The SIU SOM Alumni Society Board of Governors is composed of 20 alumni members and represents the interest of all alumni in matters relating to the School of Medicine. Newly elected board members will be seated at the spring meeting and will serve a three-year term. Two regularly scheduled meetings are held per year in Springfield. Among the board’s specific responsibilities are to direct the distinguished alumni program and the student resource fund, to provide guidance to the SIU Foundation in matters relating to alumni fund raising, and to partner with the SOM in promoting the welfare of the SOM on a state and national level. The general management of programs and policies of the Alumni Society is vested in the Board of Governors.