LAS Board of Visitors Member Expectations
To help ensure the long-term success of the Butler University
College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, a Board of Visitors (BOV) was
created to advocate for the College and to support its needs.
In order to carry out these duties successfully, members of the BOV
are expected to contribute in several meaningful ways through this
special opportunity to help advance the College's vision and
objectives. A list of expectations for members of the BOV is
Responsibilities of the Board of Visitors (BOV) Members
- Serving a full 3-year term as a member of the BOV.
- Making a minimum personal financial contribution of $1000 per
year to the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences each year.
(Employers' matching gifts will be counted toward the expected
member contribution level.)
- Participating in two BOV meetings and one additional
Butler-related event (alumni event, career services, etc.) annually
to demonstrate support towards the alma mater.
- Suggesting names of other College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
graduates or other supporters of Butler University or the liberal
arts and sciences in general as potential members of the Board of
- Identifying and providing names of other graduates, friends,
and community leaders who would be interested in supporting the
College of Liberal Arts and Sciences.
- Sharing key messages with new audiences about the need to
support the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences and Butler
University as it advances its mission in the 21st
- Meeting the other responsibilities outlined in Article V of the
BOV's By-Laws from time to time.
The passion and commitment which the Butler University College
of Liberal Arts and Sciences BOV members exhibit with respect to
the College should encourage students, Butler graduates, and
friends of the College to rally to the cause and help ensure the
success of its initiatives.
A Development Committee of the College of Liberal Arts and
Sciences BOV has been created in part to review member expectations
and to assist each member in fulfilling these responsibilities
successfully. Toward this end, the Development Committee will
review the above expectations on a semi-annual basis, together with
BOV members' efforts to meet or exceed them, as a means of helping
the BOV optimize this service opportunity on behalf of the College.
The Committee will not have access to individual giving
levels but will receive BOV contributions data from authorized
development staff only on an aggregate basis. Furthermore,
the Committee will use the results of such reviews solely to help
and encourage BOV members to take advantage of opportunities to
support the College in a manner consistent with the expectations