Tulane alumni leaders convene in St. Louis

August 1, 2014 11:00 AM

Will Burdette

The Tulane Alumni Association (TAA) Board of Directors held its annual summer meeting July 25–26 on the campus of Washington University in St. Louis. While the board members from around the country were in town, they attended a “Hello Wave” party hosted by Phyllis Karsh Cherrick (Newcomb College class of 1976), parent of Elizabeth Cherrick (class of 2014), for 10 incoming Tulane students hailing from the St Louis area.

Some of the Tulane Alumni Association board members attending the annual summer meeting

Some of the Tulane Alumni Association board members attending the annual summer meeting at Washington University in St. Louis pause for a group shot while on a walking tour of the campus, led by a student guide, right. (Photo from the Office of Alumni Relations)

Tulane alumni leaders joined Yvette Jones, executive vice president for university relations and development, and staff from the Office of Alumni Relations for meetings focused on strategic planning, reunion programming and volunteer engagement for the coming academic year. 

Pam Henson, associate vice chancellor for alumni and development programs at Wash U, joined Jones for a collaborative discussion on alumni development and outreach, including regional development initiatives at both universities.  

“The mission of the Tulane Alumni Association is to create opportunities that connect alumni, foster loyalty to the university and enhance the lifelong Tulane experience,” said James Stofan, Tulane vice president for alumni relations. 

“These meetings are an important part of the work we do with our alumni leaders on improving our engagement efforts in a strategic and tactical way. I can’t thank our colleagues from Washington University in St. Louis enough. They were outstanding hosts and provided us with an exceptional environment for these meetings.” 

The TAA supports a number of programs and opportunities for alumni to stay connected with the university and with each other, including the new mentoring and networking platform, Tulane Connect, the Alumni Travel and Lifecycle Programs, Clubs and Shared Interest Groups and Tulane Reunions

Do you know a Tulane alumnus or alumna who would make a great ambassador for the university? The TAA Nominating Committee is seeking nominations for the association’s Board of Directors, to be seated July 1, 2015. Information about the nomination process is available here or call 1-877-4TULANE. 

Will Burdette is director of marketing, communications and volunteer engagement in the Tulane University Office of Alumni Relations.

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