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

Brown Bag Series: Alumni Through the Decades – Engaging Future Alumni
Tuesday, March 21, 2017
12 – 1 p.m.
Alumni Center Founders’ Room

A common question in the Alumni Relations community is “How do we connect with students before they graduate?”

Join us for a brown bag session where we’ll hear directly from students about their perspectives on staying connected to the Michigan community, both during college and after graduation. Attendees will also be able to share current student initiatives – both pride points and lessons learned.

Beverages and fruit will be provided to accompany your lunch.

Please RSVP by March 16.

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.