About the President
Points of Pride
A Special Place
Dille Fund for Excellence
President's Remarks & Updates
Vision Task Force
University Reaccreditation 2007
Office of the President
203 Owens Hall
1104 Seventh Ave. S.
Moorhead, MN 56563
MSUM Alumni Relationship
Strategic Plan (2009-2012)
the lives of alumni and friends by helping them establish lifelong
relationships with MSUM and with each other.
Mission: Engage alumni and friends in the life,
promotion and advancement of MSUM.
To accomplish our mission we
and involve alumni and friends as vital stakeholders in
involve alumni and friends in the work of the
University, representing their interests.
information provided by alumni and friends in a
professional and confidential manner at all times.
and friends contributions of time, talent and treasure.
Inform alumni and
friends about the University and the Alumni Foundation
mission, goals, programs and achievements.
mission, goals, and programs of the Alumni Foundation
compliment those of the University.
and friends to support and participate in the activities
of the Alumni Foundation and the University.
and friends to serve as ambassadors of MSUM in their
Our primary goal for any
interaction or event is to connect with our alumni and enhance their
relationship with the University and with each other. Our core work is
to manage relationships, tell the story of MSUM, engage alumni, and be
good stewards of our resources.
BUILD ESPIRT DE
CORPS WITHIN THE COMMUNITY OF ALUMNI AND FRIENDS BY
ACTIVELY AND MEANINGFULLY ENGAGING GRADUATES IN THE LIFE
OF THE UNIVERSITY AND WITH ONE ANOTHER.
Develop the University presence among
alumni where they live and work.
Reunions and alumni travel
Meet the President events
Distinguished alum banquet
Bring alumni to the campus
4th of July events
Distinguished alum awards (Including
Hall of Fame, Business awards, etc.)
Founders Week events
Expand communication with alumni to keep
graduates informed about institutional
issues and opportunities and to instill
pride in them for the University.
Special communication throughout the
Growth in annual
participation at events
Number of alumni
who return to campus for events
Growth in percent
of class members participating in reunions
Growth in number
of readers of E-news
Growth in travel
discovery visits noted for follow up after events
MOTIVATE, FACILITATE AND LEAD ALUMNI
AND FRIENDS SUPPORT OF MSUM IN ALL FORMS.
and coach talented, successful alumni to
serve as volunteer leaders for the
Alumni Foundation and for the
Number of alumni volunteers (i.e.
Alumni Relations Committee, Dragon Fire Committee, Board
Number who participate in planned
Number who are guest lecturers,
volunteer at the student academic conference, etc.
BUILD RELATIONSHIPS WITH STUDENTS BY
SUPPORTING THEIR MSUM EXPERIENCE AND INTRODUCE THEM TO
OPPORTUNITY FOR LIFE LONG INVOLVEMENT WITH MSUM AND THE
Increase support for
students by growing the Alumni
Foundation scholarship. funds and
bringing together student recipients
with student leaders on campus.
Connect alumni to
students for purpose of mentoring.
Explore creating a
student alumni association.
Be present at
orientation, finals time, Dragons After
Dark, pre-graduation events and
graduation offer new graduates
Teach students about
MSUMs heritage and traditions as well
as the opportunity for involvement with
the University after graduation at every
Growth of annual scholarship dollars
awarded to students
Regularity of interaction with student
Number of contacts made with new
students throughout the year
Number of seniors attending
MAKE THE ALUMNI FOUNDATION AN EVEN
MORE INTEGRATED AND INDISPENSABLE PART OF THE
strategic priorities of the University
in Alumni Foundation communication.
Distribute University information pieces
at all events.
Work closely with
Deans, dept. chairs and faculty. Assign
fundraiser to each Dean and the Athletic
Be the connection for
alumni to the University and the
University to alums.
across the campus with the Athletics
Dept., student life, admissions and the
Ensure alumni are
recognized as a vital part of the
University Community. (i.e. poster
boards, newspaper ads, success stories
in all our communications.)
Relocate to a visible
Number of website visits and calls to
Alumni Foundation annually
Number of scheduled meetings with the
Deans and Athletic Director
Number of collaborative programs
Number of alumni who participate in
student activities (i.e. guest lectures, etc.)
STRENGTHEN THE ALUMNI RELATIONS
COMMITTEE AND BOARD VOLUNTEERS.
Attract volunteers and
professionals for the team and retain
their active participation and
investment in the program.
Increase the total
number of volunteers.
partnerships on campus to better serve
the alumni and the University.
Use technology and
best practices to insure operations are
maximizing efficiency and the alumni
database is rich in content.
Growth in number of alumni relations
Survey volunteers annually for
feedback on their participation
Growth in the number of usable alumni
Track number of programs and events
created and executed in partnership with other campus
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