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  • 1. University of Dallas
    2011 Alumni Class Agent Program
  • 2. Mission of Class Agent Program
    Obtain more accurate alumni contact information, with emphasis on reconnecting with ‘lost’ alumni.
    Improve communication among alumni
    Engage alumni in the University through events and volunteer opportunities
    Help coordinate special year reunions: 10, 25, 50 year
    Increase alumni support to UD
  • 3. Why serve as a Class Agent?
    Class agents, as alumni leaders and UD ambassadors, positively impact the lives of current and future students, fellow alumni, and the university community as a whole.
  • 4. The role of Class Agent
  • 5. Liaisons
    Allow us to place your name and contact info on
    alumni website as a resource for alumni in your class
    Help us:
    Identify great potential volunteers from your class for:
    College fairs
    Internship placement
    Identify Reunion event ideas, locations and marketing concepts
  • 6. Communicators
    Share information with us about :
    Alumni demographic changes from your class
    Concerns you’re hearing from your class
    Share information about UD with alumni from your class
    We’ll send you UD newsworthy items once a month that you can use
  • 7. Stewards
    Let us know about alumni from your class who:
    Should be recognized for Distinguished Alumni Awards
    Help out UD
    Should be contacted for Class Notes updates
    Should be featured in The View
  • 8. Motivators
    Encourage alumni in your class to:
    Get involved as
    Admissions volunteers
    Internship hosts
    Event hosts
    Attend events
    Talk about UD to prospective students/parents
  • 9. Structure
    • Term limit: open
    • 10. # per region: open
    • 11. Support from Alumni Office:
    • 12. Quarterly conference call
    • 13. Bi-weekly email update
    • 14. Event planning
    • 15. Event postcards, emails
  • Term of Service as Class Agent
    There is no particular term of service for a class agent.
    If there are multiple class agents, they can work together to identify areas of specialty (i.e., communication, events, etc.)
    In some cases, leaders resign their posts because of the demands of their personal and/or professional lives.
    The University will always accept a leader’s resignation – no questions asked.
  • 16. Goals
    Obtain more accurate alumni contact information, with emphasis on reconnecting with ‘lost’ alumni.
    Improve communication among alumni.
    Build synergy between UD and alumni.
    Increase alumni giving and participation to the University of Dallas.
  • 17. Class Agent Program Updates
    With your help, there were154 gifts and pledges contributing $27,974 to the University of Dallas.
    Class Agent efforts have led to a 21% increase in total dollars raised from alumni in fiscal year 2011 over 2010. And, 10% more alumni have supported UD this year as compared to the prior year.
  • 18. University Updates
    Fall 2010 Enrollment
    1,337 undergraduates
    1,506 graduates
    126 Full-time faculty
    28 majors, 27 concentrations and minors
  • 19. Undergraduate Demographics
    From 49 states and 15 countries
    82% Catholic
    Average class size: 17
    Faculty/Student ratio: 13:1
    Average SAT of Fall 2010: 1210
    Average ACT of Fall 2010: 27
    Most popular undergraduate majors
  • 20. Graduate Demographics
    From 40 states
    From 43 countries
    32% minority
    34% Catholic
    Average Class Sizes:
    Graduate School of Management: 21
    Braniff: 16
    School of Ministry: 9
  • 21. UD Bests
    80% of our undergraduate graduates continue on to graduate school within 5 years of graduation
    85% of pre-med students accepted to med school
    90% of pre-law students accepted to law school
    100% of education students pass Texas certification exam
  • 22. UD Bests
    More National Merit Scholars per capita than any Catholic university.
    22 in Fall 2011 entering class.
    24 in Fall 2010 entering class.
    The studio arts program was named one of the top programs in the nation by Parade magazine
    The Catholic Biblical School in the School of Ministry is the largest program of its kind among all Catholic universities in the US
    UD was ranked as one of the top 38 schools for Biology majors by Princeton Review
  • 23. What’s NEW at UD?
    Career Services program
    2 full-time staff with 1 more to be hired
    Career Counseling & Exploration
    Internship Search and Placement
    Mentoring Program with alumni and parents
    Mock Interviews
    Resume Counseling
  • 24. What’s NEW at UD?
    Dallas-Fort Worth
    El Paso
    Little Rock
    Los Angeles
    Kansas City
    New Orleans
    New York City
    Oklahoma City
    Twin Cities
    San Francisco
    St. Louis
    Washington DC
    Regional Alumni Networks
  • 25. What’s NEW at UD?
    Reunion 2011
    Everyone is invited!
    74 hours of scheduled events over 3 days
    37 designated Reunion Events distributed over 9 audience, event, and stakeholder themes:
    8 class events
    4 faculty events
    4 liturgy events
    3 college events
    3 entertainment events
    3 family events
    2 couples events
    2+ campus events
    17 marketing pushes between February 2011 and October 2012
    3 pricing regimes: early bird, per event, and “do it all”
    1 overall goal - to cultivate alumni engagement at the University of Dallas
  • 26. What’s NEW at UD?
    Discovery Initiative – utilizing students to reconnect with alumni
    Create stronger ties with UD alumni and find out how the University can be relevant to their lives now
    Tap into the resources and expertise that our alumni community has to offer students and the University
    Create networking and learning opportunities for current UD students
    Summer areas:
    DFW – 4 students – goal of 85 alumni
    Chicago – 1 student – goal of 20 alumni
    San Antonio – 1 student – goal of 20 alumni
  • 27. What’s NEW at UD?
    New Residence Hall
    President Keefe
    Website – udallas.edu
    Alumni website – alumni.udallas.edu
    International emphasis for Graduate School of Management
  • 28. What’s NEW at UD?
    Alumni and parent giving up in 2011
    DART station and access to DFW Airport
    Admissions student recruitment video
    UD Ministry Conference – attracts 6,000+ Catholics from around the southwest: clergy, lay ministers, teachers, parishioners