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Director, Forever Buffs Engagement & Outreach

After graduating from Eastern Illinois University, Tricia dabbled in a few positions including serving as a flight attendant, working at a start-up venture capital company, and working at the St. Regis in Aspen. From there, she moved to Denver and started working for the Muscular Dystrophy Association, where she was transferred to multiple states in her 14 years with the organization. She moved back to Denver and in 2013 began working at the CU Boulder Alumni Association.  She is currently the Director of Forever Buffs Engagement and Outreach.  This position plays a critical role in the strategic planning, management and administration of experiential programs that engage alumni, donors, and friends of CU in deep and meaningful ways. Our organization is called to reach, serve and engage the 300,000 current and future alumni to invoke passion, honor tradition, celebrate accomplishments and instill CU in all hearts and minds. Tricia is responsible for creating, developing and executing experiential engagement opportunities that focus on deep and meaningful ways for constituents to connect to CU and each other. Established experiential programs include the Roaming Buffaloes Travel Program, Alumni Career Services, Dinner with 12 Buffs, and Scholarship programming.