The UNLV Alumni Association is governed by a volunteer board of directors. To be eligible, candidates must be a graduate of UNLV and annually contribute at the Scarlet Loyal alumni donor level. Members of the board are selected to serve two-year terms and participate in board meetings as well as various meetings and activities of their assigned committees.

The UNLV Alumni Association annually elects directors to serve on its board for a term of two years. Directors are eligible for re-election for up to three consecutive terms. Applications are accepted on an ongoing basis, however, the annual review period takes place over the summer annually.

For more information about the process, visit the Board of Directors webpage or contact Kimberly McGrath at or 702-895-2378.

Board of Directors Expectations

Directors on the UNLV Alumni Association Board of Directors exist to secure and promote the fiduciary, legal, and ethical well-being of the Association and to ensure that the organization fulfills its missions. If you do not fulfill these commitments to the association, expect the board president to discuss your responsibilities with you to determine if dismissal as a director is necessary.


  • Act in the best interests of the organization, and excuse yourself from discussions and votes where a conflict of interest exists
  • Assume leadership positions on the board
  • Stay informed about what's going on in the organization. Read the information provided, think strategically, request additional information, come prepared, and ask questions. Participate in and take responsibility for making decisions on goals, issues, policies, and other board matters


  • Be informed about the association's mission, goals, policies, programs, and services
  • Gain sufficient knowledge of the university to be an effective ambassador of UNLV in your community
  • Represent the views and interests of alumni in board, association, and university affairs
  • Whenever possible, attend and represent the association at events hosted by other campus departments and student organizations
  • Cultivate relationships with campus leaders and partners


  • Attend 75% of board meetings, retreats and any committee meetings for which you are a member
  • Pay your own expenses incurred in attending meetings
  • Collaborate in good faith with other board members and staff as partners towards achievement of organization goals
  • Serve on at least one committee and volunteer to assist with events
  • Providing a timely response to requests and notices
  • Serve as hosts at association events
  • Actively support and participate in association and university programs


  • Be a Scarlet Loyal donor
  • Encourage and solicit other UNLV alumni to become Scarlet Loyal donors; identify volunteers for the association, and direct them to the appropriate staff
  • Encourage alumni and friends to participate in programs including:
  • Introduce potential corporate sponsors or other resource opportunities to the staff
  • Cultivate and inspire financial generosity among alumni and friends towards UNLV by a personal demonstration of philanthropy toward the UNLV Alumni Association Scholarship Fund
  • Assist in the association’s fundraising efforts

UNLV Alumni Association Responsibilities

In turn, expect the UNLV Alumni Association to be responsible in the following ways:

  • Provide regular financial reports on association activities.
  • Provide opportunities to discuss important organizational issues with the board president and the executive director as appropriate.
  • The staff and board of directors will respond in a straightforward manner to questions that are necessary to carry out your responsibilities to the association.
  • Board members and the staff will work with you in good faith toward the achievement of association goals.

If you feel the UNLV Alumni Association does not fulfill its commitment, you can call on the board president and executive director to discuss the organization’s responsibilities.

Contact Information

If you have any questions, please contact:

Kimberly McGrath

Director for Board and Volunteer Relations