What is the Alumni Relations Council?

The Alumni Relations Council is a forum for professionals that engage alumni to share expertise, explore mutually beneficial partnerships, and strengthen our ability to connect alumni with each other and the university.

Next Meeting

The New Rules of Engagement: Building the Next Generation of Alumni Leaders and Volunteers
Friday, May 5, 2017
9 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Alumni Center Founders’ Room

Keynote Facilitator: John Tannous, Director of Research Delivery, Education Advisory Board

As alumni relations professionals, we know the value of a strong alumni volunteer base is to the university. But we often we are competing for the attention and time of alumni, especially recent graduates. Join us for an interactive workshop to learn about national trends and research related to alumni volunteerism and engagement. Attendees will gain tips on how to design volunteer opportunities that are meaningful to both the recent grads and the university.

Breakfast and networking begins at 8:30 a.m. with the meeting starting promptly at 9 a.m.

Please RSVP by May 1.

Previous Sessions

Did you miss an Alumni Relations Council event? Or are you curious about the type of information we provide? You can download a PDF of any of the files from our meetings.

November 17, 2016

Meeting Recap

Professor Melville led participants in activities designed to provide a “deeper dive” into learning how data and metrics can support and amplify alumni relations. Attendees received a complimentary copy of Data Driven Nonprofits.


Slide Deck

September 14, 2016

Meeting Recap

Ross alum Peter Faricy ’95 shared his Amazon insight at the September meeting to help attendees understand how data can optimize customer (or alumni) engagement. Professor Nigel Melville shed light on how AR teams can become more data-informed organizations. The School of Information previewed a Bicentennial App that will launch in January 2017.


Meeting Slide Deck

April 18, 2016

Get Connected

If you’re interested in joining our email list to receive event information or have other questions about the Alumni Relations Council, email Ayanna McConnell at ayannam@umich.edu.