Allie Ratcliff Returns to Alma Mater as University of Mobile Alumni Programs Director

Kathy Dean Alumni, News

MOBILE, Ala. – University of Mobile’s new director of alumni programs is 2015 graduate Allie Normand Ratcliff. She returns to her alma mater to handle alumni relationships, coordinate the university’s Ambassadors program for student leaders, and develop alumni special events.

“We are focusing on bringing our alumni back home and encouraging them to return to campus and be involved with the University of Mobile. Allie brings a lot of energy and passion to her role and will be a good catalyst for growing that alumni support,” said Dr. Bruce Earnest, vice president for advancement.

This new role marks Ratcliff’s return to the university where she served beginning in 2015 as enrollment counselor, then in 2017 as director of student experience in the Office for Student Life. In that capacity, she was responsible for all student life events for both current and prospective students, including preview days, Ram Rush, athletic tailgates, concerts and more. From July 2018 to the present, she served as director of admissions for another alma mater, Mobile Christian School.

Ratcliff said she is excited about the opportunity to build on the sense of community that UM graduates experienced as students.

“I’m glad to be back, and it will be fun connecting with people and finding out more about our alumni and what they have been up to since graduation,” Ratcliff said. “I am looking forward to keeping alumni informed about what is happening in the University of Mobile community, and creating new events for alumni to get connected.”

Ratcliff graduated in 2015 with a Bachelor of Science in communication, with concentrations in marketing and public relations. As a University of Mobile student, she served as a cheerleader, resident assistant, and on the Ram Rush committee.

For more information about alumni events at the University of Mobile, visit the website at or call the Office for Advancement at 251.442.2587.


 About the University of Mobile

The University of Mobile is a Christ-centered liberal arts and sciences institution with a vision of higher education for a higher purpose, founded to honor God by equipping students for their future professions through rigorous academic preparation and spiritual transformation. Core values are: Christ-Centered, Academically-Focused, Student-Devoted and Distinctively-Driven. The university offers on-campus and online bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degrees in 77 academic programs. Founded in 1961, the University of Mobile is affiliated with the Alabama Baptist State Convention and is located 10 miles north of Mobile, Alabama on a campus of over 880 acres.

For more information about the University of Mobile, visit the website at or call Enrollment Services at 1.800.WIN.RAMS or 251.442.2222.

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Kathy Dean

Kathy Dean

Kathy is an award-winning public relations professional and former journalist with a strong background in strategic communications, feature writing/story-telling, copywriting and editing. She serves as assistant vice president for university communications. Kathy joined the University of Mobile marketing/public relations staff in 1993 and has earned awards for writing, public relations and advertising, including twice receiving the grand prize for feature writing from the Baptist Communicators Association. She serves on the board of the John M. Will Scholarship Foundation, awarding scholarships to promising student journalists; and is a member of the Public Relations Council of Alabama, Baptist Communicators Association and Society of Professional Journalists. Kathy lives in Daphne with her husband, Chuck, who earned his M.B.A. from University of Mobile. They have two children and two grandchildren.