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University Advancement

Heidi Tracy, Vice President for Advancement 
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.

Government and External Relations

Tobias A. Roth, Interim Vice President 
Warriner 208; 989-774-3871

Government Relations

The Government Relations office works closely with state, federal and local officials on funding and policy issues that impact the CMU community. The office also works closely with students, faculty and administrators, in planning and developing CMU’s response to pro-posed legislation, agency policies and developing relationships with key policy makers. The office also facilitates meetings with policy makers and handles inquiries from legislators regarding CMU’s academic and research activities on campus. For additional information please contact the Government Relations Office at 989-774-3871.

WCMU Public Media

WCMU Public Media has provided television and radio programming and other outreach activities for more than 50 years to residents of 52 counties in central and northern Michigan and portions of Ontario. With four television and eight radio stations, WCMU Public Media is one of Central Michigan University’s primary public service initiatives.

WCMU Public Television: CMU owns and operates public television stations WCMU-TV, Mount Pleasant; WCML-TV, Alpena; WCMW-TV, Manistee/Ludington; and WCMV-TV, Cadillac/Traverse City.

WCMU Public Television, a Public Broadcasting Service affiliate, offers programs that educate, inspire and entertain. These programs include a combination of national programs, such as the award-winning PBS children’s programs, Antiques Roadshow, NOVA, and Masterpiece Theatre, and high quality local programs including, Ask the Specialists, Quiz Central, Capitol Report and the award-winning Destination Michigan.

WCMU Public Radio: The WCMU Public Radio network, an affiliate of NPR, is comprised of eight transmitters, WCMU-FM, Mount Pleasant; WCML-FM, Alpena; WCMB-FM, Oscoda; WWCM-FM, Standish; WUCX-FM, Bay City; WCMZ-FM, Sault Ste. Marie; and WCMW-FM, Harbor Springs and 95.1, Traverse City.

WCMU Public Radio provides outstanding programming around the clock. In addition to national programs such as Morning Edition and All Things Considered, our radio network offers a wide range of local programs featuring classical music, jazz, and award-winning local news and information.

WCMU Public Radio and Television also serves as a training ground for Central Michigan University students pursuing broadcast related careers. Each semester, at least 25 students work in a real-life learning environment under the mentorship of WCMU Public Media’s professional staff. The studios are located at 1999 E. Campus Drive, Mount Pleasant.

University Communications

John Veilleux, Associate Vice President 
West Hall; 989-774-3197

University Communications (UComm) promotes CMU to audiences throughout the state, region and world.

Three units in UComm provide strategic communications services for the entire university, including on campus, online and satellite centers nationwide:

  • The communications team leads the university’s external and internal communications, including feature stories, news releases, photos and video, the university’s online news channel, electronic news digests, and official CMU social media channels.
  • The integrated marketing team combines strategy and analysis to advance CMU’s brand and reputation through channels such as student recruitment materials, advertising, digital marketing and the CMU websites.
  • The design team produces and provides consultation on visually compelling products such as university publications, college and alumni magazines, graphics, admissions materials, and CMU signage.