Alumni Advisory Council Guidelines

The Mohawk Alumni Association Council enriches opportunities for Mohawk College graduates to be connected to the college. The Council acts as ambassadors to provide advice, support, insight and recommendations on the engagement of alumni by Alumni Relations and the College.

Vision

Create the country’s most connected college alumni community that results in lifelong loyalty, engagement and giving.

Mission

We exist to cultivate lifelong relationships with students, graduates and the Mohawk community, establishing a spirit of loyalty that positively impacts the success of our proud alumni.

Values

Our values guide our actions, decisions, and define our culture.

  • We are Community. We are a hub for people and organizations to connect and support each other for the betterment of our society as a whole.
  • We promote Education. We recognize the importance of lifelong learning and support our alumni in their pursuit of knowledge for personal development and professional aspirations.
  • We are Welcoming. We thrive in a diverse and inclusive community and embrace equality through being open to other’s thoughts and ideas.
  • We are Giving. We are committed to contributing our time, talent and treasure for the benefit of others.

Mohawk College Alumni Advisory Council Guidelines

Composition

  • Members are graduates from Mohawk College
  • Council membership will be 12-15 members including staff from College Leadership, Alumni Relations, The Mohawk Students’ Association and The Mohawk College Foundation
  • The Council will maintain a diversity of membership to ensure broad and meaningful representation that reflects the diversity of Mohawk College alumni.
  • Council members can apply or be recruited
  • The term for members is 2 years. Members can service three consecutive two year terms for a total of six years maximum.
  • There are opportunities for participation in Council leadership
  • Any vacancies shall be filled with input from other members and Mohawk College staff

Roles & Responsibilities

The Mohawk College Alumni Advisory Council will have three key roles:

Ambassadors:

  • engaging and connecting alumni
  • promoting and participating in events
  • brand representative
  • sharing expertise

 

Advisors:

  • share perspectives, experiences and insights and feedback from alumni
  • provide advice and recommendations on strategy, initiatives, events, partnerships and opportunities
  • support the development and delivery of benefit and services programs

 

Decision Makers:

  • provide input into the recruitment of new members
  • ensure new members receive orientation, training and mentor support
  • review, discuss and provide feedback on the annual work plan

Commitment

  • a minimum of 4 meetings per year at dates, times and places that are agreed upon by the Council and the college
  • attend the Mohawk College Alumni Association Annual Retreat
  • attend the Alumni of Distinction Awards
  • participate in a minimum of 2 additional Alumni events per year

Interested in joining Alumni Council?

If you are interested in joining the Alumni Council, please contact alumni [at] mohawkcollege.ca (Alumni).