Submit a Board of Trustee Nomination

Submit a Board of Trustee Nomination

The Alumni Association, acting through the Alumni Board of Directors (Alumni Board) and the Alumni Engagement Office, will solicit nominees from all alumni for consideration to be one of three candidates on an alumni ballot for election to the Washington and Lee University Board of Trustees.

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Timeline – Board of Trustee Nomination Process

  • Oct. 15, 2021 - The nomination and endorsement period ends. All candidates must provide the required information for consideration by this date.
  • From mid-November to mid-December – The Trustee Election Committee of the Alumni Board and the executive director of Alumni Engagement will conduct confidential due diligence on the nominees’ applications. The Alumni Board shall deliberate in confidence and select by a confidential majority vote the final slate of three alumni who will stand as candidates for election as a Trustee.
  • January 2022 – Anticipate alumni voting on the three candidates will occur starting at this time. No proxy voting is allowed.
  • At or before the Feb. 10-12, 2022 meeting of the Board of Trustees – The executive director of Alumni Engagement and 2021-2022 Alumni Association President Nelson Bunn ‘08 will review the voting results and communicate the winner to the secretary of the Board of Trustees and the chair of the Trusteeship Committee. The expectation is that the winner will be elected at that meeting.
  • May 2022 meeting of the Board of Trustees – Alumni Board anticipates the new Trustee will take the oath to begin their term.

For more detailed information on the election process, please read the Alumni Association University Trustee Election Process.