Dear Alumni Volunteer Leaders,
Welcome to the OHIO Alumni Association’s online Volunteer Headquarters! Your love for and dedication to Ohio University is what makes this singular place so incredibly special, and we are so glad that you are partnering with us as we turn the page on a 160-year history of the OHIO Alumni Association and begin to implement the Association’s strategic plan.
While collaboratively drafting the strategic plan, assessment and reconfiguration of the chapter and society model emerged as a top and important priority. To that end, we will be forming working groups comprised of OAA Board members, staff, and volunteer group leaders in the months to come. We look forward to taking this time with the working groups to design an alumni engagement model that addresses the new ways in which people want to be involved and the changing needs of our alumni base, as well as the realities of University fiscal policies. The information collected during this process will be used to collaboratively design an alumni engagement model that incorporates feedback from volunteers, the Alumni Association Board of Directors, and staff.
It is important to remember a couple of things: the OHIO Alumni Association is acting with positive intent; the model under which chapters and societies have operated needs to evolve in order to achieve the very best things for this great University; and we want and need your constructive input.
While this assessment and reconfiguration is happening, chapter and society support has been modified:
Thank you for all that you have done and continue to do in support of your Alumni Association and Ohio University. If you have questions, please email firstname.lastname@example.org. We are here to help and appreciate your cooperation as we work to create a world-class alumni engagement model.
In Bobcat Pride,
Erin Essak Kopp
Executive Director, OHIO Alumni Association
Assistant VP, Alumni Relations