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BOARD OF ADVISERS
The Villanova Law Alumni Association’s Board of Advisers works to connect and celebrate Villanova Law alumni. Board members are alumni volunteers from across class years who interact with administrators, faculty, staff and alumni to increase their knowledge of the Alumni Association and to advocate for current and future needs and goals.
John J. Iannozzi ’01 CLAS, ’04 CWSL, President
Lauren Lonergan Taylor ’95, President-Elect
Trevor J. Cooney ’00, Vice President
April M. Byrd ’95, Immediate Past President
BOARD OF ADVISERS:
The Villanova Law Alumni Association seeks candidates every year to serve on its Board of Advisors. Self-nominations are encouraged.
The Association is led by six officers and a Board of Advisors, which consists of 18 members, as well as the presidents of NovUs Chapter, regional chapters, and Minority Alumni Society, who serve as ex-officio members. The officers and Advisors establish the overall strategic direction for the Association, and provide advice and counsel to the Dean and the Office of Development and Alumni Relations. The officers and Advisors also represent the Association and the Law School within and outside the Villanova Law community, as well as the diversity of the Association’s membership.
The Board of Advisors meets four times per year, and attendance at these meetings is critical. Advisors are also assigned to serve on at least one committee, chaired by an officer, and to lend their professional expertise as needed. Officers serve one-year terms, and Advisors serve three-year terms. All leaders should be active members of the Association, not only in governance and planning activities, but also in the events and programs sponsored by the Law School and the Association. All leaders should also seek opportunities to publicize their role in the Association, and help to promote Law School and Association activities and programs to their fellow alumni and other appropriate members of the legal and general community.
Leaders are also encouraged to interact with administrators, faculty, staff, students and alumni to increase their knowledge of the Association and to advocate for current and future needs and goals.
Board of Advisors Nominations
Every year the Association’s Nominating Committee appoints six members to the Board of Advisors to serve three-year terms commencing in the year following their appointment. To nominate yourself or another alumnus/a, please send a letter of interest and resume to email@example.com. Please note that the Committee seeks those who have supported alumni involvement through the Association or elsewhere in the Law School, regularly participates in the annual giving program and supports the Alumni Association's mission. The Committee also matches identified needs of the Board with the skills of prospective candidates and strives to create a body that represents the diversity of the Association’s membership.
Every year Association members are elected by the Board of Advisors to hold the offices of president-elect, first vice president and second vice president, and serve a one-year term commencing in the year following their appointment.
Officers are elected from among those members who are either nominated by the Association’s Nominating Committee or by a valid petition. The Committee considers members who are current officers or Advisors, as well as all members who have submitted petitions. Please note that the Committee nominates individuals who have demonstrated significant involvement in the Association and the Law School. A person may not be a candidate for more than one office.
Any Association member may submit a petition for nomination for an officer position. The petition must meet the following criteria: (1) the petition must include a statement of the office the candidate is seeking, the candidate’s qualifications and the ways that the candidate is able to assist the Association in fulfilling its mission; and (2) the petition must be signed by twenty-five (25) members. Petitions for officer nominations must be received by the Law School’s Director of Alumni Relations no later than April 1.
If the Committee does not nominate a candidate who has submitted a petition for nomination, the Committee shall advise the individual that he or she has not been nominated by the Committee, and that he or she has the option to run for election before the Board, provided such written request is received by the Law School’s Director of Alumni Relations no later than May 1.
To nominate yourself or another alumnus/a, please send a letter of interest and resume firstname.lastname@example.org.