Alumni Relations

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Alumni Relations

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        The position of director of Alumni Affairs was first established in 1965. At that time, an alumni executive director was hired to help plan and expedite events and services offered through the Alumni Association. Though it’s not clear how this position related to the alumni executive director, its likely it was the same person doing two different but related jobs.

        According the St. Cloud State faculty/staff directories the following have held the position, except where noted:

        According the St. Cloud State faculty/staff directories the following have held the position, except where noted:

        1965-67: Jay Blaha, Director of Alumni Relations (1)

        1967-69: Warren Johnson, Director of Alumni and Development

        1969-72: Michael Keable, Director of Alumni Services

        1972-77: Richard Kisch, Director of Alumni Services

        1977-78: Bruce Boehne, Acting Director of Alumni Services

        1978-84: Tom Macgillivray, Director of Alumni Services

        1984-87 Joanne Benson Director of Alumni Services

        1987-96: Bob Dinndorf, Director of Alumni Relations

        1996-2002: Jim Stigman, Director of Alumni Relations

        2002-04: Calvin Miller, Director of Alumni Programs

        2004-06: Mark Larson, Director of Alumni Relations

        2006-08: Kurt Stelton, Director of Alumni Relations

        2008-: Chris LeDuc, Interim Director of Alumni Relations

        One of the main objectives of the office of Alumni Affairs was to correspond with former students, keeping the lines of communication open between the school and its alumnus. In addition, the office also raised money for scholarships.

        The Alumni Affairs office began printing the newsletter, The St. Cloud State College Magazine, in 1973. The editor’s letter in the first edition states that the publication “will attempt to bridge the chasms of time and distance which separate you from the St. Cloud State College campus and other alumni.” The magazine was to be published four times a year.

        The St. Cloud State College Magazine consisted of a variety of articles, including items on the Distinguished Alumni Awards presented by the Alumni Association, scholarships, homecoming events, and notices on former students. Also included were articles on new dorm policies, the move of the Alumni Association to the Lewis/Atwood home, and information on membership to the Alumni Association.


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