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Alumni Council

Started in the fall of 2006, the UNC Kenan-Flagler Alumni Council has served and supported the Dean, the School and Alumni Relations in varied and important ways. Initially set up as an advisory council to address current, pressing issues facing the School, the Council has transformed itself into an advisory and working council.

With the transition to assigned working groups, membership can help and support the School in targeted and meaningful ways. The Council acts as an extension of UNC Kenan-Flagler Business School within the members’ cities, communities, workplace and professional network. Council members take an active role engaging and supporting the School and broader alumni community through participation in Council meetings and serving on a Council committee.

Council members serve on one of four committees.

Officers

Chapter & Volunteer Management Committee

Communications Committee

Giving Committee

New Alumni Engagement Committee

Student Engagement Committee


Roles and Duties

Mission

The UNC Kenan-Flagler Business School Alumni Council (the “Council”) acts as an extension of the UNC Kenan-Flagler Business School (the “School”) within the members’ cities, communities, workplace and professional network. Council members take an active role engaging and supporting the School and broader alumni community through participation in Council meetings and serving on a Council committee.

The Council consists of a select group of School alumni representing all degree programs. In addition, it reflects the alumni community in regards to geography, industry, diversity and years of work experience. Council members serve as ambassadors of the School by engaging and organizing alumni. So all work efforts are designed to continually increase the level of alumni engagement and support of the School and its community.

The Council works directly with the Advancement Office, all degree programs and other School departments to discuss and work on current and ongoing issues within the school. In addition to being an advisory group to Advancement and the Dean, the Council is tasked with a variety of specific responsibilities determined by the School departments and the Council.

School and Council leadership will provide productive and meaningful interaction at Council meetings and during the intervening periods. Meetings will provide a balance of social and business opportunities geared to create a continued sense of pride and a strong sense of ownership in the future direction of the School.


Become a Member

Thank you for your interest in serving on the UNC Kenan-Flagler Alumni Council. Before applying, make sure you review the above roles and duties. Please make sure you have the following ready for your application:

  1. Your contact and employment information.
  2. Person(s) who referred you to the application.
  3. Why you wish to serve on the Alumni Council.
  4. The one way you most want to see UNC Kenan-Flagler support its alumni.
  5. Description of your leadership style and the leadership roles you currently perform in your work/life.
  6. Please share with us why you make a gift to UNC Kenan-Flagler.
  7. The committee that most interests you. Review committee descriptions.

The application opens two times a year:

  • Fall Application – Opens September 1 and closes October 31
  • Spring Application – Opens February 1 and closes March 31
Once your application is received by The School, the process will be as follows:
  1. Your application will be considered by the Alumni Community team at UNC Kenan-Flagler Business School, and references will be contacted.
  2. If approved, you will be sent to the Alumni Council committee chairs for review.
  3. If approved in step 2, you will be offered a position on the Alumni Council.
  4. You can expect to be contacted by the Alumni Council by November 30t for the Fall and April 30in the spring about the status of your application.

All questions can be directed to Cherie Michaud, Assistant Director of Alumni Community, cmichaud@kenan-flagler.unc.edu.

Apply for Membership