Alumni Board

Vision Statement

Be Known. Stay Known.

Mission Statement

To foster lifelong connections in the alumni community and encourage mutually beneficial lifetime support among alumni, the university, and its mission.

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2020-2021 Alumni Board

Purpose of Alumni Board

The purpose of the Alumni Association and its board of directors shall be to strive for the advancement of George Fox University, to advise and assist the work of the university management through mutually beneficial relationships with alumni, and to promote the Christian faith and lifestyles with which the university is identified.

Membership on the board is a privilege, and prospective members must complete the application process to be considered for membership.

Board members are actively engaged alumni and participate in the following ways:

Annual Responsibilities

  • Be actively engaged during board meetings, prepare beforehand, and provide feedback to the alumni director
  • Volunteer at two events on campus (Welcome Weekend, Homecoming, commencement)
  • Organize and execute one affinity event a year (individually or with a committee)

Board Criteria

  • Must be an alumnus/alumna (anyone who has 30 credits from the traditional undergraduate program or who graduated from the ADP and graduate programs)
  • Talk openly and positively about George Fox University to others in all spheres, especially the alumni community
  • Exemplify George Fox’s mission as a person of thought, character and faith
  • Willing and able to attend six alumni board meetings each year
  • Must be able to attend in-person meetings and volunteer on campus
  • Cover travel and housing costs related to alumni board meetings

Length of Term

Board members serve for three-year terms, and may serve no more than two consecutive terms (See Constitution for details.) Terms run July 1 to June 30 of each year.

Alumni Board Meetings

The alumni board meets four to six times per year, both virtually and in person. Participation in person is required for board membership.

Annual Alumni Events

August Welcome Weekend (volunteers needed)
Sept./Oct. Homecoming (volunteers needed)
May Undergraduate Commencement (volunteers needed)
Various Affinity gatherings

Thank you for considering serving on the board

It is a great way to help build community among our 30,000-plus alumni! Please fill out this application if you are interested in serving on the alumni board, or call the alumni office with questions at 503-554-2118. Alumni applications are considered on a rolling basis, and decisions are made based on eligibility and open seats.


Michael Peterson

Alumni Board President