Paths to and Paths on the HAAThere are numerous ways to get onto the HAA Board of Directors. You can come from any Harvard school, be living anywhere, you don't even need to have a Harvard degree (yet), as long as you're an active leader in the alumni community. Some people start off involved with the HAA as undergraduates, while others don't do much as an alumni until they reach a 10th, 20th, or even later reunion. Here, I'll highlight a few different paths to and paths on the HAA to explore who makes up this organization and what they do in it.
Undergraduates on the Board of DirectorsWhen it comes to bringing in undergraduates, the HAA relies heavily on nominations from different corners of the university. The recruitment committee is led by a team of 5 current members of the committee, and the amount of positions available depends on how many members will be staying on for the next year. Members of the committee who are not a part of the recruiting process have chance to meet invited candidates at "get to know the HAA Board" style events in the middle of the recruitment process for candidates to have their questions answered about our work.
Undergraduates on the board serve a default one year term with the chance to stay on longer, and many of our members have gone on to achieve great accolades, including the Harvard Spirit of the College Award, the Truman Scholarship, and the Rhodes Scholarship.