Committee Meetings

Alumni Connections Committee

Chair, Mark Dann ’96


The goal of the Alumni Connections Committee is to engage past, present, and future UNC Asheville alumni in the happenings of the University. Alumni play a critical role in the success of our students, as well as the university. Making connections, creating networks, and amplifying diverse voices to catalyze success is at the core of the Alumni Connections Committee mission. Therefore, the committee acts as a conduit for new ideas to bring alumni closer to their alma mater by organizing and supporting University events and initiatives, as well as alumni-specific activities. These activities include but are not limited to aiding in the planning of Homecoming and Family Weekend, as well as finding creative ways to update traditional UNC Asheville events in order to accommodate more alumni engagement.



Philanthropy Committee

Chair, Michael Raymond ‘14


The Philanthropy Committee is composed of dedicated alumni who are committed to building financial capacity for the institution we love. As students, we benefited from the support of alumni who came before us, and as a committee, our goal is to continue that legacy and help UNC Asheville achieve its vision to become one of the premier liberal arts and sciences colleges in the world. That can only happen with financial support – to help fund scholarships for deserving students, to support ground-breaking academic research, and to improve our community both regionally and globally. To achieve these goals, committee members are expected to participate in monthly meetings, act as advocates for UNC Asheville in their communities, and to support UNC Asheville’s advancement office on an ongoing basis. 




Student Engagement Committee

Chair, Cindy Appleby ’94


The committee considers issues relating to the interaction between UNC Asheville students and Alumni. Specifically, members of the committee work closely with the Student Alumni Association (SAA) to offer support through participation in programs and advocacy that facilitate meaningful connections between students and alumni. This committee also assists with the University’s Office of Admission and Financial Aid to support the recruitment of students to the University. Members also work with the University, including the Career Center, in promoting opportunities for Alumni to assist UNC Asheville students through career exploration, internships and cooperative education experiences, career networking, and mentoring opportunities.

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