UConn Foundation takes job of Alumni Association

UConn

STORRS, Conn. (AP) — The University of Connecticut Foundation has agreed to take over the role of the school’s Alumni Association, which folded under pressure from university President Susan Herbst.

The Journal Inquirer reports that officials at UConn and the foundation said the move will give members of the Alumni Association increased services without a membership fee. It takes effect April 1.

The UConn Alumni Association had more than 12,000 members. It handled the university’s outreach to the university’s more than 230,000 alumni, organizing events and providing services for networking, mentoring and career advancement.

Herbst said the Alumni Association retained a membership of less than 8 percent of the school’s alumni despite nearly $13 million from the university. She said it failed “to engage a meaningful population” of alumni.

The Alumni Association voted last month to dissolve.

___

Information from: Journal Inquirer, http://www.journalinquirer.com

Copyright 2015 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

WTNH NEWS8 provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review. Also, you can now block any inappropriate user by simple selecting the drop down menu on the right of any comment and selection "Block User" from there.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s