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Robert Ford Named Senior Director of Alumni and Constituent Relations

Bob FordRobert Ford will begin serving as senior director of Alumni and Constituent Relations for CWU on October 20.

"We are thrilled to have Bob join our University Advancement team,” said Scott Wade, vice president for University Advancement in announcing Ford’s appointment. “We are excited about the vision and program development expertise Bob brings to the table as we work to deliver increased value and connection to members of the Wildcat family."

Ford will lead and expand CWU’s alumni engagement activities and coordinate specific outreach to other important university constituent groups. 

"I look forward to leading a unit that is critical to our student success and having an opportunity to foster the impact our world-class alumni can have in both the university and their local communities," Ford said.

Ford has served in a number of different leadership roles at CWU—most recently as director of Campus Life, where he oversaw campus activities, university recreation and the student union. Ford also has been adviser for the university’s student government and served as an assistant coach for CWU’s nationally ranked men's rugby program.

"Bob has been a tremendous asset to our university for the past 12 years working with our students and Campus Life departments,” said CWU President James L. Gaudino. “I am excited to see him leverage this experience with our 80,000 alumni in Washington State and around the world."

Ford and his wife, Kendra, live in Ellensburg with their two children, Cami and Carly.

September 25, 2014