The Yale SOM Alumni Association (SOMAA) exists to be a voice for alumni and to promote a lifelong community of personal, professional and intellectual connections among alumni and to the school. We work to strengthen connections within the Yale community, in local communities, across management fields, and across sectors.
The SOMAA is made up entirely of a team of alumni volunteers who commit 7-10 days of their time each year for three years. Board members meet virtually as well as in New Haven, CT. SOMAA board members serve as your:
- Eyes and ears, keeping you abreast of significant developments at Yale SOM;
- Voice, making sure alumni perspectives and concerns are included in discussions with administration and faculty decision makers; and
- Hands, helping to steer, organize, and finance regional alumni chapters around the world, keeping alumni connected with each other, with the school, and other relevant professional and social networks
In addition, we serve as a “direct action clearinghouse” that connects interested alumni with opportunities to work with Students, Faculty, Admissions, the Career Development Office (CDO), and more. SOMAA is supported by the Office of Alumni Relations at SOM. Governance is laid out in the Mission and By-Laws.