Yale alumni vote each spring to elect a new Alumni Fellow to serve a six-year term on the Yale Corporation, the University's governing board of trustees. Acting on behalf of all alumni, the Association of Yale Alumni appoints a nominating committee to seek out and present a slate of candidates prominent in their fields, diverse in background and experienced in leadership. Corporation regulations also permit a candidate who obtains a certain number of signed petitions to be placed on the ballot.
The ballots are distributed by the Office of the Secretary. Click here for information about ballots.
Miscellaneous regulations governing Alumni Fellow elections
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