Delaware Valley University’s board of trustees is actively seeking to connect with young alumni and students to gain new insights and fresh perspectives. As part of its outreach efforts, the university’s board has created a young alumni trustee position. This position will be filled annually by a member of DelVal’s most recent graduating senior class, who will serve a two-year term on the board, with the same rights and privileges as any other trustee.
The university community will nominate young alumni for the position, and a committee will review the nominations and recommend one candidate to the board of trustees. The first young alumni trustee will be announced at the May 2021 commencement and will begin serving in the 2021 to 2022 academic year. The idea of the position was proposed by board vice chair Chip Krauskopf, who is a descendant of the founder of the university.
“Delaware Valley University is a school that is known for its tight-knit community and personal attention,” said Krauskopf. “We created this position to give our young alumni a seat at the table. We know students and alumni have great ideas that can drive positive change on campus. This is one way for us to allow ideas from a greater variety of voices to reach the board level.