Young Alumni Leadership Council Envisioning Session

1 Leave a comment on paragraph 1 0 Young Alumni Leadership Council, Saturday, 1/25/17, 1:00 pm, Hilton Providence,
(SPSC facilitator: Keefe)

2 Leave a comment on paragraph 2 0 In advance of the Young Alumni Leadership Council’s meeting, a survey was distributed to all members. Nine alumni participated in an in-person discussion.  The following notes include both the survey and in-person comments.

3 Leave a comment on paragraph 3 0 1.  If Providence College were to be best known for one thing within the next 10-20 years, what should it be?

  • 4 Leave a comment on paragraph 4 0
  • Best Liberal Arts College on the East Coast, NCAA Basketball championship, Highly ranked business school in New England/Tristate area
  • Alumni who continue to want to give back and to keep coming back
  • Premier liberal arts institution
  • Strong access to an alumni network – similar to Notre Dame along with a reputable business school

5 Leave a comment on paragraph 5 0 2.  What should the College be doing in the next 10-20 years that it isn’t doing today?

  • 6 Leave a comment on paragraph 6 0
  • Create a Communications/PR major or minor
  • Business school undergrad and graduate should be a top priority, focus on successful Providence professionals vs. the usual suspects (sorry, John O’Hurley) with full alumni overhaul for information, contact and career info, many PC alumni who are driven and successful
  • Fully incorporate diversity into campus culture, in addition to academic instruction
  • Establish national presence and accompanying brand
  • Expand nationally – we are a very East Coast school and should be recognized nationally
  • Expanded volunteer opportunities for alumni
  • Restructuring of Career Education
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    • Better incorporate internships into classes and education of students
    • Currently, students complete internships that are never acknowledged or expanded upon – how can we change this?
  • Better preparing students for life post-PC

9 Leave a comment on paragraph 9 0 3.  If Providence College had $100M new dollars to spend, how should it be spent?

  • 10 Leave a comment on paragraph 10 0
  • Financial Aid & Scholarship, continue investing in Athletics
  • Improved library space, improved housing options, better and larger Advancement Office and Alumni Relations team
  • Endowment
  • Faculty and sports

11 Leave a comment on paragraph 11 0 4.  What should be the most important measure or indicator of the College’s success? Why?

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  • Quality of incoming students (focus on becoming an academic contender in the Liberal Arts college sphere), alumni success (what percentage are getting jobs a year after graduation, what is the average salary of graduates within 10 years of graduation), college ranking, transfer rate (how many are staying after freshman year)
  • Percentage of alumni who want to give back and to keep supporting the mission and experience of being a Friar
  • Alumni participation rate, admissions yield, annual fund dollars
  • An increase in Endowment and applicants
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Source: http://library.providence.edu/fhertr/index.php/young-alumni-leadership-council-envisioning-session/