National Alumni Board

UA’s 24-member volunteer National Alumni Board is dedicated to enhancing the relationship between the University and its graduates, current students, prospective students and friends.

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National Alumni Board ChairsA message from our Chairs

Fellow UA Alumni,

On behalf of more than 180,000 alumni worldwide, we want to welcome you as members of The University of Akron Alumni Association. Like our first graduate, Susie Chamberlain class of 1873, you are Forever a Zip! There are many great ways in which our alumni can lift up our alma mater. Start with these simple ideas that inspire pride and build our community of dedicated Zips.

  • Wear Your Blue & Gold: Wherever, whenever – proudly wear your Akron Zips gear.
  • Talk Us Up: Share your Akron Experience with prospective students, parents and fellow alumni.
  • Come Back Home: Over 120,000 alumni live right here in the state of Ohio. It’s a perfect day trip to visit campus and see the changes over the years. We encourage you to come back home and visit the Alumni Association for a tour.

There are many great ways to stay connected and engaged with your alma mater. Some of these options include joining the Roo Crew, our alumni volunteer program, to letting us know what you are up to by submitting a class note.

Explore the many options below to see how you can become engaged with UA.

We thank you for reading and do hope you will come back. Your input is important to our work. If you have any thoughts, ideas or comments to how we can better serve our UA alumni, please email us at, with the subject line: Attn: NAB.

Thank you. We wish you the very best, and as always, Go Zips!

Forever a Zip,
Chairman Dave Harris `79 `86 & Vice Chairwoman Nikki Douglas `07

Alumni benefits and resources

Automatic membership

No dues. No levels. No hassle. Commencement signifies the beginning of your automatic membership to the Alumni Association - a global network of more than 180,000 peers, friends and Zips. Be a part of the excitement; stay connected and be involved!

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