THE UTAA PARTNERSHIP INITIATIVE
UTAA’s Partnership Initiative is tasked with building partnerships between UTAA and other stakeholders and constituents, especially (but not exclusively) the University’s constituent alumni associations and alumni relations teams in order to further UTAA’s mission with stakeholders who have common goals and objectives. The Partnership Initiative seeks to build more cohesion and coordination between UTAA and university-level activities and the activities of other groups who are engaged in alumni relations and building a stronger community of engaged alumni with meaningful connections to each other and to the university.
This is a long-term initiative which will encompass a number of specific projects over time. We have chosen to focus currently on a single project – the Alumni Mentorship project, which is described below – and we will look to broaden the scope of our activities over time. Further projects will be developed through dialogue with partners both inside and outside the University.
THE PARTNERSHIP COMMITTEE’S STRATEGIC ALIGNMENT
The Partnership Initiative supports the UTAA’s mission of strengthening the community of alumni and its bonds with the University and our three goals:
- Creating strong connections within the alumni community and with the University,
- Providing meaningful experiences for the alumni community
- Enabling alumni to support the University and its objectives
The Partnership Initiative will focus on promoting and supporting programs that give alumni meaningful ways to engage with faculty, staff, students and the broader community.
MENTORSHIP COMMITTEE MEMBERS
Chair: Lesley Riedstra