CU Denver Alumni Board

The CU Denver Alumni Board represents our diverse alumni population and its connection to the university's past, present, and future. Alumni are essential partners in creating the future of CU Denver. The Board focuses on connecting the alumni community
to one another and the university through advocacy, philanthropy, career networking, and lifelong learning.

CU Denver Alumni Board applications are considered on a rolling basis. Board terms are three years with the option to extend. Alumni may self-nominate and non-Denver residents are encouraged to apply. Submission of an application does not guarantee membership.

If you have questions about the board or terms of service, please contact CU Denver Alumni Relations at 303-315-2333 or alumni@ucdenver.edu

Mission

The CU Denver Alumni Board represents our diverse alumni population and its connection to the university’s past, present, and future. Alumni are essential partners in creating the future of CU Denver. The Board focuses on connecting the alumni community to one another and the university through advocacy, philanthropy, career networking, and lifelong learning.

Board Expectations

All members of the CU Denver Alumni Board will commit to a minimum three-year term and agree to fulfill the following expectations:

  • Be a CU Denver alumnus, or, in the case of student organization participants, enrolled students.
  • Become familiar with campus priorities and the role that philanthropy plays in advancing the University’s mission. Be willing to facilitate connections between the university and those whose passions align with CU Denver’s mission and programs.
  • Participate in all meetings, whether it be in person, by phone, or by video conference.
  • Attend at least one event in person or virtually (when virtual attendance is provided), per year.
  • Actively participate in a board committee.
  • Attend significant CU Denver Alumni events.
  • Be responsive to communications from other board members, CU Denver Office of Advancement staff, CU Denver campus or community partners, and CU Denver Alumni.
  • Commit to an annual gift of a personally significant amount, to any CU Denver allocation.
  • Share the board goals and stories with other alumni, current students, and campus partners to promote the spirit of giving of time, talent, and treasure to your alma mater.
  • Inform interested, talented people of board and committee opportunities.

Giving Requirements

The CU Denver Alumni Board expects its members to help CU Denver succeed by committing to 100% board participation. Board members should make an annual gift of an amount significant to them, to any CU Denver allocation.

Board Committees

There are three committees that help the Alumni Board achieve its goals and additional volunteers are welcome

The Student Engagement Committee works to collaborate with a variety of university offices to bolster the student experience and engages alumni to positively influence their experience.

Examples of Initiatives: Engage alumni volunteers in the student recruitment process; provide engagement opportunities for out-of-state alumni; partner with Associate Director of Alumni Relations to revive the STAT program.

The Philanthropy & Recognition Committee works to strengthen the alumni community by assisting with philanthropic engagement opportunities and recognizing outstanding alumni and university partners.

Examples of Initiatives: 100% Alumni Board participation in giving time, talent and treasure; Alumni Awards Celebration, Philanthropy and Legacy Cords, volunteer events i.e. Food Bank of the Rockies and Grad Bash.

The Career Committee works to enhance the professional and career development of CU Denver alumni and students. Through collaboration with campus partners, this committee will build meaningful and sustainable connections with the university, alumni, and students.

Examples of Initiatives: Collaborate with LynxConnect and creating student and alumni networking opportunities.