CASE recognizes University alumni engagement program

CASE recognizes University alumni engagement program

Photo: Evan Garcia/University of Miami
By Brittney Bomnin

Photo: Evan Garcia/University of Miami

CASE recognizes University alumni engagement program

By Brittney Bomnin
Through the new Meet the CEO program, the University taps into a talented pool of graduates and connects alumni across the country.

The University of Miami took home a silver award during this year’s Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE) District III annual conference. Earning second place in the category of “Alumni Relations Engagement Project, Event, or Program,” members of the Office of Engagement—part of the Division of Development and Alumni Relations—accepted an award certificate at the Loews Sapphire Hotel in Orlando on Tuesday, Feb. 11, for their Meet the CEO program. It was among more than 1,000 entries from across the southeast district. 

Meet the CEO features prominent University of Miami alumni from across the country. The University of Miami Alumni Association launched the program in New York City with music industry executive and alumnus Lyor Cohen, global head of music for YouTube. Each Meet the CEO event brings together an alumnus business leader and alumnus journalist to engage in conversations about how their experiences at the University have inspired and influenced their life choices and careersultimately propelling them each to make a significant impact within their companies. 

Office of Engagement—part of the Division of Development and Alumni Relations—accepted an award certificate at the Loews Sapphire Hotel in Orlando on Tuesday, Feb. 11, for their Meet the CEO program.“Meet the CEO events give us the opportunity to market the University brand in new landscapes,” said Erica Arroyo, associate vice president of engagement. “The program has offered the University great exposure and we’re able to pair notable alumni from the news world with a notable business leader in some of our top markets.”

The event also includes a networking reception that provides attendees with an opportunity to mix and mingle with the guest speakers and fellow ’Canes. All alumni, parents, and friends of the U, are welcome to attend.

“Networking is such an important component to career development, but this is in an elevated setting,” added Arroyo. “During these events, alumni have access to a top CEO with whom they share a bond of being graduates of the University of Miami. The format allows guests to have intimate conversations and connections.” 

CASE is a global nonprofit association dedicated to educational advancement—alumni relations, communications, development, marketing, and advancement services.

Since the New York City event, subsequent gatherings have featured Guillermo de Aranzabal, M.B.A., CEO of Grupo La Rioja Alta, S.A.; and Johnny Taylor, president and CEO of the Society for Human Resource Management. This March, the series will continue in Charlotte, North Carolina, with a program on Thursday, March 5, that will feature Jose Amario, president and CEO of Bojangles', Inc. Learn more.