WMU News

Jeremy elected president of national alumni organization

Sept. 30, 1999

KALAMAZOO -- M. Jamie Jeremy, executive director of alumni relations at Western Michigan University and executive director of the WMU Alumni Association, has been elected president of the Council of Alumni Association Executives for a one-year term, which began Sept. 1.

A charter member of the council, Jeremy has been a member of its board of directors since 1993 and served as secretary between 1995 and 1998 and as vice president last year. A staff member at WMU since 1973, she became assistant director of alumni relations in 1979 and director in 1984.

The council, founded in 1989, advances the values of self-governance for alumni associations. It provides members with information, policies, programs and technology to enhance alumni administration, higher education and professional development.

Jeremy is the organization's 11th president and the first woman to serve in that capacity. The council includes members from 85 major public and private universities across the country. Past presidents have come from such universities as Arizona, UCLA, Kansas, Michigan and North Carolina.

Jeremy also is a member of the Council for Advancement and Support of Education, and served as treasurer of its Midwest district in 1983-1985. In 1994, she received the district's distinguished service award. She is a 1972 graduate of Alma College.

Attention hometown editor: Jeremy is the daughter of Robert and the late Connie Travis of Livonia, Mich., and a 1968 graduate of Franklin High School.

Media contact: Mike Matthews, 616 387-8400, michael.matthews@wmich.edu

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