Published: July 2, 2021

Alumni Association’s Carolyn Paul Retires

Carolyn PaulAfter 23 years of service, Carolyn Paul retired from the CU Boulder Alumni Association.

“For many alumni, visitors and campus staff, Carolyn was the face and voice of the Alumni Association,” said Ron Stump, former Alumni Association director.

During her tenure, Paul was involved in student scholarships, Homecoming weekends, commencements, football tailgates, weddings and more.

“Carolyn was always — and I mean always — ready with a smile and a warm greeting,” said Clark Oldroyd (MEdu’75), who worked alongside Paul at the Alumni Association for more than two decades. “Her infectious greeting made you smile, too.”

An animal and nature lover, Paul hopes to hike, watch operas and spend time in Santa Fe in retirement. She lives in Boulder.

“Carolyn had a way of developing fast friendships with the many people who called and visited the Alumni Association,” said Ryan Chreist (Kines’96; MPubAd’09), assistant vice chancellor and Alumni Association executive director. “The impact she has made on our community will be felt for many years.”

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