» Alumni Advisory Board

Introduction to the Alumni Advisory Board

The Dodge College Board is made up of alumni who are driven to give back to Chapman University by using their time and expertise to advise, support, and engage with Dodge staff, students, and other alumni. These alumni have also shown a commitment to serve, whether it be in their community, workplace, or with Chapman University.

+ - Advisory Board Purpose

The Alumni Advisory Board's purpose is to advise and support Dodge College in its strategic plan of:

  • Enhancing alumni employment opportunities through networking, best practices, and skill building;
  • Preparing students for the transition from college to career;
  • Increasing the school’s reputation among film and media institutions;
  • Strengthening the Dodge network for all alumni;
  • Growing the College to Career initiative;
  • Recruiting the best film students for admission

+ - Board Member Expectations

All Board Members will be expected to:

  • Attend and provide input in biannual meetings;
  • Support Alumni events by promoting, providing feedback and advice, establishing committees to oversee event planning;
  • Serve on at least one committee and participate in the functions of the committee;
  • Identify individuals for the Distinguished Alumni Award;
  • Develop strong working relationships with other Board members;
  • Exercise loyalty towards the Board and confidentiality regarding its internal affairs as discussed at meetings

+ - Biannual Meetings

Board Members can expect the following from the biannual meetings:

  • DCFMA Alumni Relations will provide:
    • Food and beverages;
    • Agenda topics two-weeks prior;
    • Timeline of evening.
    • Minutes post-meeting
    • University/College updates
  • Board Member Expectations
    • Attend one meeting per year at minimum;
    • Cover own travel cost;
    • Provide input on agenda;
    • Provide written input if unable to attend;
    • Keep in contact with Alumni Relations Coordinator in between meetings

+ - Expected Commitment

Board positions require a time and energy commitment that should not be underestimated. Applicants are urged to consider personal priorities for the next two years.

  • Attend at least one meeting, held bi-annually in Fall and Spring semesters;
  • Membership is voluntary and may be concluded at any time by either party;
  • Expected time commitment is 2-4 hours per month on average;
  • Term of 2 years;
  • Committee Work (generally by email)

+ - Application and Selection

Please consider joining Dodge College, the Alumni Relations Coordinator, and the Career Advisor in this endeavor to support current and future alumni. To apply please complete the online application. Feel free to reach out to the Alumni Relations Coordinator with any questions.

  • Faculty, staff, and alumni may nominate a member for an invitation;
  • Alumni must apply for membership;
  • Acceptance onto board is based on skills, fit, commitment, and drive;
  • Fall 2018 deadline: August 1st (may be extended);
  • Spring 2019 deadline: February 1st;
  • There will be two waves of applications to sustain the two-year term

+ - Benefits of Being a Member

As a member of the Board, you will receive tremendous personal and professional satisfaction.

  • Networking with other alumni;
  • Recognition of service;
    • In Production Magazine
    • Dodge Blog
    • At events
    • Dodge webpage
  • The satisfaction of providing a public service

Have Questions?

If you have any questions about the Alumni Advisory Board, contact Jon Hernandez at jonherna@chapman.edu

Apply Now

An application is the first step in your giving back to your alma mater and making a difference in the lives of your peers and current students