Colorado State University-Pueblo has hired a wolf, Christy Wulf, to lead its alumni operations as Director of Alumni Relations and Annual Fund.
Beginning July 1, Wulf will be responsible for contributing to the advancement of CSU-Pueblo by building relationships and active alumni participation with the University’s 38,000+ ThunderWolf graduates and former students. The director will work in collaboration with the University’s development team to actively manage a portfolio of alumni volunteers and take an active role in building pride in the University, promoting the value of being an alumnus/a, and engaging current students to prepare them for participation after graduation.
Wulf will develop and implement a full program of on- and off-campus special events and gatherings, including reunions, homecoming events, athletic contests, distinguished alumni dinners, and alumni chapters nationwide and globally. The director also researches and manages various alumni benefits, including discount, insurance, and travel programs.
For the past six years, Wulf has served as executive director, director, and assistant director of events within education and non-profit settings. She brings experience in both higher education alumni events management and public relations to CSU-Pueblo.
Most recently, Wulf filled multiple roles and duties as Executive Director of the Hillsboro (KS) Chamber of Commerce, Convention and Visitor’s Bureau and Management Board; she was also the community coordinator of the Hillsboro Arts and Crafts Fair and the Marion County Fair. At the Hillsboro Chamber, she increased Chamber membership 15 percent and initiated four additional fundraising events. Considered one of the largest arts and crafts fairs in the state, the Hillsboro Arts and Crafts Fair demands coordination of more than 400 artists from 15 states, 100 volunteers, and 40,000+ shoppers. This event has been rated among the top 100 arts and crafts shows in the country by Sunshine Artist magazine.
As director of alumni events at Tabor College (KS), Wulf coordinated and planned events ranging from biannual phone solicitations to homecoming and social and service activities. She maintained the alumni web site and contributed to the production of the Tabor College alumni magazine. She also has served as a marketing and communications assistant at Sterling College (KS), where she developed all on-campus public relations programs and materials and also worked with the alumni web site and magazine. She was also the assistant director of the Alumni Department and the William Inge Theatre Festival at Independence Community College (KS).
Wolf earned a bachelor’s degree in journalism with a business communications concentration from the University of Kansas and is a graduate of Leadership Marion County.