Mission and Goals

University of Minnesota Duluth Alumni Association (UMDAA) Mission
The University of Minnesota Duluth Alumni Association fosters a spirit of loyalty to the university by engaging, connecting and celebrating all alumni and friends of UMD.

General UMDAA Goals
• All aspects of the UMDAA should work towards incorporating UMD Strategic Plan Goal 5 into their activities and actions: Strengthen ties Duluth and the surrounding communities in an intentional, visible, and mutually beneficial partnership.
• Be inclusive to all alumni, former students, and friends of UMD. Abide by UMD Strategic Plan Goal 2: Create a positive and inclusive campus climate for all by advancing equity, diversity, and social justice.
• Each committee shall work to create, implement and evaluate annually a 3-year plan to pursue its committee goal.

Benefits Committee
• Goal: To research options for and enhance the existing benefits package for UMDAA members in order to increase alumni affinity and to develop a sense of belonging to the University of Minnesota Duluth Alumni Association.

Communications Committee

• Goal: To increase and improve communication channels that reach our diverse alumni base and local community, utilizing innovative technologies along with traditional methods, to promote the mission of the UMD Alumni Association.

Events Committee
• Goal: To research and recommend UMD alumni events, activities, and opportunities to spark increased and active participation among alumni and friends in all areas, and to explore sponsorship opportunities to underwrite these activities.

Nominating Committee
• Goal: To assist and develop a process to identify a diverse list of potential board, committee and special project members and to maintain an active list of distinguished alumni for potential award recognition.

Membership Committee

• Goal: To expand geographical participation, corporate groups, organization affiliations, and to research and recommend mentoring models.

Scholarship Committee
• Goal: To foster growth of the UMD Alumni Scholarship fund, choose well-rounded recipients and provide the recipients with leadership opportunities.

Student and Young Alumni Committee
• Goal: To increase the awareness of the UMDAA and encourage future involvement and participation in the UMDAA through activities and programing that will be attractive and beneficial to current students as well as young alumni.

University of Minnesota Duluth Alumni Association Strategic Plan revised August 2012