ERIC Number: EJ925483
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Reference Count: N/A
Drawing Alumni Closer
Rank, Joseph S.
CURRENTS, v35 n5 p24-27, 29 May-Jun 2009
University of Illinois President B. Joseph White describes it in glowing terms like "visionary" and "watershed." More cautious alumni professional peers call it "bold" or even "risky." The "it" here is the decision by the University of Illinois Alumni Association (UIAA) to end the 136-year-old dues program, which boasted more than 130,000 members. Now, all graduates and former and current students are members of UIAA at no cost, no strings attached. This article discusses why and how the UIAA ended its dues program.
Descriptors: Higher Education, Alumni Associations, Fees, Group Membership, Strategic Planning, Politics of Education, Alumni, College Students, Models
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Illinois