Advancement and
Alumni Engagement

Emory Alumni Board

The Emory Alumni Board (EAB) is an advisory body with working committees that represent the voice of Emory's alumni. Members develop policy and oversee the activities of the Emory Alumni Association (EAA).

The board consists of 30–35 alumni members, representing the schools and units, affinity groups, and regions that constitute Emory's alumni population with a mission to provide a representative alumni body that will advise the division of Advancement and Alumni Engagement (AAE) and facilitate the successful advancement of its mission to connect alumni to the university and to each other, build traditions, foster student and alumni leadership, serve the diverse needs and interests of our community, and create opportunities for investment in Emory's future.

Get to know the EAB

    Nominate for service on the EAB.

    The purpose of the Emory Alumni Board (EAB) is to provide a representative alumni body that will advise the Emory Alumni Association (EAA) and facilitate the successful advancement of the EAA’s mission. The alumni members represent Emory’s diverse alumni population and each of Emory’s current and historic degree-granting schools.

    If you know of someone passionate for Emory with a great talent and skillset for volunteer leadership who is not currently serving on another Emory school or unit alumni board that you wish to nominate to serve on the EAB, please submit your nomination below. Self-nominations are welcomed. Nominees will receive a link where they can confirm their interest in being considered for EAB service and complete the application.


    Expectations of EAB Service in Brief

    • Serve a two-year term. Upon completion the first term, member may be appointed for up to two additional two-year terms if expectations have been met (six years total).
    • Attend EAB and committee meetings, including two in-person meetings each year. International EAB members may attend virtually and may have a different meeting cadence.
    • Represent the EAB by attending Emory Alumni Association events on campus or in your region or country.
    • Cultivate alumni for the volunteer leadership pipeline.
    • Give annually to the EAB Leadership Scholarship.
    • Be responsible for travel expenses associated with board meeting attendance.

    Questions? Contact Laurie Stephens Hunter or Jule Taylor.


    Emory Alumni Board Leadership Scholarship

    Created in 2007 by the Emory Alumni Board, the Emory Alumni Board Leadership Scholarship recognizes students who are making a positive impact in the arts or sciences, academic or extracurricular pursuits, or through mentorship, social outreach, or other avenues.

    The scholarship is awarded to at least one full-time undergraduate and at least one full-time graduate student.

    View eligibility requirements and apply here.

    Give to the EAB Leadership Scholarship


    EAB Committees

    The EAB is divided into three functional committees, each responsible for a different core to the mission of the Office of Alumni and Constituent Engagement and the EAA.

      The AAE Committee is the primary advising group of the EAB to the Division of Advancement and Alumni Engagement (AAE). Committee members are knowledgeable of AAE programs, activities, and benefits, as well as engagement goals and metrics. This committee advises the office on setting priorities and policies to advance the mission of AAE. In addition, the committee is responsible for selecting recipients of the EAB Leadership Scholarship.

      The Awards and Traditions Committee is responsible for the selection of recipients of major alumni awards, including Emory Medal, J. Pollard Turman Alumni Service, Community Impact, and Jake's Golden Heart. In addition, committee members encourage nomination submissions from varied networks. The committee will advise on programs deemed signature traditions (Homecoming/reunions, Founders Day, Candlelight Crossover, etc.) to ensure appropriate prominence in the Emory student and alumni experience.

      The Nominating Committee is charged with selecting Emory Alumni Board members, the review and recommendation of alumni candidates for the Emory Board of Trustees, and 40 Under Forty as a component of the leadership pipeline. Committee members are versed in the characteristics of effective volunteer leaders, and in the opportunities to engage and cultivate alumni to ensure a healthy and long-term leadership pipeline.