Alumni Reception

Students on Sebastian statue

Our Mission
To establish and enhance a mutually beneficial and enduring relationship between the University of Miami, its alumni, and current and future students. We shall work to promote the excellence of the University of Miami by serving as ambassadors and encouraging involvement and volunteerism; fostering love, respect, and pride in the University; and obtaining support, communicating the message, and furthering the mission of our alma mater.


Alumni Survey
To learn more about the alumni survey results, click here.


Staff Contact
Erica Arroyo, B.S.C. '03, M.A.L.S. '08
Sr. Director, Alumni Programs
(305) 284-1724

Following two years of planning, including internal assessments, benchmarking against peer institutions, and a comprehensive online and telephone alumni survey, the University of Miami Alumni Association is proud to present the third written strategic plan in its history.

The plan serves as the blueprint for the strategic direction of the UM Alumni Association from 2012-2017 and a launching pad for continued success. It builds upon the University's strategic plan to play an important role in shaping the University's future. Broad goals call for achieving higher ambitions and distinctions, working toward cementing alumni bonds to the University, and cultivating national and international networks of volunteer leaders.

Based on tthe 2012 Alumni Survey, it is clear there is a cohort of alumni ready for further involvement with the UM Alumni Association and the University. Alumni U Realizing this potential requires more strategic communications, expanded regional networks, and a data-driven approach to planning. The UM Alumni Association and the Alumni Board of Directors are committed to bringing sharp and sustained attention to the seven priorities elaborated in the strategic plan.

Priority Focus Areas
for the Strategic Plan


Communicate a distinctive and inspiring UM story that aligns with University of Miami goals and cements alumni bonds to both the University and the UM Alumni Association.


Identify, develop, and network leadership alumni and parent volunteers, both nationally and internationally.


Offer selected, high-quality alumni programs that serve alumni interests and strengthen their ties to the University.


Develop a dynamic young alumni program that fosters a high level of involvement and a culture of philanthropy.


Increase alumni participation towards Annual Giving and overall giving to the University.


Use empirical data and database analytics to guide program objectives and to support programmatic ambitions across the University.


Develop the staff resources needed to realize our ambitions.

Your UM Alumni Association has made progress on the following initiatives to continue working toward the outlined strategic priorities:

  • Expanded alumni career programs and services (LinkedIn group, webinars and career coaches)

  • Regional alumni events

  • International alumni programming

  • Online volunteer module

  • Young Alumni Program

  • Donor Loyalty Society

  • Regional challenge grants to drive alumni participation

  • Rebranding of the UM Alumni Association with a new logo

  • Stories of U engagement campaign