Aug. 17, 2015 04:06 PM

The Alumni Association at UL Lafayette has announced the hire of Jennifer LeMeunier as its new executive director. According to a release from the association, LeMeunier, a 1992 public relations graduate at UL, began in July.

“I am passionate about engaging our alumni in networking, social, and volunteer opportunities, as well as communicating ways alumni can support their alma mater,” LeMeunier says in the release.

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LeMeunier has served the University Alumni Association for many years. An avid volunteer on the Alumni Council for four years, she also served as silent auction chair twice for the Spring Gala.

Her nine years of experience, most recently as vice president for retail sales, at Home Bank has provided a wide variety of professional experience.

“In Jennifer, we have a leader with vision, dedication and a commitment to tireless efforts to lead our Alumni Association and the Office of Alumni Affairs to new heights,” said John Blohm, vice president for University Advancement.

As executive director, LeMeunier will be responsible for the overall administration of activities, programs, and special projects sponsored by the Alumni Association. She will oversee the budget and leadership of the Alumni staff while also coordinating the activities of the Alumni Council and its Board of Directors. She will identify and recruit future Council members.

“We have many wonderful volunteers who care about the University and contribute their time and money to alumni initiatives. I look forward to continuing to engage them while welcoming others who are looking for opportunities to get involved,” she said.

LeMeunier is responsible for the Association’s recognition programs for distinguished alumni and outstanding students. She participates in donor identification, fund raising, and membership cultivation.

“Jennifer brings excellent organizational, communication, entrepreneurial, and networking skills to this position. When it came to choosing a new executive director, the Board’s decision was a clear one,” said Margaret Trahan, past president of the Alumni Association Executive Board of Directors.

LeMeunier’s involvement at UL Lafayette goes deep. During her student years, she participated as a Student Orientation staff leader and was a member of the Public Relations Student Society of America, Kappa Delta, Order of Omega, and the Student Discipline Committee. She worked for the Alumni Center for four years.

“Jennifer is ushering in what is sure to be a new era in alumni engagement at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette,” Blohm said.

LeMeunier is married to Nock LeMeunier. They have four sons, Graham, Jacob, John, and Christopher.

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