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Leadership and Service

New board members highlight latest Alumni Board meeting

Scheduled to meet on the PLU campus in September, the Alumni Board moved its fall meeting to Jan. 19-20, due to the tragic events of September 11. Board President, Becky (Nauss) Burad '74 began the winter meeting of the board by expressing her appreciation for the members of the Alumni Board and Alumni and Parent Relations staff. She reflected on the reasons the meeting was moved from September to January and emphasized the importance of board members' relationships to one another and to Pacific Lutheran University.

It was Becky's first meeting as president. She brings 12 years of Alumni Board experience, and currently serves as a member of the PLU Board of Regents. In addition, three new members were welcomed:Al Dungan '59, Minneapolis, Minn.; Dave Johnson '74, Orange, Calif.; and Christine Tye '91; Portland, Ore.

Several new committees have been formed and have begun their work on behalf of the alumni of PLU. The Volunteer Committee chaired by Clarene (Osterli) Johnson '56, and the Alumni Programs/Education committee chaired by Al Dungan '59 have recently held their inaugural meetings.

Board members heard a preliminary report on the findings of an Alumni Survey that was conducted by the PLU student chapter of the American Marketing Association on behalf of the Alumni Office, the Development Office, the President's Office and University Communications. This fall 5,000 randomly chosen alumni were mailed a survey designed to determine how well PLU nurtures its relationships with alumni. In addition, a summary of the results of a "travel opportunity" survey, that is permanently posted on the alumni Web site www.plualumni.org, was shared. The results of both surveys will be published in the not too distant future.

Because the board met on Saturday and Sunday, they had the privilege of participating with University Congregation.

The spring meeting of the Alumni Board will be held April 19-20 on the PLU campus.


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