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The Gallaudet University Alumni Association (GUAA) was founded in 1889.
The GUAA has three objectives according to the GUAA Bylaws:
The GUAA represents more than 18,000 alumni of Gallaudet University who
live across the United States and around the world. Currently, there are
more than 8,000 Life Members and 56 chapters in the U.S., in Japan and
Canada. The Association is governed by a Board of Directors who are
elected by alumni Life Members of the GUAA. The Association strives to
keep the alumni informed of University and alumni news through Gallaudet
Today, the university's magazine and newsletter, and by way of the
Internet. The Association, along with the University's Office of Alumni
Relations, is headquartered in the Peikoff Alumni House ("Ole Jim"). The
Office of Alumni Relations works in conjunction with the GUAA on many of
its programs and also maintains alumni addresses and other data.
The GUAA Board of Directors serves a four-year term and is elected
through an international ballot coordinated by a GUAA chapter and
involving all alumni GUAA Life Members. Only Active Life Members (those
who have graduated from Gallaudet) are eligible to be elected to the
offices of President, Vice-President, Secretary, Treasurer, and Board
Member for the Home, East, Middle, and West Regions. The Board also
includes two Members at Large and the Executive Director. See below to
learn about the current board members.
The GUAA maintains an alumni network throughout its 52 chapters. Each
chapter has its own bylaws, consistent with the GUAA Bylaws, conducts
its own elections, and sponsors its own programs and activities to
support themselves, the GUAA, and the University.
Board Member - Home Region
Board Member - East Region
Board Member - Middle Region
Board Member - West Region
Board Member - Member at Large
Executive Director, GUAA
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