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The name of the organization shall be Union Institute & University (“UI&U”) Alumni Association, hereinafter referred to as the “Association.”
The Association is authorized by the board of trustees of UI&U to provide programs and services, which stimulate interest in, build loyalty for, and increase support for Union Institute & University among its alumnae/i. The programs and services offered by the Association are supportive of an environment that encourages gender, ethnic, and cultural diversity. All programs and services are subject to the oversight of the UI&U president and the board of trustees.
The purpose of the Association shall be to promote the mission and purpose of Union Institute & University, raise funds in its support, encourage interest in the university, and perpetuate the university’s contributions to the lives of all alumnae/i.
Meetings of the entire membership are generally not held.
Special meetings may be called by the Association president, or the board of directors, or by petition of 15% of the membership.
A vacancy in a position of director shall be filled by the board to complete the unexpired term through recommendation from the region involved.
Section 1. Officers.
The officers of the Association shall be president, vice president, secretary and treasurer and shall perform to duties appropriate to their respective offices including the following:
The officers shall be elected by the board of directors at the first meeting of the board in the fiscal year and shall serve for one year or until their successors are elected.
A vacancy in the office of the president shall be filled by the vice president. Vacancies in other officer positions shall be filled by a majority vote of the directors.
The executive committee shall be composed of the president, vice president, secretary, treasurer, and two members elected annually from the board of directors.
The executive committee shall:
The executive committee members shall serve for one year or until their successors are elected.
A vacancy in the executive committee, other than the president, may be filled by the Association board for the balance of the term.
A majority of the members of the executive committee shall constitute a quorum.
Other committees, standing or special, shall be appointed by the president as the board of directors shall deem necessary to carry on the work of the Association.
The rules contained in the current edition of Robert’s Rules of Order Newly Revised shall govern the Association in all cases to which they are applicable and in which they are not inconsistent with these bylaws or any special rules of order and adopted by the Alumni Association.
The Bylaws may be amended at any regular meeting of the board of directors by a two-thirds vote, provided that the amendment has been sent to the Board Members and posted on the Alumni website at least one month ahead of the meeting date. Any such amendment must be sent to the UI&U board of trustees for final approval.