Alumni Executive Council


The purpose of the Nebraska Wesleyan University Alumni Executive Council is to assist Nebraska Wesleyan University with its mission, vision and core values, help the Director of Alumni Relations to identify challenges and opportunities for NWU, keep alumni informed about NWU and its progress, encourage the establishment of life-long relationships between alumni and NWU, and help build the human and financial resources necessary to reach NWU’s priorities and goals. The Alumni Executive Council will assist staff in planning and implementing events, provide feedback on various programs, participate with a variety of NWU outreach efforts, engage in fundraising activities, and help with the overall stewardship of alumni who support NWU with their gifts of time, talent, and treasure. Council members serve a two-year term and can be re-appointed for up to three consecutive terms.

The Alumni Executive Council seeks to:

  • Serve as a voice for the NWU alumni community
  • Advise and provide insight to NWU about strategic initiatives and special projects
  • Re-engage alumni with NWU and foster strong alumni affinity for Nebraska Wesleyan University
  • Strengthen recruiting, enrollment and retention of NWU students
  • Support Nebraska Wesleyan University financially and encourage alumni giving

Each Council member strives to:

  • Publicly endorse NWU and its educational mission and serve as an overall ambassador
  • Know and support Nebraska Wesleyan University’s strategic goals and objectives
  • Serve as an advisor to administration regarding specific NWU strategic initiatives
  • Attend and participate in AEC meetings, as scheduled
  • Serve as host at social and networking events for NWU alumni and friends and actively encourage attendance
  • Identify prospective students and assist in the recruitment process
  • Make a meaningful personal financial commitment annually to Nebraska Wesleyan University and assist in raising funds from NWU alumni and friends
  • Serve as a professional resource for current students and assist them in internship placement
  • Identify and cultivate volunteers and future Alumni Executive Council members
  • Gather and share relevant information about alumni with the Alumni Relations Office

To learn more about the Alumni Executive Council and/or to recommend a team member candidate, please contact Shelley McHugh at smchugh [at]