Recently, the UWAA staff had the opportunity to meet with President Laurie Nichols to share their roles on our campus. This meeting was one of about 100 she held to meet academic and administrative units on campus to learn more about their work and impact for the university. Dr. Nichols acknowledged the value of the Association, in particular, the connection we have to a resource that continues to grow - 122,000 alumni around the world that call UW their alma mater. She made it clear that she wants the Alumni Association to prioritize prospective student advocacy and leverage this work through our board and through you, our alumni. Over the past few weeks our directors on the UWAA board have made personal connections with the top 400 fall 2017 prospective students, with over 220 of them applying to UW so far.
Every alumnus, every fan, and every friend of the university has the ability to play a role in the ongoing excellence at the university. I invite all alumni to help the university meet their enrollment goals for the coming year. Engage and recruit potential students in your communities with stories of your time on campus and the benefits gained from a UW education. Additionally, you can support college fairs at high schools in your area, or attend recruitment receptions with UW admissions reps when they visit your areas. The possibilities to support this endeavor are many and varied, and they are all a great way to show your pride in UW. If you are a UW alumni and want to be an advocate for prospective students to attend, please complete the interest form http://wyoalumni.uwyo.edu/InterestForm and mark “prospective student advocacy” box. We will connect you with an admissions office representative to discuss how you can get involved.
Thank you for staying connected to UW.
Doug Mader, B.S. ‘98