MOBILE, Ala. – University of Mobile announces the appointment of Lauren McCaghren as senior director for alumni programs and annual giving.
McCaghren brings extensive experience to UM, having served in areas of alumni relations and fund raising at Samford University, Columbus School of Law, George Washington University Law School, and Cumberland School of Law.
“Lauren brings a wealth of knowledge to our Office for Advancement that will enable us to expand opportunities for alumni to connect with University of Mobile and encourage a greater environment of philanthropy,” said Kevin Wilburn, vice president for advancement.
McCaghren said her first priority is to update the university’s alumni database and assure that all alumni have information about alumni chapters, news and events. She will be developing opportunities for alumni to partner with the university.
“The 2017 year will be an exciting one for University of Mobile alumni,” McCaghren said. “We are developing new events and opportunities for alumni to connect with one another professionally as well as socially, as well as to be part of University of Mobile today and in the future.”
She encouraged University of Mobile alumni to update their alumni information online at umobile.edu/alumni.
McCaghren joins her husband on the university’s administrative team. Dr. Chris McCaghren, who previously served as assistant to the president at Samford University and dean at Anderson University, was named vice president for academic affairs in June. The couple has a 20-month-old daughter, Callen.
As senior director of alumni programs and annual giving at Samford University from July 2014 to September 2016, Lauren McCaghren expanded homecoming activities, established an alumni volunteer program and reestablished alumni chapters in eight cities, created an internal alumni professionals network, and instituted an Alumni Showcase highlighting alumni to students across the university. She previously served as associate director of alumni and external relations at Samford University’s Cumberland School of Law.
As director of alumni relations at Catholic University’s Columbus School of Law from October 2012 to June 2014, she created the CUA Law Advantage program, connecting students with over 300 alumni volunteers, and managed 73 alumni events over a single year.
For more information about alumni events at University of Mobile, go to umobile.edu or call the Office for Advancement at 251.442.2270.