The University of Illinois Political Science Department Board of Visitors is looking for new board members to expand their geographic representation.

The Board of Visitors is an advisory alumni board that helps advance the goals of the department and seeks to strengthen ties between alumni and the department. Activities of board members include: Networking with alumni, mentoring recent graduates, social events or salons for poli sci grads, helping to recruit new students for the department, creating newsletters and social media posts. They are also starting an alumni awards program next April, and board members will help identify candidates in their areas.

The Board of Visitors meets on campus in the fall and spring each year. Board members may attend in person or by Skype. Board members are expected to make a financial contribution to the department each year.

If you are interested or have someone you can recommend, contact Janelle Rynes at 202.857.6482 or