Develop your alumni board in a way that allows you to accomplish strategic objectives and goals.
Learn how you can increase the effectiveness of your alumni board and its members’ involvement. Representing alumni relations, annual giving, and academic perspectives, our expert instructors will share practical tips and advice on how you can create a more effective board, including:
Engaging young alumni with a board or council can be an effective way to build on their desire to remain connected to their alma mater. In this workshop, you will walk through planning for and working with your alumni board to better engage your newest alumni.
This conference is carefully designed for institutional representatives charged with increasing board effectiveness, as well as alumni board members. You are highly encouraged to bring teams comprised of both constituents. When you register two people, a third can attend for 50% off the registration price.
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Learning Outcome:After participating in this conference, you will be able to develop your alumni board to accomplish strategic objectives and goals.
Engaging young alumni with a board or council can be an extremely effective way to capitalize on their desire to remain connected to their alma mater. Additionally, these board members can provide valuable insight on their own constituents, who are often difficult to reach and engage. In this workshop, our faculty will guide you through:
Matthew Colson is responsible for the vision, strategy and development of alumni engagement for Stony Brook’s more than 175,000 alumni worldwide. He works closely with the deans of thirteen schools and colleges across campus, the Stony Brook Alumni Association Executive Committee, and University Advancement colleagues to develop meaningful student and alumni experiences that will create and sustain lifelong relationships with the university.
Since his arrival in 2012, Matthew created all-new alumni programs that have significantly engaged alumni in the fabric of the university, invigorated Stony Brook’s alumni association board, and strengthened the university’s alumni network with an aggressive expansion of regional programming and chapter development.
Susan E. Pyron has direct responsibility for the alumni association’s board of directors and oversight of the annual giving, athletic giving, alumni relations, and parent relations offices focusing on constituent engagement and securing current operations support. Previously, Susan was the executive director of the Commission on the Future, a project that engaged nearly 400 alumni, parents, and friends in a year-long study that formed the foundation of Gettysburg College’s former $100M campaign. Gettysburg College is currently in the public phase of a $150 million comprehensive campaign.
Dr. Richtermeyer’s teaching interests are in the areas of corporate governance, accounting information systems, and managerial, governmental, and nonprofit accounting. Her research interests include corporate governance, technology enablement and enterprise systems, nonprofit accounting, and professional issues for accountants.
Dr. Richtermeyer works actively with a variety of professional organizations and is a frequent speaker for professional development programs on financial leadership, technology integration, organizational governance and performance measurement. She has authored many articles in academic and practitioner publications. Before joining UMass-Lowell, Dr. Richtermeyer was Associate Dean and Professor of Accountancy at Xavier University, on faculty at the University of Wyoming and the University of Colorado at Denver, and taught while completing her doctoral studies at the University of Colorado at Boulder.
Ashlyn W. Sowell has enjoyed a career in development for over twenty years. She is the Senior Director of Development for The Fund For Johns Hopkins Medicine. Ashlyn's first position was as Director of Development for The Children's House at Johns Hopkins and The Grant-A-Wish Foundation (now known as Believe in Tomorrow). From there she moved to her alma mater, Duke University, serving as Annual Fund Director at The Fuqua School of Business and a Major Gift Officer at the Medical Center, during Duke's $2 billion campaign. In 2006, Ashlyn joined the development staff at Gettysburg College where she held several key positions. As Associate Vice President for Development & Campaign Director, Ashlyn led the planning, leadership and public phases of Gettysburg's $150 million campaign, working closely with the president and board of trustees. Her move back to Johns Hopkins in 2015 took her career full circle back to working in health care with grateful patients. She is an active speaker and writer in the field and loves to mentor newcomers to development.
Erin currently serves as the Director of Alumni and Parent Relations for her alma mater, Catawba College in Salisbury, NC. Previously, Erin was the lead staff liaison to the ‘Burgians Of the Last Decade (BOLD) Council at Gettysburg College. There she implemented plans to establish and manage a volunteer board of young alumni in order to create meaningful connections between the College and its most recent graduates. In addition to working with the young alumni board, she also worked on initiatives that served the Gettysburg College’s entire young alumni population. Prior to career in Higher Education, Erin worked on Capitol Hill as a press aide and a clerk in the House of Representatives.
