SU President to Visit Alumni, Prospective Students Through New 'SU on the Road' Program
SALISBURY, MD---Salisbury University President Carolyn Ringer Lepre believes in meeting alumni where they are.
Since beginning her tenure as SU’s 10th President last July, she has had the opportunity to hear from many enthusiastic Sea Gull graduates at campus events such as Alumni Homecoming and Family Weekend.
Now, she’s setting out to get to know even more through “SU on the Road,” a new alumni engagement initiative announced during her inaugural State of the University address.
“I am joining our Advancement team visiting alumni groups across the region as we continue to strengthen our alumni network, create a strong culture of philanthropy and encourage more alumni to meaningfully engage with their Alma Mater,” she said. “I cannot wait to meet these members of the SU family.”
SU Alumni Association events and other activities will provide her with plenty of opportunities to do so from local venues on the Eastern Shore, to regional cities like Baltimore and Philadelphia, to states including Texas and Arizona.
“Our alumni are part of a coast-to-coast network,” said Jayme Block, SU associate vice president of University advancement. “We have graduates in every state, and many still play a large part at their Alma Mater, not just by supporting SU, but by serving as mentors for current students and providing them with valuable links to a wide variety of industries. Their success stories are inspiring.”
The University boasts more than 60,000 alumni nationwide (and some abroad), working in industries ranging from teaching, health care and accounting, to aerospace, entertainment and professional sports, and many others. Some of the nation’s largest and best-known companies and organizations, including Amazon, AT&T, JPMorgan Chase & Co, Perdue Farms, Johnson & Johnson, Fox Corp. Warner Bros. Discovery, NASA and the NFL, count Sea Gulls among their employees.
“These graduates combine to tell the story of SU,” said Lepre. “We celebrate their successes as much as we do those of our current students. They leave no doubt in anyone’s mind that an SU education is an exceptional education.”
Lepre also will join the SU Admissions team on visits to high schools throughout Maryland, where University representatives will celebrate students who have applied and been admitted to SU.
Admitted students who miss seeing Lepre and other members of the SU community at their schools are encouraged to attending on of two SU Admitted Student days, scheduled Saturdays, March 11 and April 1, registering in advance through their Admitted Student Portal.
For alumni who aren’t able to attend this year’s SU on the Road events, the University offers additional opportunities to connect through SU Alumni Association activities. For upcoming events, visit the SU Alumni Association webpage.
Learn more about SU and opportunities to Make Tomorrow Yours at the SU website.