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

Data Science 2.0: Towards Evidence-Based Decision Making
Thursday, November 17, 2016
2 – 4 p.m.
2560 Blau, Ross School of Business

Guest Facilitator: Dr. Nigel Melville, Associate Professor of Technology and Operations at the Stephen M. Ross School of Business

At the September ARC meeting, Professor Melville shared an overview of data science, and its role in amplifying alumni engagement. During this ARC workshop, Professor Melville will lead participants in activities designed to provide a “deeper dive” into learning how data and metrics can support and amplify alumni relations. Emerging themes from participants will guide the session, so come prepared to fully engage! Attendees will receive a complimentary copy of Data Driven Nonprofits.

September 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. Future sessions include:

  • Data Science 2.0
  • Measuring Alumni Engagement
  • Reunions @ Michigan

Take a look at the resources from this meeting below.

How can we help you?

Please share your thoughts on the Alumni Relations Council, as well as feedback on the June meeting. Note: this survey is for all Alumni Relations colleagues, not just attendees to the June Meeting.

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.

September 14, 2016

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.