This document serves as the Bylaws for the University of Iowa Vaughan Institute Young Alumni Board,
hereafter referred to as the Board. The Board is an advisory board with working committees aimed at
advancing the present and future
community of the Vaughan Institute and contributing to the quality of
its programs and activities
for the benefit of the students. These Bylaws are necessary and are required
to be approved by
The Boardâ€™s purpose
is to establish strong ties between the Vaughan Institute and its students, faculty
and alumni thereby fostering the advancement of the Institute.
The objectives of the Board are to:
- Advocate for the Vaughan Institute by
increasing awareness with employers and assist in
attracting potential students
- Advise the Vaughan Institute on topics such as
curriculum, student to career transition, the
use of social media, and other items of mutual interest.
mutual interests of the Vaughan Institute and its alumni and
Vaughan Institute students, alumni, and
The Board shall consist of
a minimum of
from industry backgrounds
, excluding ex
members, who are formally recognized as making a commitment to better the Vaughan Institute.
Members of the Board shall be required to have
attained a Certificate of Risk Management and
m the Vaughan Institute or
classes in the Vaughan Institute
Members of the Board shall apply for membership. The applications
will be reviewed by the Board
officio members of the Board. A majority vote
of those parties
shall be required to admit a
person to membership
on the Board.
Members of the Board shall serve a term of two years with the
option to continue
vote of the Board.
A member may remain on the Board for no more
than three successive
Board membership applications will be posted in the fall and
reviewed by the Board. New Board members will begin their term in the subsequent fall.
A Board member shall
by majority vote
to serve as
Board Liaison fo
r a term of two
They will be responsible for leading board meetings, organizing and monitoring committees, and serving
as a liaison to the Vaughan Institute
and the Tippie College Alumni office.
In addition, one member of
the Board shall be elected to serve as Secretary.
In the case of a Board memberâ€™s resignation, the remaining members of the Board shall continue to act.
A vacancy shall be filled by a majority vote of the Board. Members elected to fill a vacancy shall serve
for the unexpired term of such memberâ€™s
The Board shall have the right, by a majority vote, to remove and replace any member for cause.
As previously stated, the m
embers of the Board
are volunteers and
shall not receive any salary or other
financial or in
kind compensation for th
There shall be a minimum of three
officio members of the Board. The
Associate Director of
Vaughan Institute, the
Director of Alumni Relations for
College of Business, the Gamma Iota
their designees shall serve as ex
officio members of the Board. They will not
have voting rights unless in the event of a tie, where the Associate Director will have a voting right.
The Board shall convene a minimum of two times per year, in the spring and in the fall, on such dates
deemed by the Board
and in consultation with the Vaughan Institute and Tippie Alumni Office.
at the University of Iowa
the spring meeting will held in a Midwest city to be
determined each year.
A minimum of one meeting will involve current students of the Vaughan
Special meetings of the Board may
be called at any time if a majority of Board members deem
it necessary after a vote
or at the request of an ex-officio member.
Members of the Board shall be expected to attend all meetings, whether in person or
or the like. Written
notice of anticipated absence is
required and if two consecutive
meetings are missed,
then the Board shall discuss
status of said member
and may vote to remove
the member from the Board.
Committees may be responsible for meeting and working in small groups outside of the Fall and Spring
Board meetings to work on necessary projects.
A designated member of the Board, the
will publish minutes of each meeting for all members
of the Board and stakeholders of the Vaughan Institute to view.
The minutes shall consist of the agenda,
a list of present members, and all business discussed. The minutes shall be disseminated to all members
of the Board
of the conclusion of each meeting. The records of the meetings shall be
stored in the office of at least one of the ex
The Vaughan Institute shall review the progress of the Board to ensure that it is acting in accordance
with the best interests of the Vaughan Institute and its stakeholders.
If applicable, the Vaughan Institute
shall submit recommendations to the Board at least fourteen days prior to a meeting.
Proposed amendments shall be presented to the Board in writing for review. Presented amendments
must receive a majority vote and can take effect immediately.
The Board shall be expected to review and discuss the Bylaws annually.
of the Board shall be July 1 through
To the extent any of the terms, conditions, or provisions of this document are in conflict with, or in
contravention of, any policy of the University of Iowa, such policy of the University shall govern and
ontrol the matter at issue.