Today's trend lines with Amber Redmond, Director of Alumni relation for Penn State's World Campus, include:
- online alumni engagement is the new normal;
- collaboration is the key;
- leveraging faculty for alumni engagement.
Amber is the Director of Alumni Relations for Penn State World Campus. She is newer to her role, having taken over the position in February of this year. However, she is not new to the world of Development and Alumni Relations. Amber started her career at Penn State working in the Office of Gift Planning. Before her current role, Amber worked in the Admissions and Financial Aid Office for Penn State World Campus, which introduced her to the world of online learning. During her time in admissions, Amber coordinated the Alumni Ambassador Program, which pairs alumni and current students with prospective Penn State World Campus students to help these students decide if Penn State World Campus is a good fit for them. It was doing this work that Amber realized her passion for working with alumni volunteers. When the role of Director of Alumni Relations was posted, Amber jumped on the opportunity to apply.
Amber is a two-time Penn State alumna, having earned a Bachelor of Science in Management from the Smeal College of Business in 2009 and a Master of Public Administration from Penn State World Campus in 2018.