Advisory Boards

Two advisory boards represent all Guilford graduates: the Guilford College Alumni Association Board (GCAAB) and the Black Alumni of Guilford College Advisory Board (BAGCAB). These alumni representatives liaison with College administrators, students and the Board of Trustees via the Office of Alumni Relations staff, and work in partnership to serve the needs of our 20,000 + alumni across the nation and globe. These 40-member boards serve as both a sounding board for emerging programming that is promoted by the Office of Alumni Relations and communicates with the campus leadership about ongoing programming and challenges. They connect with their alumni peers to inform the College of alumni interests, news and more.

Our GCAAB seeks to promote alumni networking, advancing programming in the Guilford community locally and nationally and to foster goodwill and philanthropy among its membership and potential stakeholders in the College.

Our BAGCAB’s vision is to create an empowered collegiate experience of students, to expand the impact of administrative initiatives, and support the post-graduate endeavors of alumni by engaging the Black Alumni of Guilford College in a lifelong commitment of participation, leadership, service and celebration of culture and friendship.

Guilford’s boards serve a valuable role in giving back to their alma mater in support of programming in enrollment, alumni programming, philanthropy, homecoming, reunions in support of our educational mission and celebration of our core values.

The boards meet multiple times each academic year and have a designated seat on our Board of Trustees.

Guilford College Alumni Association Board of Directors (GCAAB)

The Alumni Association Board of Directors serves in an advisory capacity to the Alumni Association Executive Committee that works directly with the College to enhance services provided to alumni at large. It also functions as an influential body that exists to serve and sustain the association by:

  • Promoting fellowship among alumni,
  • Developing supportive experiences with current students and alumni,
  • Advancing programs and services provided by the Association to the Guilford community, and
  • Fostering goodwill and philanthropy among its members and potential stakeholders toward the College

Black Alumni of Guilford College Advisory Board (BAGCAB)

Established on July 20, 2013, the Black Alumni of Guilford College Advisory Board (BAGCAB) is an officially sanctioned advisor to the College, operating in partnership with the Guilford College Alumni Association Board (GCAAB).

Our mission is to engage the Black Alumni in supporting the academic and social experience of students, advocating for the leadership and inclusion of administrators, and promoting lifelong tradition, pride and loyalty among alumni.

The vision is to create an empowered collegiate experience for students, expand the impact of administrative initiatives, and support the post-graduate endeavors of alumni by engaging the Black Alumni of Guilford College in a lifelong commitment to participation, leadership, service and celebration of culture and friendship through:

  • Information 
    Facilitate professional and social networking opportunities for Black alumni, students, faculty, and staff.
  • Relationships 
    Collaborate with Guilford College in the recruitment and retention of students, and partnering with alumni.
  • Fundraising 
    Support initiatives that raise funds to enhance the development of Black Students and alumni.
  • History 
    Preserve Guilford's Black history and Black History at Guilford, with the recognition of Black alumni and student achievement.
  • Accountability
    Hold Guilford College accountable for providing an equitable, anti-racist, multicultural, and culturally relevant environment.

We thank the office of the President, GCAAB, Multicultural Education Department (MED) and the Office of Alumni Relations, along with the Black Alumni who started, steered and fought over the years for this voice.

BAGC Members, 2014
BAGC Members, 2014

GCAAB and BAGCAB terms are 2 years. Members may serve up to 3 successive, 2 year terms. Nominations are accepted on a rolling basis, but decisions are made in February of each year for the following two year term.