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Brigham Young University. Alumni Relations

 Organization

Administrative History

Alumni Relations (est. 1956) is an administrative unit at Brigham Young University associated with the operation of the Alumni Association.

The department of Alumni Relations performs the daily work necessary to connect alumni by executing the plans and suggestions of the University and the Alumni Association. Such work includes keeping accurate alumni records (the department's most important task), connecting alumni through various forms of media (including a magazine, an electronic newsletter, and modern media such as Facebook), and offering free career counseling and networking to alumni.

The Department of Alumni Relations was nebulously established in 1956, when Brigham Young University agreed to provide the operating budget of the Alumni Association, including salaries for its newly developed full-time staff. Since that time, Alumni Relations has become an official department of the University. Until September 2009 the Alumni Association partially governed Alumni Relations, but since then the Alumni Association has acted only in an advisory capacity.

Alumni Relations is headed by a managing director, who is also the executive director of the Alumni Association. The director reports to the Associate Vice-President of Alumni and External Relations. The following individuals have served as directors: Raymond E. Beckham (1956-1965), Ronald G. Hyde (1966-1979), Stephen L. Barrett (1979-1993), George H. Bowie (1993-1999), John Lewis (1999-2000), Michael Busenbark (2000-2006), and Linda Palmer (2006- ).

Citation:
Brigham Young University organizational history, via WWW, June 11, 2013: Alumni Relations (est. 1956; strives to help Brigham Young University alumni feel a lifelong connection and commitment the university, performs daily work necessary to connect, executing the plans and suggestions of the University and the Alumni Association, keeping accurate alumni records, connecting alumni through various forms of media, offering free career counseling and networking to alumni; est. when Brigham Young University agreed to provide the operating budget of the Alumni Association, including salaries for its newly developed full-time staff, become an official department of the University, until September 2009 the Alumni Association partially governed Alumni Relations, acted only in an advisory capacity; headed by a managing director who is also the executive director of the Alumni Association, director reports to the Associate Vice-President of Alumni and External Relations, following individuals have served as directors: Raymond E. Beckham (1956-1965), Ronald G. Hyde (1966-1979), Stephen L. Barrett (1979-1993), George H. Bowie (1993-1999), John Lewis (1999-2000), Michael Busenbark (2000-2006), and Linda Palmer (2006- ))

Brigham Young University Alumni Association website, via WWW, Nov. 7, 2013 (Alumni Relations; university professional staff associated with Alumni Association)

Found in 32 Collections and/or Records:

Student Relations & Alumni file, date of production not identified

 Series — Box 13: Series 23; Series 24; Series 25; Series 26; Series 27; Series 28; Series 29 [Barcode: 31197223106417], Folder: 5
Identifier: UA 1133 Series 27
Scope and Contents From the Collection:

Contains various records, correspondence, and articles relating to Alumni Relations. Contains information pertaining to Aspen Grove, Athletic Activities, Development, Faculty, and other files.

Dates: date of production not identified

Wilkinson History file, date of production not identified

 Series — Box 13: Series 23; Series 24; Series 25; Series 26; Series 27; Series 28; Series 29 [Barcode: 31197223106417], Folder: 7
Identifier: UA 1133 Series 29
Scope and Contents From the Collection:

Contains various records, correspondence, and articles relating to Alumni Relations. Contains information pertaining to Aspen Grove, Athletic Activities, Development, Faculty, and other files.

Dates: date of production not identified

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Type
Archival Object 30
Collection 2
 
Subject
Colleges and Universities 30
Education 30
Letters 30
Invitations 29
Reports 29