Assistant Vice President, Alumni & Parent Relations
Dear Drew Family,
I am thrilled to be one of your newest community members and have truly enjoyed the past few months getting to meet the students, faculty and alumni of this great university. I also appreciate the opportunity to share some news on current activities and upcoming opportunities in Alumni Relations. It is a great time to be current (and future) alumni!
Your engagement in and affection for the university are priorities. I encourage and appreciate your insight and feedback to ensure that we are meeting and, we hope, exceeding expectations. We continuously provide opportunities for alumni to tell us how to serve them better. From the use of several professional surveys plus our personal contact with many volunteers, we learn from and develop opportunities based on what alumni want and need from their alma mater. It is an ongoing process as our alumni expectations evolve and our abilities to serve are enhanced.
I encourage you to participate in the life of Drew in many ways, both on and off campus. On campus, the Business Leaders Series, Drew Forums and the College Alumni Association offer opportunities for alumni and friends to come back and give back their time, experience and expertise. In particular, the College Alumni Association provides the advice, guidance and perspective of the general alumni population. This point of view is a critical component in ensuring Alumni House is responsive to alumni needs and able to anticipate and develop opportunities to serve you!
Off campus, the regional alumni clubs are eager to welcome new and current alumni to their geographic area. With formal clubs from Boston to Atlanta and everywhere in between, we have a great forum for alumni to discuss their expectations of the university and each other in raising the profile of Drew on a national level. We are also expanding our volunteer engagement to include alumni athletic and professional networks as well as parents. Being a volunteer is a great way to stay connected to the university, provide valuable input and gain a deeper understanding of the lifelong relationship we all have with our alma mater.
I encourage and welcome input from alumni and students. It is your insight, enthusiasm and participation which will help us build a modern alumni relations program and I look forward to working with you!
Thank you for the warm welcome into the Drew family.
Questions? Please e-mail email@example.com