Apply to Join the Alumni Board

Applications to join the Macalester College Alumni Board are open through January 31, 2021. The Alumni Board is currently accepting applications for four open positions. You may apply for one of these open positions by completing the application here: click here for the application form.

The ideal Alumni Board member enjoys connecting with the Macalester community, maintains alumni connections, has ideas for community building and engagement, and brings ideas and skills that they would enjoy using to advance the mission of the Alumni Board. Applications for the Alumni Board are a highly competitive process, with over 50 alumni applying for 7 open positions in 2020. The Nominations Committee considers a wide range of elements in selecting new members. This includes the current composition of the Alumni Board; representation of class years, race and ethnicity, citizenship, gender identity, sexual orientation, geography, student activities, and community engagement; and skills and areas of expertise.

Questions? Please contact Katie Ladas, Assistant Vice President, Engagement, kladas@macalester.edu or 651-696-6315.

What Current Board Members Say about the Alumni Board

“Working on the Alumni Board keeps me connected to a community committed to Macalester’s values.”

“Great foundational board experience for folks who wish to be part of a nonprofit board.”

“Learning leadership and communication skills. General board experience helps take the mystery out of being on a board, and hopefully could be a stepping stone for someone who is interested in volunteering through boards in other areas.”

“I love meeting new Macalester alumni that graduated before and after me. I realize that our experiences were very similar, and we have similar baselines because of our shared connection to Macalester. I would not have had the opportunity to get to know so many alumni outside the years that I was at Macalester if it wasn’t for the Alumni Board. Being part of this community of alumni is what I have valued most.”