by Geoff Larcom, Published November 03, 2010
Vicki Reaume, who has served as executive director of alumni relations at Eastern Michigan University since 2001, has been appointed to the position of vice president and secretary to the board of regents at EMU.
The secretary serves as a liaison between the board and the president and the president's cabinet. Responsibilities include planning, coordinating and facilitating the work of the Eastern Michigan Board of Regents, to help enable it to effectively govern the University.
"Vicki Reaume has been an outstanding member of the Eastern Michigan University family for 15 years," said Roy Wilbanks, chair of the board of regents. "She has successfully led our alumni relations office, and we look forward to her continued success and involvement in assisting the board of regents in our ongoing efforts to further the growth and progress of the University."
"I have greatly enjoyed my tenure in the EMU Office for Alumni Relations," Reaume said. "It has been a profound privilege building relationships with our alumni and throughout the University. I am excited about this new opportunity to continue to contribute to the success of Eastern Michigan."
As executive director of alumni relations, Reaume provided leadership and coordination of alumni relations activities while working with the board of regents, the president and other executive leaders. She led an office with more than 10 employees and managed an annual budget of a half million dollars.
She served as director of alumni relations at Eastern from 1997-2001, and assistant director from 1995-97. Reaume also worked as an alumni and constituency relations specialist at Monroe County Community College from 1993-95, and as the college's alumni coordinator from 1991-93.
She earned a master's in educational leadership in 1996, and a bachelor's in public relations in 1991, both from EMU.
The regents hired Reaume after a search to fill the position began in September 2010. She succeeds Jacqueline Kurtz, who has resigned to pursue other interests. Kurtz had served in the position since 2006. Reaume's annual salary will be $126,500.