Had our first council meeting for the 2014-2015 school year last week. Lots to look forward to as the Alumni Association has plenty of events coming up, including its centenary.
Dr. Carl G. Amrhein, Provost and VP (Academic) came by and gave his take on the state of the University and the importance of education in Alberta. Karl talked about the growing global presence of the U of A as well as initiatives to reach different parts of the province.
Related: How Our Universities Can Compete in the World: A conversation with the Conference Board’s new executive-in-residence Carl Amrhein – University Affairs (2013, May 8)
We also received a recap of the Alumni Weekend held in September. Just an amazing amount of work by the coordinators and volunteers.
And of course, a big welcome to the newest members of the Council! Look forward to working with you all. Full bios for all members should be updated soon.