After a nationwide search, UCF announced Wednesday that it has chosen Julie Stroh as associate vice president of alumni relations and executive director of the UCF Alumni Association, according to a press release.
Stroh is currently associate vice president for regional outreach in the Office of Government Relations and Community Engagement at Ball State University in Indiana, but will start at UCF in mid-October.
“I am thrilled to welcome Julie to our UCF Advancement team,” said Michael Morsberger, UCF vice president for Alumni Relations and Development, in the release. “The search provided us with many worthy candidates, but Julie’s extraordinary breadth and depth of experience in leading large-scale alumni relations programs as both an executive and a volunteer made her the clear choice.”
Stroh, who has previously lived in Florida for more than 20 years, has already held multiple leadership positions in the University of Miami’s Office of Alumni Relations. She has also served as “Ball State’s associate vice president of alumni programs and president and CEO of the Ball State University Alumni Association,” according to the release, and aims to foster mutually beneficial relationships between UCF and its nearly 250,000 alumni.
“This is a tremendous opportunity,” Stroh said in the release. “UCF’s huge and vibrant alumni community has vast potential to effect positive change here and around the world. I’m very excited to act as a catalyst by helping members connect and engage with each other and their alma mater.”
The news comes nine months after ex-UCF Alumni Association director Tom Messina was dismissed for speaking out in a meeting. Messina announced in June that he had accepted a position as Vice President for Development for the Junior Achievement of Central Florida.
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