Alumni Association and Foundation reporting consolidation progress

Priorities and plans are taking shape as the consolidation of the Wichita State University Alumni Association into the WSU Foundation enters its next phase. Earlier this month, members of task force, who are charged with setting guiding principles and key initiatives for future alumni engagement efforts, met for the final time.

Among the task force’s top subjects of discussion was how the combined organization would offer the most effective network for ongoing alumni engagement, including evaluating its current membership and benefits structure.

With the formation of the new alumni engagement office, there are still several actions that need to be taken before a comprehensive and strategic plan can be implemented. For example, a national search to fill the new position of vice president of Alumni Engagement (VPAE) will need to be conducted. The goal is to have the VPAE on the job by late summer or early fall.