer reviewed the Association's investment portfolio and performance, and presented the proposed operating budget for FY 2017; the Board voted on nominees for the Alumni Medallion, received updates on Board giving, campaign progress, and held conversations with the Vice President for University Advancement, Matthew Lambert, and University President, Taylor Reveley on their priorities for the year and ways for the Board to help further the goals. At the conclusion of the meeting, the Board recognized departing members Tom Flesher '73, David Kelley '81, Kevin Turner '95, and Wayne Woolwine '61 for their service to the Alumni Association during their terms on the Board. Terms commenced for new members Bruce Christian '73, Pam Michael '65, Carla Moreland '81, JD '83 and Todd Norris '86. Other significant discussion and decisions were made on the following actions:

• Approved a new policy outlining the appointment of members to the Order of the White Jacket Scholarship selection committee.
• Awarded the Alumni Service Award to Carolyn H. Chrisman '78, BettyAnn Lasley '61 and Barbara Ramsey '75
• Awarded the Young Alumni Service Award to Ashley Slaff '08 and Kirsten Shiroma '05
• Approved the Coach of the Year award for head Baseball coach, Brian P. Murphy.
• Approved the Board Development Committee's recommended slate of the following alumni for the 2017 Board elections: Michele Z. Ball '78, Annamaria Desalva '90, Scott Kelsey '06, MACC '07, Dennis Liberson '78, Pamela Michael '65, Janet Osborne McNulty '85, William Richardson '74, William C. Smith '04, JD '09.
• Approved the Finance & Investment Committees recommendation to engage accounting firm, PB Mares, for tax preparation and audit services for a three-year term.
• Approved the FY17 budget as presented by the Finance & Investment committee.
• Approved a retail partner engagement strategy as presented by the Finance & Investment committee.
• Approved the awarding of the Alumni Medallion to Ted R. Dintersmith '74, Troy D. Keen '96, Fredrick B. Malvin '55, and Jeffrey B. Trammell '73.
• Approved the following slate of officers for FY17: President Cindy S. Jarboe '77, Vice President Glenn W. Crafford '74, Secretary Susan P. Manix '79, and Treasurer Christopher B. Powers '73.

The next regular meeting of the Board of Directors will be September 15-16, 2016, in Williamsburg, in conjunction with the W&M Volunteer Leadership Summit.

The Annual General Membership Meeting of the Association was held on Thursday, June 2, at 4:30 p.m., in the Kennedy Ballroom of the Fairmont Hotel in Washington, D.C. At the meeting, Association President, Cindy Jarboe, and Executive Director, Marilyn Midyette, gave a Year-in-Review presentation highlighting the alumni engagement efforts of the Association, the Association's funding model, plans for the Alumni House expansion and the Association's campaign goals and monetary targets for the sustainment of those goals. The meeting adjourned at 5:00 p.m.

To nominate someone deserving for the Alumni Association Board of Directors please visit the Board of Director's page on Nominations are accepted all year long but must be received by December 31, 2016 to be considered for the next election year.