The Young Alumni Advisory Council (YAAC) is an elected body of former students who have graduated from Texas A&M University within the last 10 years. Their purpose is to actively promote and enhance the mission, values, and vision of Texas A&M University and The Association of Former Students by assisting and serving the needs of this demographic through professional development, community service, social networking and philanthropic endeavors.
The Young Alumni Advisory Council’s goals are:
As official volunteers of The Association of Former Students, the Young Alumni Advisory Council is made up of three committees and 38 total members. The duties of YAAC members are outlined in their respective committee’s scope of work and shall include, but shall not be limited to, participation in Young Alumni-specific programming; representation of the Council and The Association at local A&M Club events; financial contribution to The Association; and performing any other duties necessary for the successful execution of the mission of the Young Alumni Advisory Council.
- To provide opportunities and events for Young Alumni with programmatic emphasis on social and career development;
- To foster a spirit of involvement and participation amongst Young Alumni; and
- To encourage engagement with constituencies across the university and The Association of Former Students that best meet the needs of the Young Alumni population.
February 2014 - YAAC supports TAMU Women's Basketball
BTHO Breast Cancer Game
2017 YAAC - Committees
To find out more about the former students who make up the YAAC, visit the committee pages below.
A&M Clubs Committee
The A&M Clubs Committee is made up of 14 Regional Representatives who advise The Association of Former Students and Texas A&M Club liaisons (Club Presidents and Young Alumni Coordinators) on best practices for engaging young former students on the local level. This committee is charged with assessing existing engagement strategies, suggesting improvements, and recommending new initiatives for engaging this demographic.
Marketing & Communications Committee
The Marketing and Communications Committee’s purpose is to provide insights from a constituent’s perspective on strategic marketing and best practices for communicating with and engaging young alumni, assessing The Association’s existing communications strategies and suggesting improvements, and recommending future opportunities to extend the lines of communications within the Young Alumni constituency group.
Engagement and Student Transition Committee
The Engagement and Student Transition Committee’s purpose is to advise The Association of Former Students and the Texas A&M University Career Center and recommend new initiatives for serving and engaging this demographic through transition opportunities like professional and career development. The committee is charged with assessing existing engagement strategies, suggesting specifically-designed awards that celebrate their achievements and presenting opportunities for Young Alumni to become engaged with their local A&M Club.
Check out photos from our recent YAAC Meeting here!
Interested in serving on the Young Alumni Advisory Council?