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Reves International Advisory Board

The Reves International Advisory Board is an external body of distinguished, experienced and engaged friends of William & Mary who serve as advocates for the university’s international initiatives. 

Members of the board provide external perspectives to the Vice Provost for Academic and International Affairs. The focus of the work currently is on the Reves Center for International Studies and the W&M Global Research Institute (GRI) but can extend to other parts of campus. The board currently has 31 members.  Members are mostly W&M alumni, but the board welcomes non-graduates as well. (View full membership roster).

Nominations are submitted by March 1 and invitations are extended in late May/early June. The board has an advisory role but no fiduciary responsibilities. The board currently has four committees – Development & Finance, Governance & Nominating, Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, and Programs – which provide additional counsel to the various parts of W&M’s international efforts.

Board Member Expectations

The role of a board member is to increase public awareness of the university’s international accomplishments and needs; to promote and assist in garnering philanthropic support for Reves and the Global Research Institute; to become fluent in expressing the mission and goals of Reves and GRI and their funding priorities; to assist the Vice Provost, Reves Center, and GRI in strategic planning and in the development and implementation of short and long term goals; to evaluate and make recommendations regarding on-going and future programs; and to take part in community outreach and service on behalf of W&M’s international efforts.  As the lead volunteer body for the Reves Center and the GRI, advisory board members are expected to take an active role in financially supporting Reves and/or GRI on an annual basis.   

Time and Financial Commitments

Board members are expected to:

  • Attend two in-person meetings and one virtual meeting annually. 
  • Consider a gift of at least $5,000 annually.  
  • Hold office for a term of three years with the possibility of extending to a second term.
  • Serve on at least one board committee or working group during each term.
  • Participate in engagement opportunities by attending or hosting events sponsored by the Reves Center and/or GRI; engage in regional alumni activities on behalf of the board; make recommendations to enhance student and/or alumni opportunities; and participate in philanthropic giving to support the Reves Center and other parts of the University.
Interested in Joining the Board?

To submit a self-nomination or to nominate someone you know, please contact [[dralleman,Dianne Alleman]].