Alumni Association

The Ottawa University Alumni Association (OUAA) strives to enhance a lifelong relationship between Ottawa University, its graduates and former students while facilitating networking opportunities among alumni. Historically the OUAA served graduates of the Ottawa, KS campus through a board of directors and traditional events such as Homecoming Festival in fall and Reunion Celebration in spring.

To better reflect the worldwide, diversified institution Ottawa University has become, the OUAA adopted revised governing documents in 2004. All of the adult campuses have formed (or are currently forming) their own alumni boards and leadership for alumni programming is now decentralized by campus location. Regional and local chapters are also developing to provide networking, community service, and social opportunities for alumni from all campuses in the communities in which they settle.

A committee of the Ottawa University Board of Trustees sets policies and expectations for the various bodies which support alumni relationships. The various boards work closely with the alumni relations staff to determine the most rewarding programs for their alumni (personal and professional growth, community service, networking, social events, etc.).

While students focus on the coursework leading to a degree, the OUAA engages students during their years on campus. Providing supportive activities and interaction while students are still in class helps keep the alumni association apprised of the developing needs of new generations of alumni. At Ottawa University, the education, experience, and relationships are built to last a lifetime.