Biggs to lead Southeastern Alumni Relations

Tuesday, April 11, 2017 Michelle Biggs
by: Rene Abadie

     HAMMOND -- Michelle Biggs will join Southeastern Louisiana University in the new role of executive director of alumni relations in the Division of University Advancement. She will report to campus for her first day of work May 1.
     Biggs brings to the position over 25 years of experience in strategic planning, many of which she obtained during her work within the non-profit realm. A graduate of Louisiana State University, Biggs currently serves as communications and administrative officer at the St. Tammany West Chamber of Commerce. Prior to that position, she served as associate director for Southeastern’s Columbia Theatre for the Performing Arts.
     Biggs is a 2015 graduate of the Institute of Organization Management, a four-year educational program focused on non-profit management, sponsored by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce.
     “Michelle’s past experience will be an asset as we implement new initiatives directed at ensuring increased engagement from a diverse alumni community,” said Vice President for University Advancement Wendy Lauderdale.  “We look forward to having her return to work once again within the Southeastern Family.”
     As executive director of alumni relations, Biggs will be charged with providing strategic vision to define and implement best practices and innovations that engage Southeastern alumni in lifelong, progressive relationships with the university.
     “It is an honor to be selected as Southeastern’s first executive director of alumni relations,” said Biggs. “I very much look forward to working with all members of the Lion Nation to build on the prior successes of the alumni program and to continue to strengthen the university's alumni network.”

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