Class Officers

Class officers are elected by their classmates. They serve for a term of five years. Officer elections are held each Reunion (i.e. 5th Reunion, 10th Reunion, 15th Reunion, etc.). Following is a list of office titles and responsibilities. If you are interested in further information, or would like to serve as a class officer, please contact the Office of Alumnae Relations at 212-854-2005 or alumnaerelations@barnard.edu.

Beginning in 2010, classes elect only a President, Vice President, and Correspondent. Fund Chairs will be appointed by Annual Giving. Existing Treasurers, Nominating Chairs, and Networking Chairs will carry out their duties until the conclusion of their terms at the next reunion.

 

President
Vice President

Correspondent
Class Fund Chair

 

President

The Class President provides leadership to the class. The President sets an annual meeting for the class officers. She also oversees the schedule of class events and can appoint assistants for any and all class projects.

BARNARD COLLEGE CONTACT: Alumnae Relations Office

TERM: Five years

RESPONSIBILITIES
  • Arrange, attend, and lead an annual meeting with fellow class officers
  • Collaborate with class officers to establish regular contact with classmates through print and electronic communications and/or planning class events in between Reunions
  • During a Reunion year, work closely with Vice President/Reunion Chair to assist with building Class Reunion Committee, planning Reunion class activities, and encouraging attendance at Reunion
  • Keep records of important class communications with officers and Alumnae Relations; these files should be passed on to the succeeding president
  • Plan and implement strategy for class initiatives over the five year term, in consultation with fellow class officers
  • Determine an appropriate course of action (in conjunction with Alumnae Relations) if a class officer cannot fulfill her responsibilities
  • In preparation for the conclusion of the five-year term of officers, work with the Class Reunion Committee to prepare a new slate of class officers
  • In consultation with other officers, select two class representatives to attend Leadership Assembly and send follow-up communications to officers/class
QUALIFICATIONS
  • Enthusiasm for Barnard, a strong interest in her class, and a desire to increase class participation at Barnard events
  • Ability to work as part of a team with other class officers
  • Willingness to represent the College and respond to questions and needs of classmates
  • Commitment to make an annual financial gift to Barnard

Vice President

The principle duty of the Vice President is to act as Reunion Chair and to coordinate mini-Reunions. The Vice President appoints classmates to committees and coordinates the work of all involved.

BARNARD COLLEGE CONTACT: Alumnae Relations Office

TERM: Five years

RESPONSIBILITIES
  • Plan designated class activities at Reunion in cooperation with fellow class officers and the Class Reunion Committee and within the schedule set by the AABC Reunion Committee
  • Act as a principal source of Reunion information to classmates
  • Reach out to classmates to serve on the Class Reunion Committee
  • Act for the President if she is unable to fulfill her responsibilities
  • Plan and implement a strategy for class initiatives over the five-year term, in consultation with class officers
  • Attend annual class meeting

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Enthusiasm for Barnard, a strong interest in her class, and a desire to increase class participation at Barnard events
  • Ability to work as part of a team with other class officers
  • Willingness to represent the College and respond to questions and needs of classmates
  • Commitment to make an annual financial gift to Barnard

Correspondent

The Correspondent is responsible for submitting class news four times a year for the Class Notes section of Barnard.

BARNARD COLLEGE CONTACT: Alumnae Relations Office; classnotes@barnard.edu

TERM: Five years

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Attend annual class meeting
  • Write and submit in timely fashion class news for publication in Barnard, adhering to the most recent "Class Notes Style and Guidelines"
  • Attend and cover class events
  • Report any changes in a classmate name or address to Alumnae Records at alumrecords@barnard.edu
  • Assist both the class nominating committee and the Reunion Chair with nominations for the Class Reunion Committee and class officer positions
  • Maintain files on classmates and class business that is of historical value to the class
  • Stay informed of Reunion activities during a reunion year
  • Plan and implement a strategy for class initiatives over the five-year term, in consultation with class officers
QUALIFICATIONS
  • Enthusiasm for Barnard, a strong interest in her class, and a desire to increase class participation at Barnard events 
  • Willingness to solicit news from classmates
  • Computer and Internet access is strongly recommended
  • Ability to work as part of a team with other class officers
  • Excellent organizational skills
  • Willingness to represent the College and respond to questions and needs of classmates
  • Commitment to make an annual financial gift to Barnard

NOTE: The outgoing correspondent is responsible for the column immediately following Reunion. The new correspondent, elected at Reunion, begins her term July 1 and is responsible for the column due in August (and deadlines thereafter).

Class Fund Chair

Beginning with the fiscal year following Reunion, the Fund Chair will work closely with the Annual Giving Development Office to set class fundraising and participation goals. She will work with both Barnard and fellow class officers to create plans to meet these goals and will reach out to classmates to encourage higher levels of giving and participation.

BARNARD COLLEGE CONTACT: Annual Giving

TERM: Five years

RESPONSIBILITIES
  • Attend annual class meeting
  • Approve annual appeal letter
  • Participate in the annual Phonathon and make appeal calls
  • Write thank you notes to class donors
  • Monitor progress toward class goals in interim and reunion years, contacting lapsed and non-donors in order to maintain participation, while keeping class officers informed of progress
  • Plan and implement a strategy for class initiatives over the five-year term, in consultation with class officers and Barnard Development Office representatives
  • During a Reunion year:
    1. Serve as a member of the Class Reunion Committee
    2. Recruit class fundraisers as needed for the Class Reunion Committee
    3. Keep classmates informed of progress toward Reunion gift goals
QUALIFICATIONS
  • Enthusiasm for Barnard, a strong interest in her class, and a desire to increase class participation at Barnard events
  • Commitment to make an annual financial gift to Barnard
  • Ability and willingness to talk to classmates about the importance of contributing an annual gift to the College
  • Ability to work as part of a team with other class officers
  • Willingness to represent the College and respond to questions and needs of classmates


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