Last month, I announced that I am planning to retire from the position of President and CEO of the Alumni Association this June. I have been here almost 11 years and working for the alumni of this great University has been such a joy. Representing all of our 225,000 alumni located in all 50 states and approximately 170 countries is challenging, but also a great honor and privilege. I will have more to say about my time here in a subsequent edition of the Virginia Magazine, but I wanted to let you know now so you can help me find the best possible successor to run this great organization.
The Board of Managers has begun the search process for the next President and CEO of the Alumni Association. We are an independent corporation with 75 full-time and part-time employees and many more volunteers. We have an annual budget of $12 million, an endowment of $66 million, and oversee the UVA Fund, which manages another $900 million of foundation assets. Recently, the Association assumed management of the University’s Gift Processing Services. Programs and services provided by the Association include Virginia Magazine and all its digital derivatives, Class and other Reunions, Alumni Interest Groups, the Admission Liaison Program, Alumni Career Services, Membership and curated vendor products, scholarships and development activities.
The President and CEO of the Alumni Association has additional roles including Publisher of this magazine, permanent member of the Jefferson Trust, and membership on numerous University committees. He/she will maintain frequent contact with the Board of Visitors, the President of the University, the Provost, the Chief Operating Officer, the University’s Vice Presidents, including the Vice President for Advancement, and the Deans of the University’s 11 schools.
If you or someone you know might be interested, please contact Kurt Harrison at UVaAlumni@russellreynolds.com before January 31.
C. Thomas Faulders III (Col ’71)
President and Publisher