New Alumni Director Plans To Grow Engagement

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A new face is greeting former Western New Mexico University students at Hunter Hall.

Amanda Moffett was recently named Director of Alumni Affairs and already she is gearing up for a busy spring semester of events and outreach efforts.

“WNMU has such a positive impact in the community and I want to continue to reach out to former students and employees who have benefited from their time here,” said Moffett.

Moffett’s background is primarily in the resort and hospitality industry, helping to plan large business and social events for resorts, golf and country clubs and conference center. A native of Tucson, Arizona, Moffett is familiar with the area having earned a degree from Cochise College in Douglas, Arizona. Her most recent experience is as a Conference Manager at Loews Ventana Canyon in Tucson.

“I hear from graduates all the time that are wanting to give back to their alma mater because WNMU was such a special place for them,” said Moffett. “I’m here to let them know that there are many ways to get involved on campus and back in their home communities.”

Moffett already created the Mustang Round Up, an initiative to grow the alumni database by connecting with former students through the creation of alumni chapters. The campaign will include the purchase of a new software program enabling greater outreach through email and other digital communications.

“Something that is awesome about our Mustangs is that there is a sense of family and belonging,” said Moffett. “Each alum that I speak to offers great ideas and is connected with many other alumni throughout the country.”

Moffett’s office is located in the second floor of Hunter Hall at the main campus. She can be reached at

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