University Alumni Board & Affinity Groups

UNC Charlotte Alumni Board of Directors

The UNC Charlotte Alumni Association Board of Directors is comprised of alumni from all University schools. Currently, Laura Jean, BSCE '08 represents College of Engineering alumni as a Board representative. The purpose of the board is to keep apprised of and be advised on the programs and services offered by the University‚Äôs Office of Alumni Affairs. The 30 members of the Board of Directors meet on a quarterly basis and are integral to the success of the Alumni Association and UNC Charlotte.

Recruitment for the Alumni Board of Directors takes place each spring. Members are either nominated by other alumni or appointed by their individual graduate or professional schools. Each member serves a three-year term beginning on July 1. At the end of the three years, members can be elected to additional terms or offices. If you would like to nominate a College of Engineering alumnus/a, you can review requirements and submit an application on the Board's website.


Affinity Groups


Black Alumni Chapter

The Black Alumni Chapter (BAC) supports participation in University life and to promote the education of current black students and enhance black alumni participation through networking, communication, and program development. Since 2011, BAC has honored the achievements of alumni through the Excellence in Leadership Program. To join the BAC Board of Directors and represent your fellow College of Engineering alumni, you can submit an online application form. For additional chapter information and programming, visit the BAC website.


Young Alumni Chapter

The Young Alumni Chapter (YAC) encourages active participation in the life of UNC Charlotte, with primary emphasis on graduates within the last 10 years and current UNC Charlotte seniors. In 2018, YAC launched the 10 Under Ten Awards to recognize the achievements of recent graduates. Currently, Frank DiPaolo, BSCE '14 represents College of Engineering alumni by serving on the YAC Board of Directors. To join the Board, you can submit an online application form. For additional chapter information and programming, visit the YAC website.


Legacy Alumni Network

The UNC Charlotte Legacy Program recognizes families for making a 49er education part of their family tradition. The program is offered to encourage the 49er spirit in students who are children and/or grandchildren of UNC Charlotte graduates. Learn more on the Legacy Alumni Network website.


Bank of America Alumni Network

The Bank of America Alumni Network looks to connect the more than 1,000 UNC Charlotte alumni who are integral members of one of Charlotte's most important companies. Engagement opportunities include exclusive events and other programs designed specifically for this group of alumni. Learn more on the Bank of America Alumni Network website.