Hyatt Regency Mission Bay Spa and Marina 1441 Quivira Rd San Diego, CA 92109
To reserve your room, please call 619-224-1234. Please indicate that you are with the Academic Impressions group to receive the group rate.
The rate is $189 for single or double occupancy, plus a resort fee.
A room block has been reserved for the nights of June 4, 5, and 6, 2017.
Make your reservations prior to May 12, 2017. There are a limited number of rooms available at the conference rate. Please make your reservations early. Rooms are subject to hotel availability.
Hyatt Regency Mission Bay Spa & Marina promises incredible amenities, easy access to San Diego attractions, and impeccable service from a welcoming staff. Luxuriate in the eco-friendly, full-service spa, take a water taxi to SeaWorld San Diego, plan a day of sportfishing, stroll on the beach, or relax in a deck chair at the award-winning hotel pool and watch the boats in the marina. You’ll find the best of California coastal chic at this luxury hotel in San Diego.
San Diego International Airport (SAN) is located approximately six miles from the Hyatt Regency Mission Bay Spa & Marina hotel.
Shuttle: Fare is approximately $12, per person, one-way. Advanced reservations are required. Visit SuperShuttle’s website or call 800-258-3826 to make your reservation.
Uber / Lyft: Fare is approximately $15 one-way. Rates will vary. Please visit the Hyatt's transportation page for additional information.
“This is perhaps the best cost-effective conference I've ever attended. I'm extremely excited with what I have learned. It is very relevant and all I needed to know about alumni boards: strengthening strategy and growing engagement. Returning to the university with a notebook of 416 pages including all relevant resource materials!”- Selim Sharif, Associate Director of Alumni Relations, Trinity University
“This is not a conference where you leave inspired by some great ideas, that I will need to look into, eventually learn more details about, and probably never implement. I am instead leaving excited to get working on a list of specific tasks that I can do this month with the stellar resources provided to me and really make an impact at my university.”- Tasmim Anwar, Associate Director, Whiting School of Engineering, Johns Hopkins University
“Academic Impressions is a great professional development conference as it really dissects topics for newcomers to the field.”- Bob Machovsky, Director of Alumni Relations and Annual Giving, Northwest Missouri State University
“My volunteers and I were able to walk away with ideas and resources to implement over time with our alumni board.”- Lauren Simione, Associate Director of Alumni Relations, University of Delaware
“Outstanding experience to bring a team - including alumni president and exec director - to learn together, bond together, and ultimately, implement best practices together.”- Bettyann O’Neill, Vice President for Institutional Advancement, Berry College
“AI educational offerings are excellent! The conference presented a comprehensive, interactive and effective format!”- Felicia Murphy-Phillips, Foundation Executive Director, University of the District of Columbia
“AI will provide you with the resources and tools to whip your alumni board into shape, and have them actively engaged!”- Yanyn San Luis, Assistant Director, Alumni Relations, Florida International University
“I was so pleased with the choice of hotel, with the length of the sessions and the extra value of being able to engage with board members from other institutions. I feel my knowledge on improving our board has increased exponentially.”- Rina T. Daniels, Alumni Board Treasurer, University of the District of Columbia
“This conference provided meaningful and applicable content that can be applied by a variety of alumni affairs professionals to create positive, measurable change on their alumni boards.”- Mindy Marks, Director of Shared Interest Groups, Yale University
“This event reflects a lot of careful though and consideration, which all ends up on on the bottom line of the experience.”- Rob Gilgan, Alumni Development Coordinator, Red Deer College
“I have attended several CASE conferences and this is my first Academic Impressions. I must say that I was more impressed with this conference; the professional staff, content of workshop and logistics than at any of the other conferences I attended. This was much more applicable to my job duties.”- Jane Dungan, Associate Director of Alumni Programs, Randolph-Macon College
“Expert speakers that spoke with experience about the topics I needed to know. Loved the intimate setting where conversations with other attends was as valuable as anything else.”- Curtis J. Morley, President of the Board, Alumni Association, Utah Valley University
“The small group allowed us to engage in a lot of meaningful discussions. The one on one time with conference experts was most meaningful and extremely beneficial.”- Jaclyn Gear, Director of Alumni Relations, Delaware Valley College
“It's a wonderful way to introduce board leaders to the board dynamic quickly and efficiently.”- Jeri Allphin, Alumni Director, Utah Valley University
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