Frequently Asked Questions
1. What is the mission of the Alumni Council?
The mission of the council is to strengthen ties between The American University in Cairo (“AUC” or the “University”) and all its alumni and to build lifelong relationships that advance AUC’s mission. (Reference: Article II Mission, Principles, and Relationship to AUC Section 2.1 Mission)
2. What is the role of the Alumni Council?
The council shall work to bring the AUC alumni community together to foster meaningful connections with, to share and learn from each other, and to preserve and promote the educational mission and rich heritage and values of AUC.
3. What is the structure of the Alumni Council and terms of service?
The council will initially be composed of nine (9) voting members, which will be increased to fifteen (15) voting members, representing alumni around the world. To be eligible for election to the council, a person must be an AUC alumnus or alumna with previous AUC volunteer experience, who commits to continued service to and advocates for AUC throughout his or her term of service. Council members will serve staggered, two (2) year terms, and each council member is eligible for re-election for one (1) additional consecutive term. Council members who serve two full terms on the council are eligible for re-election to the council after sitting out one full term. Nine (9) members of the council will be selected for terms beginning at the start of the 2018-2019 University school year and expiring at the end of the 2019-2020 University school year. An additional six (6) members of the council will be elected in Spring 2019 for terms of service beginning at the start of the 2019-2020 University school year and expiring at the end of the 2020-2021 University school year. The initial nine (9) members of the council will be selected by the University. All future council members will be elected pursuant to procedures developed by the University. Elections will be held in the spring for terms of service that begin the following fall semester. (Reference: Article III Council Members Section 3.1 Number, Qualifications, Election, and Term of Council Members).
4. How were the 9 founding members selected?
The nine volunteer founding members were selected based on their demonstrated commitment to AUC’s goals and values through their active record of volunteer participation in alumni activities and philanthropic support of AUC.
5. What is the role of the nine founding members?
The main role of the founding members is to set foundational policies and a procedural roadmap for the council, as well as plan for and execute the elections to set ground for the council future operations.
6. What are the criteria for elections?
Council Candidate Criteria:
- An AUC alumni donor
- Willingness to abide by AUC Alumni Council bylaws
- Willingness to sign the AUC Alumni Council Volunteer Agreement
- Interest and ability to work positively with all alumni worldwide