Search under way for Alumni Association director

By Staff

A national search for the next executive director of the University of Colorado Alumni Association is under way. The search was announced recently by University of Colorado at Boulder Chancellor Philip P. DiStefano.

Ron Stump is serving as interim executive director of the association until a permanent hire is made for the position. Stump formerly served for more than a decade as CU-Boulder's vice chancellor for student affairs.

"This is a key post and an important moment in the life of our CU family," DiStefano said. "Under Ron's leadership, the Alumni Association has moved in a bold new direction with the 'Forever Buffs' membership concept. Now we are seeking an individual of unique talents who can build on this achievement, and help us continue to shape a visionary affinity model for our alumni for the 21st century."

DiStefano named CU-Boulder Chief Financial Officer Ric Porreca chair of the 12-member search committee. The Alumni Association position will be advertised locally and nationally through March; applications then will be reviewed and a short list will be presented to the provost. The executive director of the Alumni Association is expected to be on board by the end of spring semester.

The executive director is responsible for building and operating a leading alumni program, expanding CU-Boulder's relationship with its 240,000 alumni and supporting CU-Boulder's Flagship 2030 strategic plan. He or she will be appointed by, and report to, Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs Julie M. Wong.

Besides Porreca, search committee members include Jimmy Calano, alumni board president; Lisa Severy, director of Career Services; Jon Tsuda, Student Organizations Finance Office alumni; Pam Jones, associate vice president of development, CU Foundation; Ally Frusciano, assistant director of alumni events and outreach; Sarah Lindsay, sophomore in pre-journalism and president of the student alumni organization; Kathleen Majewski, University of Colorado Student Union liaison to the Alumni Association; Bob Schulzinger, history professor; Marty Evans, Director's Club member; Mike Bohn, athletics director; and Bronson Hilliard, CU-Boulder spokesman.

Applications submitted by March 31 will receive full consideration. A position description and information on how to apply is available here.