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New Staffing Model at Alumni & Parent Relations

From Patty Farmer, Alumni & Parent Relations: The Alumni & Parent Relations Office has a new staffing model that will help us expand our outreach efforts and broaden the impact that alumni have on campus with students and with one another.

We have created two assistant director for Alumni & Parent Relations positions, each with a distinct role in the department. Kay MacLean, who has been with the department for over a decade, will transition to the assistant director position that will develop and grow our Alumni to Alumni Career Services outreach and volunteer management. She will also coordinate the 25th through Golden Circle (50 year+) class reunions, and Golden Circle programming. Kay’s office is on the third floor of the Barry Alumni Center in the front of Elliot Hall.

Pauline Dionne, another long-time veteran of KSC who has been with us part time, will transition to the department full time as the senior administrative assistant. Pauline’s office will be in the Alumni & Parent Relations reception area, on the second floor of Elliot Hall.

Sara Telfer has been hired as our second assistant director, and she will concentrate on developing new programs to engage students and recent alumni in Alumni Relations activities. Sara will be responsible for the identification, recruitment, and orientation/training of students and recent alumni volunteers in new programs (including career planning, alumni mentoring, internships, and initiating a student- driven Student Ambassadors program). She will also manage strategic development of technology-based services provided to students and alumni and parents. Sara’s office will be next to Kay’s on the third Floor of the Barry Alumni Center in the front of Elliot Hall. Sara will join us August 10.

Our Alumni Association Board of Directors has worked hard to assess the program offerings of the past few decades and many of these new initiatives are a result of that self-assessment and strategic planning. Many more events/programs will be reviewed/revised, and we will work to expand offerings for greater engagement between the campus community and the alumni and parent constituency groups.

Thank you to all who have helped us in our transitions with your encouragement and enthusiasm. We are all very excited about the changes, and the construction of the new Alumni Center. Please don’t hesitate to contact any one of our staff with questions or comments.

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