Terms, Vacancies, and Elections

Terms

The Directors are elected to six-year terms. Officers are elected to two-year terms in their respective offices. The immediate past president serves an additional two years, if his or her six year term has ended. Officers The Officers of the Association shall be a President, a Vice President, a Treasurer, and a Secretary; who together with sixteen to eighteen (16-18) other members constitute a Board of Directors.

Officers of the Board of Directors shall be elected each two (2) years at the regular biennial meeting of the Alumni Association (held each even numbered year) and shall serve for a period of two (2) years or until their successors are elected. They shall assume their office at the conclusion of the biennial meeting.

Make-up of the Board

Two (2) of the twenty to twenty-two (20-22) member Board of Directors shall be undergraduate or graduate students selected in a manner determined by the Michigan Tech Student Foundation (MTSF). Each year, one student shall be selected for a two-year term. One member (1) of the Board of Directors shall be a representative from the Michigan Tech Fund Board of Trustees, chosen in a manner determined by that organization. One member (1) of the Board of Directors shall be a Michigan Technological University faculty member, selected by the Provost of the University.The Board of Directors shall be in executive charge of all matters pertaining to the Association. Their duties shall be those regularly pertaining to these offices.

Vacancies

Vacancies on the Board of Directors shall be filled by the remaining members.

Elections

Solicitations of candidates for Directors shall be made through Alumni Association publications and local chapters. Solicitations shall be sent out 120 days prior to the regular Board of Directors' winter meeting in even numbered years.

Applications from candidates must be made in writing and presented to the Alumni Association 60 days prior to the Board of Directors' winter meeting in the even numbered years.

Nominations for Directors and Officers shall be made by the Governance Committee.

A slate of nominees for Directors and Officers shall be presented by the Governance Committee to the Board of Directors for approval at the regular winter Board meeting in the even numbered years. Six (6) members of the Board of Directors shall be elected each two (2) years for a term of six (6) years at the biennial meeting of the Association held each even numbered year.

The new Directors and Officers shall be presented and assume their offices at the conclusion of the biennial meeting. All new Directors shall receive an orientation as to the mission, structure, and operation of the Alumni Association.

The next cycle of Board of Director nominations ends December 1, in odd number years. All nominations will be considered and elections conducted by the Board at  their next scheduled meeting. Elected Directors will begin their six-year terms in January of the following year .