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Alumni Board

Naresh Chandan

Naresh Chandan


Galli, Melissa-59416

Melissa M. Galli

D.P.M.'09, M.H.A.'08, AACFAS

Apply to be on the Alumni Board of Directors

The responsibilities of the DMU Alumni Association Board of Directors include:

  • serve on his/her respective College Alumni Council;
  • to prepare for, attend, and participate in regularly scheduled board meetings;
  • endorse and support the University Strategic Plan and initiatives;
  • plan, direct and implement the DMU Alumni Association’s Strategic Plan in a manner consistent and supportive of the DMU Strategic Plan;
  • be familiar with the programs and activities sponsored, organized, and coordinated by the Alumni Relations and Development offices;
  • serve as an ambassador and work collaboratively for the University through interactions with the board of trustees, president, deans, students, faculty, staff, and its communities;
  • represent the Alumni Association at DMU events and encourage attendance from colleagues;
  • identify, cultivate, and recruit alumni to support areas such as student recruitment, mentoring, Global Health, event programming, financial support, and more;
  • leverage alumni talents and resources to benefit DMU;
  • contribute annually at a minimum of the Dean’s Leadership level;
  • exemplify a history of commitment and support to DMU; and
  • have a desire and passion to serve in this leadership role.

If you have questions please contact us at 515-271-1463 or

  • Supporting documents

    Please attach or mail the following:

    1. Letter of Intent to serve. Accompanying this application should be a letter of your intent to serve and why you have an interest to be considered for this important leadership role.

    2. Copy of your CV or resume

    3. Letter of recommendation is appreciated, but not required. References may be requested for selection process.

    Mailed documents may be sent to:
    Alumni Relations Office
    3440 Grand Avenue
    Des Moines, IA 50312