Bylaws

ARTICLE I.

       1.1   Name. The name of this organization is The CBU MBA Alumni Association.

ARTICLE II.

       2.1   Mission. The mission of the CBU MBA Alumni Association is to provide a network by which alumni can communicate social, professional and educational development opportunities, and add value and quality to the MBA program at Christian Brothers University.

ARTICLE III.

Membership

       3.1   Qualifications. Members of this Association are all persons who have completed at least seventeen credit hours toward an MBA at Christian Brothers University.

3.2   Affinity Groups. With approval of the Board of Directors of this Association, groups of members may form affiliated organizations based on graduating class, field of study, geographic area, or other common interests. Such groups may operate with their own officers, rules, and bylaws to the extent not in conflict with these Bylaws or this organization.

3.3   Removal.  Any Officer or Director, upon recommendation by the Executive Committee, may be removed from the Board by a majority vote of the Board whenever in its judgment the best interest of the Board will be served.

 

ARTICLE IV.

Board of Directors

       4.1   Management. The business and affairs of the Association shall be managed under the direction of a Board of Directors. The Board may delegate authority to its officers and to committees. Unless otherwise limited, the Executive Committee of the Board of Directors is hereby delegated full power and responsibility for the operations of the Association between meetings of the Board.

4.2   Composition. The Board of Directors shall be composed of:

  • a. Officers of this Association
  • b. The immediate past President of this Association for the year following his/her term
  • c. Not less than five and no more than 10 at-large representatives
  • d. One Faculty Member
  • e. One Faculty Staff Member

Efforts shall be made to include representatives of a variety of graduating cohort classes.

  • g. Honorary Members.  The board may include honorary members selected from among on-campus MBA alumni who are actively engaged in the vital life of the university community.  Honorary members are valued for their unique perspective on the university as both alumni and employees.  They bring special insights from their campus roles to the board, and in turn serve as ambassadors for the CBU MBA AA and alumni in their regular workplace: Christian Brothers University.

There are no limitations on the number of seats for honorary members; however, a target of one to three is appropriate. The term for honorary members is unlimited, but active service on the board is expected to conclude no more than three years after retirement from the university.  Honorary members are non-voting.

4.3   Election. Members of the Board of Directors shall be elected by the Board. Nominations for the Board can be made by alumni, faculty, or current Board members.

4.4   Tenure. The terms of at-large, alumni, and faculty members of the Board of Directors shall be two fiscal years, with one-half of such Directors being elected each year.  No person shall serve more than six consecutive years on the Board, except that an officer may serve through completion of the officer’s term and an individual who is elected to the Board to complete an unexpired term of one year or less may serve up to three additional consecutive terms. It is expected, however, that most members of the Board will serve no more than two terms.

4.5   Vacancy. If a vacancy occurs on the Board for any reason, such vacancy may be filled by the remaining Directors for the remainder of the unexpired term.

4.7   Meetings. Regular meetings of the Board shall be held at least annually and at such times as may be set by the Executive Committee. A special meeting may be called by the President or the Executive Committee at any time on at least ten days notice to the Board members.

4.8   Quorum. A majority of the Board of Directors shall constitute a quorum for the transaction of business. The act of the majority of the Directors present at such meeting shall be valid. Directors may vote by proxy.

4.9   Publicity. A notice shall be published annually through the Association’s official web site and through various other media including Facebook, requesting recommendations and nominations for members of the Board of Directors.

ARTICLE V.

Officers

       5.1   Number. Officers of the Association shall consist of a President, President-Elect, Vice-Presidents and a Secretary/Webmaster.

5.2   Election. Officers of the Association shall be elected by the Board for terms corresponding to the Association’s fiscal year. The President of the Board shall be elected for a two-year term corresponding to the Association’s fiscal year. The President-elect shall be elected for a one year term in alternating years corresponding to the Association’s fiscal year. The Vice Presidents shall be elected by the Board for one year terms which may be renewed up to two additional terms corresponding to the Association’s fiscal year. The Secretary/Webmaster will also be elected to two year terms.

5.3   Duties. Officers shall have such authority and perform such duties as generally contemplated by such offices. The President shall preside at meetings of the Association, Board, and Executive Committee. In his or her absence, the President-elect or a designated Vice President shall preside and perform such duties. The President and Vice President will serve on the National Alumni Association Board for the duration of their term. The Secretary/Webmaster will perform the general duties of secretary as well as administrate the Alumni Website.

5.4   Vacancy. A vacancy in an office may be filled by the Board of Directors for the unexpired term.

ARTICLE VI.

Committees

       6.1   Executive Committee. An Executive Committee is hereby established with full power and authority to transact the business and affairs of the Association between meetings of the Board of Directors. The Executive Committee shall be elected by the Board and is composed of:

a. Officers of the Association.

b. Additional members of the Board of Directors, the number to be determined by the President or President-Elect prior to the annual election of officers and directors.

c. The immediate past President of the Association for the fiscal year following his/her term as President.

6.2   Nominating Committee. The Nominating Committee shall consist of the MBA Program Director, the Dean of the School of Business, the Vice President of Student Advancement, one past or current member of the Board, the President of the Board, and an MBA faculty member. The Nominating Committee shall approve all candidates nominated prior to their eligibility for election.

6.3   Others. Such other committees as may be established by the Board, Executive Committee, or President shall be appointed by the President.

6.4   Quorum.  A majority of the members of any committee shall constitute a quorum for the transaction of business. The act of the majority of committee members present at such meeting shall be valid. No committee member may vote by proxy.

ARTICLE VII.

Miscellaneous

       7.1   Fiscal Year. The fiscal year of the Association shall be June 1 to May30.

7.2   Amendments. The Board of Directors shall have the authority to amend these Bylaws at any regular or special meeting.

7.3   Corporate.  This Association exists under authority granted by Christian Brothers University.

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