LETTER FROM THE ALUMNI BOARD PRESIDENT
Dear Fellow Alumni, My name is Mark Meeker and I am a proud graduate of Pace Law (December 2009). Since 2013, I have served as a member of the Alumni Association’s Board of Directors, and this past fall I began serving as the Board’s President. Over the course of the 2017–18 school year, the Board has initiated a number of operational changes. All Pace Law graduates are automatically members of the Alumni Association, and the Board serves as the Association’s governing body, so it is our goal to make the Board more visible and accessible. Board meetings are now publicized in advance via social media because, as stated in the Alumni Association by-laws, meetings “shall be open to all members of the Association, the faculty, the staff, the students and interested friends.” We plan to continue promoting these meetings and hope you will attend as your schedules permit. As a part of our effort to be more visible and accessible, meeting minutes are now available for all to see. In the past, approval of a meeting’s minutes happened at the next regular Board meeting, provided we reached a quorum. Now, shortly after each meeting, minutes are approved via email and then posted on the law school’s website. Another goal has been to have a more active and involved Board, so all five of the standing committees provided for in the by-laws have been revived, and every Director now serves on at least one of those committees. To further emphasize the importance of involvement, the Board has begun enforcing its attendance requirements. Looking towards the 2018–19 school year, the Board’s most ambitious goal will be the creation of a Board operating budget, funded through regular Director contributions, and supporting a new Alumni Scholarship Fund. We also intend to implement an annual planning process, with each Committee Chair plotting out proposed activities on a shared timeline. I am pleased with the direction of the Board, I look forward to continuing to serve as the Association President, I remain thankful for this opportunity, and I welcome any suggestions that you may have regarding the Alumni Association. The best way to reach me is via email at firstname.lastname@example.org. Sincerely, Mark Meeker, Esq. (Dec. ’09) P.S.: For the past seven years, I have managed the Pace Law Alumni Network (P.L.A.N.), a group of Pace Law graduates dedicated to helping other alumni by creating networking opportunities. P.L.A.N. hosts quarterly networking events, alternating between venues in White Plains and Manhattan. Please keep your eyes and ears open for the next P.L.A.N. gathering and feel free to join P.L.A.N.’s Facebook group.
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