Written by Mark Briscoe
Expansion is the key word to describe the
CSU Alumni Association plan for 2016.
2015 was a historic year for the association as we saw the establishment of the first regional alumni chapter in Atlanta, Georgia. Plans are now being made for the chartering of the second regional chapter, which will be the Gulf Coast chapter to span the coast of Mississippi, Alabama and Florida. The response from area alumni who want to become founding members has been encouraging. We predict that by the time we have our official chartering event this spring, we will have surpassed the chartering numbers of the Atlanta chapter.
With two successful and thriving chapters so far, it is time to move westward to develop the next regional chapter. We will be headed to Texas to establish the Lone Star chapter! Like they say, “everything is bigger in Texas” and that is exactly what we expect from our alumni population in the Lone Star state. CSU has thousands of alumni in Texas and we will be planning a number of student and alumni networking socials as we develop a chapter the size of Texas!
What makes the CSU Alumni Association unique?
The vast majority of universities have alumni associations; the difference comes in the purpose and visions of those associations. CSU has taken the exceptional service model that you have enjoyed as a student and continues to provide this amenity to our alumni. By developing regional chapters, our alumni actually get to network at a higher level than other alumni programs. Through numerous student and alumni networking events held across the country, you have an opportunity to meet your fellow alumni and build mutually beneficial connections. Instead of coming to your university, your university comes to you.