The Communication Alumni Council was formed in the Fall of 2009 and had their first meeting in April, 2010. The goals of the Council are to foster interactions between alumni and the Department and between students and alumni. Meet our members (Profiles) and view the Mission and Strategic Goals of the Council here (Council’s Mission, Membership, and Meetings).
[Photo: Alumni Council 2018]
The purpose of the UCSB Department of Communication Alumni Council is to support the professional development and lifelong engagement of students and alumni, and the success and visibility of the department at large.
Engagement: Strengthen relationships between students and alumni and their connection to the Department.
Awareness: Increase visibility of Department to positively impact reputation and help meeting membership and financial goals.
Career: Develop student and alumni career skills, knowledge and professional networks.
Financial: Raise monetary contributions and financially support Council, Department and student needs.
Membership in the Alumni Council is by invitation only and includes a financial commitment of $1,000 annually ($500 for alumni who have graduated within the last ten years). Member dues are used to support the Council’s activities and Departmental initiatives such as career development, scholarships, and lectures. Council members commit to a three-year term and attend two meetings per year. See the bios of the Council’s current members.
The Alumni Council sponsors a Communication Career Day each spring in conjunction with All Gaucho Reunion, the fall Senior-Alumni Mixer, and other career education and networking opportunities. In addition, they assist the Department with development activities and giving campaigns for special Departmental needs.
Alumni Council members also are members of the Chancellor's Council, UC Santa Barbara’s premier annual giving program, which recognizes a special group of investors for their annual gifts to the University. Council members are invited to all campus and regional events, including departmental activities, lectures, and conferences. Membership also includes two campus parking passes per year, library privileges, and recognition in the Annual Report and Donor Honor Roll.
Alexandra Platt (Class of 2012) serves as Alumni Council Chair.