About the Chapters Program
The UNLV Alumni Association exists to promote a strong relationship between alumni and the university by providing volunteer leadership, support, and other resources for the benefit of UNLV and the association.
The association is a leader in:
- Connecting alumni for life to the resources of the university.
- Communicating UNLV news and happenings to our alumni.
- Providing a network for alumni to meet one another, students and prospective students.
Organization and Structure
The association is a private, nonprofit corporation governed by a volunteer board of directors. The university allocates a portion of staff time from the Office of Alumni Relations to the association. These staff members are managed by the university and have other duties outside of the association. The purpose of the alumni relations department is to foster collaboration among the university, the association, and academic colleges to support alumni engagement to benefit the university and alumni.
A chapter is an official, approved group of alumni organized under specific parameters such as an academic college or school that is governed by approved bylaws and board of directors. Dues sharing is available to officially recognized chapters. Established chapters include:
- Fine Arts
- Urban Affairs
- Hotel Administration
- Student Alumni Association
Several more chapters are in progress:
- Liberal Arts
- Dental Medicine
- Health Sciences
Chapters provide the links among the association, academic units, and the university. Each recognized chapter has bylaws, is governed by a board of directors, is represented on the association’s board of directors, and receives funding from membership dues. Chapters often hold special events, publish newsletters, and provide vital member information back to the university and the association. Alumni become members of their academic chapter as part of their association membership.
College Alumnus/a of the Year Awards
The annual College Alumnus/a of the Year Awards are designed to showcase outstanding alumni, their career success, their contributions to their academic units, and their contributions to the community.
In January each year, a program guide is sent to the chapters. Here is the guide for 2011.