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Ralph Amos to lead alumni association


By Wendy Soderburg '82

Published Oct 1, 2007 8:00 AM

Ralph Amos, one of the Midwest's most accomplished alumni administrators, is now a Bruin. Amos took over as executive director of the UCLA Alumni Association and assistant vice chancellor, alumni relations, UCLA External Affairs, on August 9. He succeeds Keith Brant '83, M.A. '88, Ph.D. '95, who had served as executive director and assistant vice chancellor from 1995 to 2006.

"Ralph's expertise, coupled with the vision, dynamism and passion he brings to his work, will make him an outstanding leader for the Alumni Association and UCLA," says Rhea Turteltaub, interim vice chancellor, External Affairs.

Amos served as executive director of the Ohio University Alumni Association and assistant vice president of alumni relations for Ohio University since 1998. Previously, he served at the alumni association of his undergraduate alma mater, Ohio State University, for eight years, including four years as the assistant vice president of membership/marketing. The Dayton, Ohio, native received his B.A. in international studies from Ohio State University in 1986. He has since received his master's in public administration from Ohio University and is pursuing his doctorate in higher education administration.

Yolanda Nunn Gorman '78, M.B.A. '83, Ph.D. '93, president of the UCLA Alumni Association and chair of the search advisory committee, says, "Ralph's energy and passion will engage alumni, his vision and creativity will take the Association and alumni involvement on campus to a new level, and his authenticity and collaborative nature will support strong relationships with key campus constituents, alumni volunteers and staff."