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University Advancement

William Alford, Interim Vice President
Carlin Alumni House; 989-774-7161


Advancement serves as the administrative home of the CMU Alumni Association, Development, Planned Giving, Annual Giving, Research and Corporate Relations. This team generates private gift revenues from individuals, corporations and foundations in order to have a positive impact on student success. In pursuit of its mission, Advancement provides leadership to complement, encourage, and support university wide efforts to acquire transformational investments in students, faculty and facilities. Advancement seeks to ensure the continuity of the fundraising effort and to achieve a continual and substantial growth in gift revenues throughout the university. For assistance or additional information, contact the Vice President of Advancement at 989-774-7161.

Alumni Relations

The office of Alumni Relations enhances the lifelong relationship between the university and its graduates. Alumni are encouraged to return to campus and participate in traditional campus activities such as Homecoming and Alumni Reunion Weekend. Additionally, CMU alumni can get involved in local or regional alumni chapters, clubs and networks. Alumni are presented with ample opportunities to participate in a variety of fun events such as pro sports games, musicals, plays, golf outings and more to strengthen their connection to CMU.

The Alumni Office helps foster a sense of spirit and pride in Central Michigan University students through the Future Alumni Association. The association was established to create opportunities for both alumni and students to build relationships and assist with the growth and development of CMU.

The Alumni Relations Office also publishes Centralight, the alumni magazine, three times yearly and online as a source of campus and alumni news to communicate with graduates of CMU.

CMU encourages alumni to enjoy an ongoing relationship with the university and to remain active with their alma mater. In recognition of this lifelong relationship, Central Michigan University has dedicated the Carlin Alumni House on campus to welcome over 220,000 graduates. For further information, please contact the Executive Director of Alumni Relations, located in the Carlin Alumni House at telephone 989-774-3312 or toll free 800-358-6903.