Homecomings and Reunions
This conference is designed for newcomers to the advancement profession and professionals with mid- and senior-level responsibility.
Benefits of Attending
- Explore methods for reinvigorating existing programs.
- Learn how to make the most with limited resources by understanding volunteers and managing them effectively.
- Discuss methods for successful integration of campus as well as off-campus partners and collaborators.
- Build concrete future strategies and accumulate new creative ideas.
Who Should Attend
- Alumni relations professionals responsible for reunion and homecoming planning
- Directors of alumni and student engagement
- Professional school and academic unit directors responsible for reunion activities
- Directors of alumni relations
Meet Your Conference Chair
Durice White Galloway
Durice is a former Associate Vice President for Alumni Engagement and Annual Giving Strategies. She brings over a decade of experience working in University Advancement and higher education in roles supporting alumni engagement, annual giving, alumni communications and major giving. Previously, Durice served as the senior executive director of alumni engagement for the University of California – San Diego, where she led a team of 20+ professionals to provide programming, engagement and lifelong learning opportunities for the institution’s 200,000+ alumni base. Durice has also worked at Duke University as the interim associate dean of development and alumni relations for the Sanford School of Public Policy and in progressive roles within advancement at her alma mater, Elon University, in North Carolina. She received both her undergraduate and graduate degree from Elon University.
Durice has become a decorated professional, recognized for her professional accomplishments by her alma mater and our industry’s professional association, the Council for Advancement and Support of Education where she serves on the CASE Alumni Relations Commission.
A driving force in her work is her personal grounding in equity, diversity, and inclusion. She has devoted herself to ensuring that all members of an alumni community feel welcome, supported, and represented. To that end, she has been intentionally focused on establishing alumni networks that represent the populations she serves. Specifically, at Elon, she was the leading force behind the LGBTQIA Alumni Network and managed the Elon Black Association Network (EBAN), which would later honor her for her achievements as an exemplary representative of the Elon University community. At UC San Diego and Duke, Durice kicked off programming in empowering women leaders and advancing multiple cultural affinity networks.
Durice is married to her college sweetheart, VJ Galloway, and together they are raising their son, Camden.