UNC Names New AVP for Alumni Relations

Lyndsey Crum

Lyndsey Crum, a University of Northern Colorado alumna with nearly a decade of experience in the university advancement field, has been named assistant vice president of Alumni Relations at UNC. Crum will begin her new position Sept. 15.

Crum will lead UNC's alumni relations efforts, including programs that link alumni to the university and its students as well as to one another.

Since graduating from UNC in 2005, Crum earned a law degree from the University of Denver and worked at two other Colorado universities, where she assumed direction over alumni communication, marketing programs and strategic philanthropy initiatives.

She launched her career at the University of Denver, developing and implementing programs for university alumni relations, annual giving and academic departments. Most recently, she was senior director of Communications and External Relations at the School of Dental Medicine, University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus.

"It is a privilege to both support and enhance UNC's alumni relations programs," Crum said. "Whether alumni seek to connect with one another or contribute to the success of our current students, our goal is to ensure that they remain an inseparable part of our past and an integral face to our future."

"Lyndsey has such a strong, personal belief in the value of the lifelong connection between alumni and the university," said UNC President Kay Norton. "Her enthusiasm for her alma mater is infectious, and she brings to this role both the passion and the experience to build those connections in fresh and exciting ways."

She has served on the UNC Alumni Association Board of Directors since 2010 and is currently on the board's executive committee. Board President Peter Martin has known Crum for many years, including their time together serving UNC on the alumni board.

"Lyndsey has played a vital role as a board member in the increased outreach to UNC's more than 127,000 alumni worldwide," Martin said. "We're excited to welcome her as the new assistant vice president. Her board service coupled with her professional experience creates a perfect partnership for our work together."

UNC alumni can be found in all 50 states and more than 80 countries around the world. One of Crum's goals is to identify meaningful opportunities to bridge the student experience to the growing network of UNC alumni around the world.

"UNC alumni love this university," Crum said. "Our loyalty is a direct result of our formative experiences here. Alumni and current students are both part of the UNC family; that link is powerful for all of us."

Read a Bear Den blog interview with Crum here.



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