Committees are the backbone of the UNLV Alumni Association. They meet regularly (usually four to six times per year) to discuss policy and procedures and to implement the association's goals and objectives. The committees are:
Chair: Vacant Staff: Amy Bouchard
The Advocacy Committee is established to serve as a resource to the board and staff, for promoting the interests of UNLV and UNLV alumni and persuading policy-makers and decision-makers to support the cause. This committee listens to proposed opportunities for advocacy and determines the proper course of action to present for approval by the Board. This Committee will meet as necessary during a fiscal year.
Alumni Outreach Committee
Chair: Rob Nickels Staff: Blake Douglas
The Alumni Outreach Committee is charged with strengthening alumni engagement with its communities, UNLV, and students/parents. This Committee serves as a liaison to various university organizations, collaborates with university organizations on variety of projects aimed to increase student involvement with the Alumni Association, and collaborates with Admissions to assist with recruitment to top notch prospective students to UNLV. This Committee wil meet a minimum of four times during a fiscal year.
Bylaws Ad Hoc Committee
Chair: Gina Bongiovi Staff: Amy Bouchard
The Bylaws Committee is an ad hoc committee called upon to maintain and interpret the Alumni Association’s bylaws and provided recommendations on changes, as needed. This Committee will also review and advise on chapter bylaws. This Committee will meet a minimum of once during the fiscal year.
Chair: Ken Bahl Staff: Amy Bouchard
The Board Development Committee is charged with nominating new directors for election to the Alumni Association Board of Directors. The members of this Committee regularly review and evaluate the involvement of the current Directors of the Board and recommend members for reappointment. The committee also reviews the qualifications of potential Board members and recommends individuals to join as new Directors. This Committee will meet a minimum of two times during a fiscal year.
Chapters and Clubs Committee
Chair: Michael Amato-von Hemert Staff: Jessica Impallaria
The Chapters & Clubs committee will prepare policies and make recommendations to the board concerning chapter and club development, recognition, operation and termination, including chapter member qualifications and requirements. This committee will meet four to six times during a fiscal year.
Chair: Kathy Dyke Staff: Missy Arendash
The Events Committee assists the Assocation staff with the planning and production of programmatic activities and special events, including the Association’s annual homecoming activities, dinners, membership events, and similar activities. The members also advise the staff on community issues and program marketing. This Committee will meet a minimum of two times during a fiscal year.
Chair: Patrick Smith Staff: Nicole Cara
The Executive Committee is established to supervise and manage the operations and affairs of the UNLV Alumni Association. Except to the extent limited by resolution of the board of directors, the Board delegates to the Executive Committee all of the power of the Board whenever the Board is not in session. The committee will present a report of actions taken at every meeting of the Board. This Committee will meet a minimum of four times during a fiscal year.
Chair: Deanna Burgess Staff: Various
The Finance Committee works with auditors, accountants, and the university's financial aid office to ensure that the financial goals and objectives of the Alumni Association are met. The Committee establishes and recommends the criteria for awarding Alumni Association Scholarships and reports regularly to the Board on the status of the scholarship program. The Committee yearly revisists the invesment portfolio with the financial advisor. This Committee will meet a minimum of twice during the fiscal year.
Membership Marketing Committee
Chair: Mark Wiley Staff: Amy Bouchard and Blake Douglas
The Membership Marketing Committee is established to encourage and lead director participation in the membership work of the Association. It will provide advice on membership acquisition and retention strategies and participate in the identification and solicitation of prospective members for the Association’s various membership programs. This committee will also work closely with the directors to implement the affinity partnerships and benefit partnerships programs. This Committee will meet a minimum of four times during a fiscal year.
Rebel Business Network Committee
Chair: Julie Samuelson Staff: Jim Ratigan and Amy Bouchard
The Rebel Business Network Committee exists to connect alumni with fellow Rebels in the business community. It will provide leadership in planning events and programs for alumni, including, networking mixers and luncheons, Hire a Rebel program, and the business directory. This Committee will meet a minimum of four times during a fiscal year.
Special Ad Hoc Committees and Task Forces
From time to time, the Association will establish committees that have a special - often short-term - purpose. Currently, the Association has two such committees - the Finance Sub-Committee and the Past Presidents Committee, which meet only as necessary.
Chair: Paul Moradkhan Staff: Blake Douglas
The Sponsorship Committee's goal is to create and grow funding partners so that the Alumni Association can effectively fulfill its mission and serve its membership. Such activity includes leading the recruitment and retention of sponsors and other sources of income, including business sponsors, major gifts, services, public/private grants, individual donations, etc. This Committee will meet a minimum of twice during the fiscal year.