Editor's Note

Planning for the future

Alumni Engagement Office launches new strategic plan
By: Carolle de Ste-Croix (’90), Director of Alumni Engagement and Editor of the Record

In 2039, Mount Allison University will enter its third century. Seventeen years feels like a lifetime, but it is the blink of an eye in the life of a 200-year-old institution. As Mount Allison's third century draws ever closer, it does so in a world that is more connected, more complex, and — at times — more confusing than Charles Frederick Allison, our founder, could have imagined.

What is clear is that the world needs active citizens prepared with the sort of education earned at Mount Allison now more than ever. We need to ensure that MtA is well positioned to do exactly what it has done for two centuries: produce bright, eager, and invested alumni. This guiding vision drives the mission, strategic objectives, and goals of the new Alumni Engagement Strategic Plan 2022-2025.

In spring of 2022, a group of engaged alumni and staff were asked to take part in the Ad-hoc Alumni Strategic Plan committee. Their task was to define the parameters of the consultation to ensure feedback from a diverse group of alumni, volunteers, students, staff, and faculty during the process. The ad-hoc committee then made recommendations to the Alumni Engagement Office on what they heard and their feedback is the basis for our new strategic plan.

Over 360 alumni participated in the consultation process with a heavy emphasis on recent graduates. The committee used various participatory techniques to elicit comments and responses. While the data was qualitative, the committee found common threads throughout the 11 virtual meetings, surveys, and in-person consultations held in spring of 2022.

The vison, values, mission, goals, and objectives were informed by the research conducted by the ad-hoc committee. Read the full Alumni Engagement Strategic Plan 2022-2025.

Carolle de Ste-Croix (’90)
Director of Alumni Engagement 
Editor of the Record