April 4, 2006: New alumni relations officer for Capilano College

      Tuesday, April 4, 2006
      Contact: Shelley Kean at 604.983.7596

      (NORTH VANCOUVER, B.C.)—Janis Connolly has joined the Capilano College Foundation in the newly established position of alumni relations officer. Janis brings with her years of experience in building alumni programs at the University of British Columbia and the University of Western Ontario, and working in business development for executive education programs at UBC’s Sauder School of Business.

      As the alumni branches manager at UBC, Janis was responsible for starting and maintaining an alumni network worldwide, initiating the university’s first alumni branch in Taiwan in the early ‘90s.

      “The UBC experience was very meaningful and satisfying,” said the native Vancouverite. “To start an alumni relations program from the ground up is an exciting prospect for me and an important one for Capilano College.”

      Janis, who lives in Vancouver with her husband Jim and their cat, Luis, has a BA in Urban Geography and a B.Ed, both from UBC. She is currently working on a Fine Arts certificate at Emily Carr Institute of Art and Design.

      In the coming weeks, she hopes to meet with people around the College community to find out how they see alumni helping the College reach its objectives.

      “I look forward to working in consultation with all College departments and faculties to design an alumni relations program that benefits and supports the goals and mission of Capilano College,” she said. “It will be an important mentoring and recruitment tool that will showcase the achievements of our graduates and help establish a lifelong relationship with our students right from the start.”