Upcoming Alumni Society Preview from the New President

Joe Dillon '62, the new president of the Alumni Society, recently started his term for the 2011-2012 academic year, and explained a few of the Society's upcoming goals.

Joe Dillon '62, the new president of the Alumni Society, recently started his term for the 2011-2012 academic year, and explained a few of the Society's upcoming goals. The first goal is to position the Alumni Society as an umbrella organization for the various alumni activities already in place, such as athletic groups, academic-focused activities, career service programs and more. In this role, the Alumni Society will provide support and manpower as needed, including being a liaison to campus personnel.

The Society is also committed to developing programs and activities specifically for Manhattan College young alumni (graduates of the 1990s and 2000s), and for alumni affinity groups (Latino, African American, New York City and other regional clubs). As a way to reach these goals and commitments, the Society appointed a new executive board with responsibility for activities related to undergraduate liaison, faculty liaison, alumni clubs and communications.

"As the new president of the Alumni Society, I will be able to take advantage of my 10 years experience as a staff member (vice president of college advancement and director of alumni relations) at the College," said Dillon. "It is very important that the Alumni Society and the alumni relations staff work as partners in planning and executing alumni events. We also have been fortunate to have so many alumni willingly support our activities and events."

Dillon also expressed that as the Alumni Society enhances its social media efforts, communications to alumni will be further broadened.

"It is an exciting and challenging time for Manhattan College," added Dillon. "We ask that all alumni join us in our efforts to support the College, to support the students and enjoy the fellowship of working with and socializing with our fellow alumni."