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Interested in getting more involved with the CALS Alumni Organization?



Board member terms run for three years, based on the academic calendar of July 1 to June 30.

Board Operations:

  • Attend four board meetings each year (two in-person, two virtual) and participate in discussions and contribute ideas
  • Review and support the CALSAO board work plan
  • Actively participate in a priority area – Alumni Engagement, Student Engagement, Recognition, Student Support
  • Recruit CALS graduates for board positions, committees and event/program participation
  • Attend and volunteer at CALSAO events



  • Serve as an ambassador for the college and for the university when appropriate
  • Be familiar with college and university priorities

  • Gain leadership experience
  • Serve as a mentor and role model to new board members
  • Network with CALS leadership, faculty, and students
  • Network with other alumni
  • Keep informed and stay involved with the college
  • Support and serve your alma mater and the CALS Hokie community
  • Have fun!

Board of director selection takes place each May, but feel free to nominate yourself or a fellow CALS Hokie at any time.

Nominations for the 2024-25 academic year should be submitted by April 19th.


Not quite ready to commit to a three year board term? Volunteers are needed for our committees and are appointed on an annual basis.

Purpose: To build goodwill by providing opportunities for alumni to network and interact with each other, and with College faculty, staff, and students. A special effort will be made to engage young alumni and to strengthen their affinity to the College and the Alumni Organization.

Purpose: Provide opportunities for students to build a strong affinity to the College, to build awareness of the Alumni Organization., and to encourage them to become engaged alumni.

Purpose: To recognize and honor the achievements and support of CALS alumni and friends.

Purpose: To support the educational needs and goals of our students through endowed scholarships and excellence funds.

Let us know your volunteer interests in the following survey, and we will be in touch with ways for you to get involved.