Great things are on the horizon for the UNT Alumni Association, says Robert McInturf, the association's new executive director. McInturf joined UNT this summer after serving as director of alumni relations and executive director of the University of North Carolina Wilmington Alumni Association. He previously worked for his alma mater, the University of West Alabama, as director of alumni affairs and interim director of marketing and communication.
In his new role, McInturf says he hopes to capitalize on the university's growing academic reputation, entrepreneurial spirit and athletic success to build alumni engagement. He's already planning to increase alumni programming in areas with large concentrations of alumni, especially the DFW area.
"Engaging alumni in the life of the university needs to be at the core of everything we do," he says. "We will work to create a culture where our alumni and our current students understand that their relationship with UNT does not end at commencement, it is a lifelong relationship."
Mark Miller ('70, '80 M.B.A.), president of the UNT Alumni Association Board of Directors, says McInturf's arrival is an opportunity to build momentum and growth in alumni membership and programs.
"Rob's leadership qualities and professional experience in alumni relations made him the ideal fit for us," Miller says.
Don't forget to join other alumni at the Alumni Pavilion before home football games this fall and watch for details on alumni rallies before away games at UNT Alumni Association.