University Advancement Veteran Steven Hall Appointed Associate Vice President for Alumni Relations at Boston University
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(Boston) — Steven A. Hall, a national leader in alumni relations and higher-education advancement, was named associate vice president for Alumni Relations at Boston University, announced Scott G. Nichols, BU’s vice president for Development and Alumni Relations.
Hall, who has served in senior alumni-relations positions at the University of Houston for 22 years, joins BU on June 11, filling a key office in Nichols’ reorganization of the department. Hall’s appointment demonstrates the renewed commitment to greater communication with BU graduates, articulated by BU President Robert A. Brown in the university’s strategic plan, and echoed by Nichols after joining the institution in May 2006 after 20 years as dean for development, alumni relations and communications at Harvard Law School.
“Steve’s appointment is especially exciting, given the crucial role our graduates will play in the future of this institution, our strong desire to enhance alumni-relations programs, and his reputation as one of the best advancement professionals in the country,” said Nichols. “As the chief executive in charge of alumni relations, Steve will provide professional leadership for all programs, events and activities that are sponsored by Boston University on behalf of its 264,000 alumni.”
Hall most recently served as president and chief executive officer of the Houston Alumni Organization. He has held other positions within the UH organization including the roles of executive director of Development Operations, executive director of Development Program Services, director of Annual Support, and associate director of the Houston Alumni Organization. Founded in 1927, the University of Houston is a major public research institution which boasts over 180,000 graduates.
Additionally, he has a background in the development field, both at the University of Houston, his alma mater, and as vice president at the Washington State University Foundation.
“Boston University is one of the nation’s premier universities,” said Hall. “With more than a quarter of a million graduates worldwide, BU is poised to capitalize on the energy and commitment that engaged alumni can provide.”
One of Hall’s most important goals will be to direct new initiatives to increase and improve alumni involvement, added Nichols.
“Steve will serve as the main contact and resource between the Alumni Relations office and other offices within Development and Alumni Relations, as well as liaison with faculty, administration, trustees, and volunteers in achieving our alumni-relations objectives,” said Nichols. “We look forward to him joining us.”
Founded in 1839, Boston University is an internationally recognized institution of higher education and research. With more than 30,000 students, it is the fourth largest independent university in the United States. BU consists of 17 colleges and schools along with a number of multi-disciplinary centers and institutes which are central to the school’s research and teaching mission.