WMU News

Alumni Association names outreach coordinator

May 20, 2005

KALAMAZOO--Heidi Campbell of Midland, Mich., was named Western Michigan University's coordinator of young alumni and student outreach, effective April 27. She replaces Erin Czelada, who has been hired as assistant director of alumni relations at Oakland University.

In her new post, Campbell will help engage more young alumni in the life of the university and heighten awareness of the WMU Alumni Association among current students.

Her duties will include developing and implementing activities and programs to accomplish those missions as well as serving as advisor for the Student Alumni Association, coordinator of the Alumni Association's Legacy Award program and staff liaison to the Alumni Association Board of Directors' Scholarship Committee.

"I believe that ties to the college experience are a lifelong bond that begins the student's very first day on campus, whether they are 18 or 50," Campbell says. "Working in this new position has opened the door to developing this theme, and I'm ready to get things started."

Campbell is a graduate student at WMU who will earn a master's degree in student affairs in higher education administration this coming August. She earned her undergraduate degree in 2003 from Michigan State University, where she was a resident mentor and academic liaison.

While working on her master's degree at WMU, Campbell served as the coordinator for the university's Parents Association; an assistant hall director for the Garneau/Harvey Residence Halls; and an academic advisor for the University Curriculum program, which is targeted toward students who are undecided about what majors to pursue.

Media contact: Jeanne Baron, 269 387-8400, jeanne.baron@wmich.edu

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