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Submit a Nomination for the Yale SOM Alumni Advisory Board (November 2021)

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Dear Members of the Yale SOM Alumni Network,

The Yale SOM Alumni Advisory Board (AAB) is asking for your help and guidance in the process of nominating new AAB members. 

The AAB works to advance the values and mission of SOM, to collaborate with and counsel SOM leadership, and to engage with alumni, students, and greater Yale. To accomplish these goals, the AAB: 

  • Collaborates with SOM staff and departments on shared priorities;
  • Discusses key issues with the Dean and SOM Leadership;
  • Articulates the diverse perspectives of alumni and advocates for alumni needs;
  • Grows alumni engagement;
  • Fosters communication among alumni, students, and SOM;
  • Promotes SOM to potential applicants, employers, and key stakeholders; and
  • Connects to the broader Yale community.

Our 10,000-plus degree-holding alumni are absolutely the best source for the nomination of AAB candidates. We warmly welcome your participation.

The current AAB includes 20 members from various industries.  We come from 4 different programs (MBA, EMBA, MAM, MPPM) and reside in 3 different continents.  We also represent classes from every decade 1970-2010.  To see a full list of members, please visit the Alumni Advisory Board page.  We are always looking for ways to grow the perspectives of the Board as we seek to be good representatives for the entire alumni body.    

The 2022 Nomination Process

The participation of the Yale SOM Alumni Network is vital to a successful AAB nominating process. Last year our alumni network nominated a high percentage of those alumni who submitted applications.

Who is eligible to serve on the AAB? According to the Charter, anyone with a degree granted by Yale SOM may serve.

How many will be nominated? Per AAB's policies and procedures, we are looking to identify a slate of qualified candidates that will help us keep a board total at no more than 20.

What is the procedure for nominating a candidate? Send an email to ysomaab@gmail.com.  Please provide the nominee's name, other identifying information (e.g., degree, class, and email address/phone number) and reasons for your nomination. All persons who are nominated will be contacted and asked if they would like to submit an application. Self-nominations are encouraged! All nominations must be received by December 15, 2021. 

What is the procedure for evaluating candidates? All candidates will submit a resume and a statement of the reasons for wanting to join the AAB. They will be interviewed over the phone or video call by committee members. All committee members review the application materials and comments from the interviews in order to then propose a slate.

The work of this committee is a great pleasure and a tremendous privilege. We hope you will join us! 

Charles Liu ‘11
Nominating Committee Chair, Alumni Advisory Board