Each organized Class of former students has elected Class Agents (up to a 5-person team) who serve on The Association of Former Students’ Leadership Council, our governing body. Leadership Council members are official volunteer representatives of The Association of Former Students among the various A&M Clubs, Classes, Areas and Constituent Networks from which the Council’s members are elected. As members of our Leadership Council, Class Agents serve as ambassadors for The Association of Former Students, representing The Association to their Class as well as representing their Class back to The Association.
In accordance with The Association’s Bylaws, each member of our Leadership Council must be an Active member (someone who contributes at least the minimum gift to our Annual Fund each year) and is expected to attend at least one regularly scheduled semi-annual Leadership Council meeting each year. During these important meetings of our governing body, current information on the activities of The Association and Texas A&M University is presented and business requiring Council approval is carried out. All Leadership Council members will conduct themselves in alignment with Texas A&M’s core values of excellence, integrity, leadership, loyalty, respect and selfless service and will work in the mutual best interests of Texas A&M University, The Association of Former Students and their respective constituency.
Class Agents are first elected during the student body elections of their junior year and serve through a six-year term. New Class Agents are elected each succeeding five years either during the Class Reunion or through online elections. Should an elected Class Agent be unable to complete his/her term, the Senior Class President, a previous Class Agent or approved replacement should serve until the next Class Reunion or election. Class Agents work closely with The Association’s Class Programs team to plan Reunions that are held on campus and across the state, and to maintain contact with Classmates through electronic Class newsletters and web communications.
Through Class fundraising efforts, former students provide support for Association programs and projects, scholarships and other gifts to Texas A&M. The Association’s Class Programs team manages and supports the Class Agents and all Class-sponsored activities.
Our team also organizes and promotes the 50th Class Reunion held each spring as well as the annual Sul Ross Group Reunion for all Classes who have graduated at least 55 years ago.
Class Agent Roles & Responsibilities
- In accordance with The Association of Former Students’ Bylaws, all Leadership Council members, including Class Agents:
A. Serve on The Association of Former Students’ Leadership Council;
B. Must attend at least one of The Association’s semi-annual Leadership Council meetings held in the spring and fall; and
C. Be an Active donor to The Association’s Annual Fund.*
- Serve as ambassadors for The Association of Former Students, representing The Association to their Class as well as representing their Class back to The Association.
- Complete a required online Class Agent training within 30 days upon election, as well participate in the annual Volunteer Leadership Workshop in which Class Agent trainings are held.
- Learn about and support The Association’s fundraising efforts, Century Club and other contribution programs.
- Be ambassadors for the McQuillen Society, a prominent network of volunteers who fundraise on behalf of The Association and increase the number of donors by leveraging their own networks of family, friends and peers to secure Century Club gifts on behalf of The Association. This program provides volunteers with the ability to make a difference for The Association and Texas A&M University by using their time and talent to invite family, friends, and others in their own networks to become Century Club members.
- Encourage Classmates to become Active donors to The Association* and join the Century Club.
- Support Pass It Back Day, The Association’s annual one-day of giving and encourage Classmates to make their annual gift to the Annual Fund.
- Pass Class news items and Classmate updates on to The Association.
- Write 2-3 Class Newsletters a year, which will be distributed electronically to the Class.
- Keep in touch with Classmates via social media as well as electronic and personal communications.
- Working with The Association’s Class Programs and Events teams, help plan, organize and facilitate formal and mini Class Reunions as appropriate.
- Manage any existing or new Class Gifts.
*An Active Member of the Century Club is someone who contributes to The Association’s Annual Fund at the $50 level or higher.
Should an elected Class Agent be unable to fulfill these requirements or complete his/her term of office, the senior class president, a previous Class Agent or approved replacement should serve until the next Class Reunion or election.