Letter from Alissa Comella
Dear Kellogg alumni,
Since arriving on campus in May, I have noticed that Kellogg is buzzing with energy and excitement. There seems to be a sense amongst all of us — alumni, students, faculty and administrators alike — that we are a part of something big. There's a feeling that this is history in the making.
Indeed, this is a special time to be a part of Kellogg. This year, under Dean Sally Blount's leadership, the school has made so much exciting progress — from rolling out the Think Bravely advertising campaign, to initiating the strategic plan, to furthering our plans for a new building on the Evanston campus. We're well on our way to realizing Dean Blount's vision for Kellogg in the 2020 global marketplace.
As part of this vision, Dean Blount and I are committed to creating the best alumni experience possible. By integrating Kellogg's alumni relations and development teams to create the Office of Advancement, we are stronger than ever — and positioned to provide an exceptional alumni experience that vitally connects each of you to the school.
For the 2011-12 academic year, we have created a plan that builds on the momentum of last year, during which our staff supported and activated more than 400 global alumni events that convened 6,000-plus Kellogg alumni. This year, we are intently focused on customizing our services for alumni markets and improving alumni network tools — so you can stay better connected with one another and with Kellogg.
During the past few months, I've had the pleasure of meeting many of you. Thank you for extending such a warm welcome! As my Kellogg journey continues, I look forward to meeting many more of you — and seeing how, together, we can create a best-in-class experience for all of Kellogg's 50,000-plus alumni.