Homecomings & Reunions 2024
This conference is designed for newcomers to the advancement profession and professionals with mid- and senior-level responsibility.
- Define the process on how to successfully create homecoming and reunion programs and explore methods for reinvigorating existing programs.
- Discuss how to strategically utilize volunteers and manage them effectively.
- Describe methods for successful integration of campus as well as off-campus partners and collaborators.
- Demonstrate the power of partnerships to build 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 Co-Chairs
Bobby Dunlap is the director of alumni engagement at the Northwestern Alumni Association. He oversees the programs team, managing events and programs that speak to the passions and interests of Northwestern alumni, including alumni education, career services, mentorship, kid-friendly, athletics, recent alumni, and student engagement. He started at Northwestern in 2014 as the associate director of recent alumni engagement, building programs and events to engage alumni who are ten years or fewer out from their undergraduate experience. He was promoted to senior associate director taking on the management of all recent alumni and student engagement. Prior to Northwestern, he served as the assistant director of student and young alumni relations at Loyola University Chicago and as the assistant director of student activities at Elon University. He has a Bachelor’s degree from Miami University in Ohio and a Master’s degree in Higher Education and Student Affairs from Ohio State.
Dominique is an alumni relations and student affairs generalist who currently works at the University of Southern California (USC) Alumni Association and has over 9 years of experience in various areas of higher education. Prior to starting her career at USC she traveled as a Leadership Development Consultant and worked at the Disneyland Resort. Dominique holds a master's degree in Postsecondary Administration and Student Affairs from USC and a bachelor's degree in Criminology, Law, and Society from University of California, Irvine. In her free time, she enjoys meeting friends over a cup of coffee, cheering on her favorite sports teams, listening to music, and exploring the outdoors.