A 1981 graduate of UW-Eau Claire , John Bachmeier , has been named the university's director of alumni relations
is expected to replace former Alumni Relations Director Suzanne Slota on Feb.
...As director of alumni relations , Bachmeier said he will be setting up opportunities for the chancellor and other university officers to meet with alumni
will coordinate and evaluate all aspects of alumni activities at the university , including planning meetings and functions for alumni to encourage their involvement with the university.
I am a graduate and I still have a love for the university , said Bachmeier
.I'm looking forward to working with people who share the same passion for the university..We look forward to working with John as the alumni director here at Eau Claire , said Carole Halberg , president of the UW-Eau Claire Foundation , in a news release
...Bachmeier previously worked as manager of the community giving , educational , and customer training services programs at Northern States Power Co. , now Xcel Energy , in Eau Claire
.While managing at NSP
directed educational programs that taught safety demonstrations , gave plant tours and gave career talks to more than 500 schools in Wisconsin and Upper Michigan.Bachmeier also served on the Cray Academy board of directors and the Eau Claire Chamber of Commerce Excellence in Education Committee
Bachmeier wants to continue his
success at UW-Eau Claire
says that the existing alumni program is strong and that he
wants to build on that and further strengthen opportunities for alumni.The Alumni Association
largely takes part in the organization of the Homecoming events , including the parade and activities before and after the football games.
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