Service on the YAA Board

YAA Board Responsibilities

YAA Board members support the work of the association by direct involvement in and leadership of board committees; initiatives such as Careers, Life, and Yale; and other Yale alumni-led volunteer organizations. Responsibilities include attending board and committee meetings held four times a year (September, November in conjunction with the Assembly, February, and late April), typically in New Haven. Board committee work continues between meetings, by telephone, email, and in-person meetings from time to time.

Board Elections

Each spring, YAA Assembly delegates vote to elect six alumni from the delegate body to serve three-year terms on the YAA Board of Governors. All current delegates – appointed, at-large, and ex officio – are eligible to be nominated for the slate and to vote in the election.

Nomination Process

The nomination period opens in January. Delegates with several years of experience as a delegate or in other volunteer roles are encouraged to self-nominate. Candidates who are nominated by another volunteer will be asked to confirm their willingness to be considered for the slate and to review the information submitted on their behalf.

2023 Nomination Form


Nominations for 2023 are now being accepted; please submit your self-nomination by January 31, 2023 via this form. Candidates will be considered to serve a term from July 1, 2023 through June 30, 2026,
Deadline extended to February 6. 2023.

Selection Process

The Board of Governors Nominating Committee, composed of sitting delegates, is responsible for reviewing candidates and selecting a slate. A member of the committee will interview each candidate by phone to complement the written nomination information.

The committee meets in February or March to deliberate and choose the slate. Current delegates who are interested in serving on the Nominating Committee may contact YAA.


For questions about board service, the nomination process, or the election, please feel free to contact YAA.