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Alumni Association President Maria Reynolds '87 '18

Maria Reynolds

To my fellow NKU Alumni,

Five years ago, I reconnected with NKU. This chance meeting grew quickly into many personal opportunities. I became an NKU student again and recently graduated. I was also asked to serve as a member of the NKU Alumni Board of Directors. I am living our NKU Alumni Association’s Vision:

Our alumni find their passion for the University that made their dreams possible. They are connected, informed, and contributing to NKU’s success via their time, talent, and treasure.

NKU has made my dreams possible. I am forever grateful. My mission is to find a way to match the needs of the University to the knowledge, skills, and abilities of our alumni and that we proactively and personally reach out and ask you to be part of this movement. I believe all we need to do is ask and that YOU, as alumni, stand ready to help!

This past year, we welcomed Dr. Ashish Vaidya, our sixth president of NKU. Work began immediately on Success by Design, NKU’s three-year strategic framework for the University’s future. The Alumni Board of Directors has updated its strategic plan to include actions that directly align with and best support the University’s strategic framework.

Here is a brief look into our Alumni Association priorities for this academic year:

  • Alumni Legacy Day – A new event to support student recruitment, promote scholarships, and bring Alumni and their families back to NKU.
  • Alumni Legacy Scholarship and Young Alumni Scholarship – We will continue to support students to help eliminate financial barriers.
  • Alumni Volunteer Program – Alumni will be able to volunteer through unique experiences that interest them.
  • Strategic Partnerships – We will work to identify partners within the community where you are working and living to connect alumni back to the University and to support student success.  

It is a privilege to serve as the next President of the Alumni Association. I am excited to collaborate with some of the region’s most visionary minds including our Vice President Wade Williams (‘97, ‘01) and our Past President Mike McKeown (’85). I hope you too will decide to get involved with our Alumni Association. To learn more, visit   

I am excited about NKU’s future. Every day, your alma mater continues to make a significant impact on its students and community. Let’s reconnect YOU with NKU!



Maria Reynolds ’87, ’18 President, NKU Alumni Association