Board of Visitors

Board of Visitors

The Board of Alumni Visitors, established in 2003, brings together a small number of selected individuals from across the nation and from diverse career paths. Board members meet on campus once or twice a year to work with faculty, students, other alumni and friends of Penn State to help advance the cause of the Department. 

Board activities include:

  • Meeting with and helping our students understand the current issues of professional development and career advancement in various fields; creating opportunities for our students including internships, law school, graduate and professional school advising, career networking, and providing information about career options.
  • Acting as ambassadors for the Political Science Department to alumni, friends, and the community at large, helping to ensure that more become aware of the excellence of our educational offerings, student accomplishments, and faculty activities.
  • Assisting the Department Head in developing programs and materials aimed at encouraging external support for our programs, including helping to develop materials and a strategic plan for our long-term fund-raising goals.
  • Providing financial support to the department through personal contributions and participation in selected fund-raising activities.