As we all navigate a year of unprecedented change, I want to assure you that your Alumni Association remains committed to representing every one of our more than 200,000 alumni by offering programs and resources that strengthen our community and support Texas State University. For me personally, it has been an honor and a joy to serve as the Association president for our Bobcat alumni. Our association represents a diverse community that is drawn together by our shared experience at Texas State University. Along with many of you, I can say that “I grew up while a student through academics and extra-curricular activities.”
This year, the Alumni Association has launched several new initiatives to elevate the service we bring to all Bobcats. As you explore our new website, I hope that you will take note of the strides we are making to continuously improve Texas State’s alumni support system. Not only have we eliminated our dues-based membership model, but we have made it easier to connect with fellow Bobcats and to mark your Bobcat pride for a lifetime.
First, I am excited to announce that the Alumni Association is no longer operating on a membership model. Every Texas State graduate is automatically part of the Alumni Association - no need to apply or pay - and has access to opportunities to connect with the Bobcat family and to celebrate their love for the Maroon and Gold. Regardless of when you graduated, what you studied, or where your path has taken you, your diploma makes you a part of our alumni community.
In order to better connect with our extensive network of Bobcats and to support you all in better connecting with each other, we are also enhancing our alumni engagement opportunities. This year, we are launching alumni affinity networks that will allow Bobcats to connect over their passions no matter where they live. We are also making it easier to stay in touch through a revitalized alumni newsletter and virtual events that meet your needs and interests. To make sure you are receiving our alumni communications, please update your contact information.
Finally, I want to introduce you to Forever Bobcats, a generous community of alumni, family, friends, faculty, and staff determined to make a difference in the lives of Texas State students and invest in our university’s legacy. Forever Bobcats help students succeed and pursue their desired careers, grow Bobcat pride, and make it possible for Texas State to work toward a stronger, more sustainable future. As Forever Bobcats, alumni will have exclusive opportunities to engage with university leadership, receive previews of new Texas State initiatives, receive behind-the-scenes tours, and be included in specialized events and communications.
Thank you for visiting our Bobcat Alumni website! I look forward to continuing to serve and support you through our Alumni Association.
Once a Bobcat, Always a Bobcat!