Alumni Forum

To create and reinforce lifelong intellectual, professional, and personal connections among its members, to serve the community and to strengthen the link between the alumni and their college.

 

Alumni Committees

SOCIAL EVENTS COMMITTEE 

The Social Events Committee is to ensure that diverse and effective programs, activities, and events are developed to strengthen KAC Alumni affiliation, and community spirit.

Goals

• To support efforts of the school to keep alumni informed.

• To provide a venue for the exchange of ideas between alumni and the school.

• To provide ways for alumni to network and meet each other in their communities.

• To plan and host regional events that strengthen alumni ties.

• To renew friendships developed at the school.

• To encourage participation in the annual fund and capital campaigns.

Composition:

The Social Events Committee will be supervised by the Alumni Association Board and is composed of:

• Interested alumni members.

• Sub committees per event, or activity when and as needed.

• Advisor (preferably a board member)

• other officers to network with the other committees.

Responsibilities:

• Preparing the annual calendar of functions/events

• Monitoring the activities to ensure synchronization with alumni vision and mission.

• Planning and coordinating approved functions/events

• Developing database to track invitations and attendance for each event

• Have a feedback from alumni/ students to put efforts in specific areas (through events)

• Evaluate events.

• Networks with other committees and the school’s communication department to ensure the marketing and advertising of the events

OUTREACH COMMITTEE

The Outreach Committee cultivates connections between alumni, current students, faculty, and the greater school community through a number of programs developed to enrich a sense of civic responsibility, Spiritual responsibillity and encourage a professional interaction.

 Goals

• To provide career guidance.

• To provide a venue for the exchange experiences and learning.

• To provide ways for alumni to network and establish mentorship programs.

• To encourage civic awareness.

Composition:

The Outreach & Career Guidance Committee will be supervised by the Alumni Association Board and is composed of:

• Interested alumni members.

• Sub committees per event, or activity when and as needed.

• Advisor (preferably a board member)

• other officers to network with the other committees.

Responsibilities:

• Prepare a database of dedicated active successful alumni

• Identify topics of interest to potential graduates.

• Locate and contact potential speakers.

• Prepare a calendar of activities and events.

• Organize a career guidance day.

• Investigate and encourage alumni to develop internships and hire fellow alumni and students.

• Identify professional development opportunities for current students and alumni.

• Serve on career panels and related events for current students.

• Promote and participate in the school’s career guidance day to allow students to contact selective alumni for suggestions and guidance in their employment search.

• Help develop communication strategies for encouraging alumni to maintain current profiles in the online alumni directory.

MEMBERSHIP COMMITTEE

To assist in recruiting and renewing members.

Goals:

Find the support and resources to plan and execute a strategy devoted to membership marketing.

Composition:

• The committee is composed of at least one representative from the board and class representatives.

• The committee should have a chairman, chapter coordinators, and class representatives.

• The committee should have at least one representative from every class.

• Subcommittees or chapters to span 5 or 10 years (as to be decided by the main committee)

• Each chapter will have one coordinator who will report directly to the Committee chairman.

• Chairman should share upfront and explain the responsibilities and time commitment entailed in serving on the Committee.

Functions:

• Contact prospective members by phone or email to invite them to join ISCAA.

• Contact all new active members personally by phone or email to welcome them to ISCAA and invite them to the next meeting.

• Respond to disgruntled members’ calls and solicit feedback for improvement.

• Contact delinquent members prior to cancellation and encourage them to renew.

• Greet and introduce new members and prospective members at Chapter meetings.

• Host membership open house/meeting for prospective members.

• Host and lead new member receptions / orientations at Annual and/or Chapter Meetings. Serve as greeters and facilitators at new member orientations.

• Plan and implement an annual member-get-a-member campaign

Suggested Plan of action:

• Provide Training and Orientation: communicate the goals and objectives of the Committee upfront

• Establish/Develop/Revise and implement the goals of Membership Recruitment and Retention Plan

• Determine and respond to members’ needs

• Conduct needs assessment

• Conduct member and non-member focus groups

• Develop and review satisfaction surveys. Determine and implement new ways to increase member satisfaction.

• Contact lapsed members to evaluate and respond to needs not being met by the Chapter.

• Identify new member benefits and services that are needed based on member feedback collected, as well as enhancements to existing member benefits.

• Determine and implement methods to recognize and reward members

• Determine and implement methods to involve members in Chapter committees, programs, and activities.