Alumni Engagement Staff Responsibilities

Over the past 16 months, there has been significant work to further define our alumni engagement goals and priorities with the development of a comprehensive plan.  As a member of the CFAES Advancement team, Jody Poth, Director of Alumni Engagement has worked closely with Pat Whittington to continue to engage our alumni in activities, events and through recognition opportunities. As we continue to refine and implement new strategies, I want to share with you some changes related to roles and responsibilities.

Through the CFAES Advancement office, Jody will work across the college and be responsible for:  our overall alumni engagement plan, including primary oversight for the society and all their functions; awards programs; web presence; homecoming; and similar engagement activities.  Jody will coordinate our college interaction with the university alumni association and be the initial contact for departments and units (ACEL, SENR, 4-H, ATI, etc.) as they seek to strengthen their alumni engagement programs.

Recognizing that a key aspect of sustainable engagement of alumni is to ensure there is a strong connections prior to graduation.  Leading those efforts will be Pat Whittington as he will specifically focus on engaging our current students in alumni related activities and programs, including coordinate the graduating senior celebration.  Pat will work with departments and units to identify undergraduates to engage in programs and you should anticipate hearing from him as those strategies are developed.

I believe we have a solid plan that will result in sustained engagement of our alumni for many years to come.  I appreciate your active engagement with those leading these efforts and look forward to hearing the many success stories.

Please let me know if there are any questions.

Thanks, Chris

Chris Delisio
Chief Advancement Officer
College of Food, Agricultural and Environmental Sciences
Agricultural Administration Building, 2120 Fyffe Road, Room 140D, Columbus, OH 43210
614-247-8738 Office / 614-595-7916 Mobile

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